Poets in the Park is celebrating 30 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 13, 20 & 27; 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 2019 readers are:
- July 13: Cheryl A. Rice & Guy Reed
- July 20: Mary Kathryn Jablonski & Ken Holland [Revised program]
- July 27: Christian Ortega & Dianne Sefcik
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.