Civil War Voices in Poetry, Story and Song

photo of ACFL&MH at dusk

The Jewel on the Hill, photo © B.E. Kazmarski

I am honored to be a guest poet at this event reading my poem “The Mystic Chords of Memory” then introducing the Pittsburgh Poetry Society readers.

This will also be the last opportunity to see the exhibit “Aspects of Lincoln: 100 Photographic Portraits of the 16th President of the United States”, so be sure to join us.

Civil War Voices In Poetry, Story and Song

The Pittsburgh Poetry Society and Guests

Thursday April 29, 2010 – 7:00 p.m.

Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall

The Pittsburgh Poetry Society will conclude the celebration of the opening of the Capt. Thomas Espy GAR Post at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall in Carnegie (The Carnegie Carnegie!). Member of the PPS will read original poems as well as poems and stories from other writers in the lovely auditorium which has recently undergone extensive renovation. Among those reading will be PPS members Dorothy Holley, Fred Peterson, Shirley Stevens, Nancy Esther James, Christine Doreian Michaels, Marilyn Marsh Noll, Christine Aikens Wolfe, Jim Cvetic, Agnes “Jo” Dzombak, and Randy Minnich.

Guest poet Bernadette E. Kazmarski will begin the reading with a poem and introduce the members of the Society.

The Civil War still stands as a defining event in our nation’s history, inspiring music, soldiers’ stories, family remembrances and poetry. This story-telling tradition will be presented by members of the Pittsburgh Poetry Society who will read from their original work, in addition to other writing and song from that era.

The Pittsburgh Chapter of The Poetry Society, Inc. of Great Britain and America was founded in 1924, and as part of its 85th anniversary season, they are joining their voices in this concluding event of the ACFL & MH’s three months of Civil War programming.  The event is free and open to the public.

The reading will be followed by a reception at which the attendees will be able to get a peek at the Espy Post Room. You may follow this link to get directions and more information on The Carnegie Carnegie website.

Thursday April 29, 2010 – 7:00 p.m.

Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall

300 Beechwood Avenue

Carnegie PA 15106



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  3. I guess I missed it. Is it good?

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