Real Good for Free: Poets in the Park, Washington Park

Tom Nattell

Tom Nattell

Started back in 1989 by the late Tom Nattell, the Poets in the Park series of poetry readings has taken place each summer at the foot of the Robert Burns statue in Albany’s Washington Park. The series is back again this year, run by Albany poet Dan Wilcox and co-sponsored by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild.

The readings are scheduled to take place at 7pm on Saturdays throughout the month of July. Rain site for all readings is the Social Justice Center in Albany. Admission is free, although donations are accepted.

Here’s the schedule of readings for 2011:

July 9: Danielle D. Colin Charlestin and Daniel Nester

July 16: Cara Benson and Gary Metras

July 23: Alan Berecka and Rebecca Schumejda

July 30: Alan Catlin and Marie-Elizabeth Mali


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