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Public Reading Schedule Announced – Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat – July 23 to 26, 2014


Mayapple Writers’ Retreat in Woodstock Offers Free Public Readings

The third annual Mayapple Writers’ Retreat takes place at Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, NY from July 22 to 28, 2014 The program includes four public readings of poetry and prose by regional and national writers.

Schedule of Public Readings (free admission)

Wednesday, July 23, 7:30 pm at the Villetta Inn at Byrdcliffe (next to the Byrdcliffe Theater on Upper Byrdcliffe Road).
Readers: Judith Kerman, Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Rachel Coonce, Vincent Cooper,.

Thursday, July 24, at 7:30 pm at the Villetta Inn at Byrdcliffe.
Readers: Leslie Gerber, Jessica de Koninck, Nola Garrett, Patricia McMillen, Joyce Kessel

Friday, July 25, at 7:30 pm New World Home Cooking on Rt. 212, in the back room.
Readers: Roberta Gould, Shannon Frystak, Gary Leising, Diane Lockward.

Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 pm at the Villetta Inn at Byrdcliffe.
Readers: Judith Lechner, Robert McDonough, Maril Nowak, Zara Raab, Helen Ruggieri

All of the listed Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat readings are free and open to the public; donations are appreciated and help defray expenses. For more information about Mayapple Press, please visit or call 845-684-5519.

The Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat is a professional level writers’ workshop and retreat with a, “comfortable, egalitarian atmosphere,” according to founder and Mayapple Press publisher Judith Kerman. Both poetry and prose work will be developed during the retreat. The program began in Saginaw, Michigan, where for nine years it was known as “Rustbelt Roethke,” named in honor of the poet Theodore Roethke, a major 20th century American poet, who grew up in Saginaw. After Kerman’s move to the Hudson Valley, the workshop changed states and names, but not its basic format. This is its third year at the renowned Byrdcliffe Artists’ Colony in Woodstock, a haven for artists and writers for over a century.

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