Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Gary Snyder Reads in Acton

On Tuesday, March 16 at 7:30pm at the Acton-Boxborough Regional Hight School, poet Gary Snyder will read from his work and be presented the 10th Annual Robert Creeley Award. Admission is free and open to the public. Though the event is not in our store we think it merits bringing to your attention. We've set up a display with some of Snyder's work in case you'd like to peruse or purchase one before you attend.

If you're asking yourself what is the Robert Creeley Award and why Acton - Creeley grew up in Acton and as further explained on the Robert Creeley Foundation website:

"Acton rediscovered Creeley’s connection to the town through his chance meeting with Acton resident and poet Robert Clawson in late 2000. On April 11, 2001, Creeley returned to Acton to read to and interact with students in the Acton Boxborough Regional High School. Acton officially proclaimed this day to be “Robert Creeley Day,” and thus began the annual awarding of the “Robert Creeley Award.” Each year, the award winning poet reads to a community audience and a student audience."

More information about the event, past winners, and directions can be found at the Creeley Foundation.

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