Caffe Lena Poetry Festival June 4 and 5

Taylor Mali Saratoga’s Caffe Lena is hosting a fantastic weekend of poetry, workshops, and spoken word coming up next month.  Here is the info from Carol Graser:

For the second year running Caffe Lena will devote a weekend to the art of the spoken word, with more than a dozen accomplished poets offering words of freedom, beauty, challenge, and revelation. The festival will open on Friday evening with a full-length performance by renowned NYC slam poet Taylor Mali, and will continue on Saturday with workshops and readings throughout the afternoon and evening with poets Don Levy, Naton Leslie, Christine Gelineau, Lyn Lifshin, Frannie Lindsay, Susan Deer Cloud, Paul Pines, Joseph Bruchac, Diane Lockward, Lucyna Prostko, Daniel Nester and Barbara Ungar & Nancy White  performing From Eve to Barbie: women in myth and history…

Taylor Mali
Friday, Jun. 4 • 8 PM 
$15 advance / $17 at the door

Saturday, June 5 Workshop Schedule:
12:30 – 1:30 Diane Lockward               Weird Is Good
12:30 – 1:30 Lucyna Prostko                Writing the Deepest Self
1:45 – 2:45 Christina Gelineau               Exploring Beyond the I
1:45 – 2:45 Naton Leslie                      Writing Linked Poems
3:00 – 4:00 Frannie Lindsay                Writing the Ugly Truth
3:00 – 4:00 Daniel Nester                    Poetry Workshop with Daniel Nester

Each workshop is $10. Workshop descriptions are on the website. We’ll have phone reservations for the workshops set up at 583-0022 in the near future. In the meantime, you can contact   to reserve your spot.