Poetry for the Rest of us with Special Guests

Carol Durant‘s Outliers Poetry Brunch on Sunday, May 20th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Eden Cafe (269 Osborne Road,  Loudonville)

Carol DurantBecause getting Creative is what makes you, You

May brings both flowers and verse. Designed for both the poet and poetry lover Carol and celebrity guests will be reciting both original and popular works. Join us for our unique brunch menu and some of the most creative writings heard from the mouths of our area’s emerging and experienced poets.

Special Celebrity Guests

Ken Screven…..born in NYC …attended Archbishop Molloy HS..Communication Arts Degree-St John’s Univ. After a stint at a radio station in Middletown NY..came to Albany–WROW Radio. 1977 began reporting for WGY-WRGB. First black male hired to do television news in the Capital Region. Over a long career at Channel 6..Ken co-anchored the weekend newscasts for 3 years in the 1980s. Covered State and local politics, community issues, city government, four governors, 1993 World Trade Center bombing, President Bill Clinton, and a wide range of local issues. Won several journalism awards including the NYS AP Broadcasting Best Doc for ‘The Mystery of Screven County’.. After 34 years at CBS 6 ..retired in 2011 as CBS 6 Capital Bureau Chief. Since retirement ..he’s been writing a blog for the Times Union website. Ken continues to live in Albany’s Center Square..where he has been considering writing a memoir.

José J. Morales began writing about four years ago when he joined a memoir writing workshop sponsored by the Albany Public Library that is facilitated by Paul Lamar, who writes theater review for the Schenectady Gazette. His poetry is based on personal memories, and includes element of his Puerto Rican background. José is a resident of Albany, having lived in the area for 38 years. He hopes to publish his memoir, which will include poetry, within the next year. He is retired from the New York State Education Department. Besides writing, José enjoys oil painting and choral singing.

Mary Williams is from Albany. At age 7, she learned to love the performing arts at The Tommy Sternfield Studio. Life has paved many ways and opportunities for this grandmother and great-grandmother. Mary was The Maid in “An Inspector Calls” at Schenectady Civic Players, Directed by Patrick White, in 2017. Mary is expanding her performance opportunities by attending open mic night at Eden Cafe and now as a Special Guest at Outliers Poetry brunch. Mary will be reading selected poems of her beloved partner Walter Moore.