Poets in the Park is celebrating over 25 years of bringing poetry in July to the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park, Albany, NY. The series was started in 1989 by the late Tom Nattell and is now run by Albany poet & photographer Dan Wilcox. This year the readings will be on Saturdays July 15, 22 & 29; the readings start at 7:00 PM & are free & open to the public; donations are accepted. Rain site is the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany. The series is sponsored by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild & the Poetry Motel Foundation.
The 2017 readers are:
- July 15: Karen Skolfield & Jay Wenk
- July 22: Ian Macks & Liv McKee
- July 29: Richard Levine & Suzanne Rancourt
The Robert Burns statue is located near where Henry Johnson Blvd. passes through Washington Park and crosses Hudson Ave. Please bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on.