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Poets, storytellers, playwrights, performers and other artists eager to give breath to words are invited to become a part of Word Play XII Spoken Word Festival.
The Theater of the Seventh Sister will hold its twelfth annual celebration of the spoken word April 26 and 27, 2014.

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November’s monthly poetry night is a special one. DogStar Books is pleased to host a book release reading by Lancaster County Poet Laureate emeritus, Daina Savage. She will be reading from her just published collection, Traces.

Daina’s featured reading begins at 7PM. An open mic reading will follow.

Traces is published by I. Giraffe Press, an imprint of Le Hinton’s poetry publishing Iris G. Press.

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Like to play with words? Want to become a better writer? Spend a week this summer exploring the literary arts.

The writing camp will cultivate curiosity and creativity in young writers, offering them the skills and tools they need to strengthen their work. Students will study masterful texts, dissecting them in order to gain an understanding of what makes the writing powerful. Students will then create a body of their own work, including polished poems, stories, and essays.

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Celebrating the spoken word in verse, story, and song, 19 local performers will give breath to their original works at The Ware Center in the 11th annual Spoken Word Festival April 6-7.
Both new and familiar faces will grace the stage at 42. N. Prince St., Lancaster: from local high school and college students, to grandparents offering a lifetime of wisdom and wit.

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The work of ten Lancaster County poets will be featured at the Lancaster County Library during the month of April in celebration of Poetry Month. Poets featured include Lancaster’s three poet laureates: Christine Longenecker, Daina Savage, and Barbara Buckman Strasko. Also featured are Jeff Rath, Le Hinton, Daniella Laudadio, Mimi Shapiro, Anne Ginder, Kim Klugh, and Lara Dailey.

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Poets, storytellers, playwrights, performers and other artists eager to give breath to words are invited to become a part of Word Play XI Spoken Word Festival. The Theater of the Seventh Sister will host its eleventh annual celebration of the spoken word April 6 and 7, 2013 at the Ware Center.

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Daina Savage, Lancaster County’s poet laureate for 2010-2012, will give a 3:30 p.m. writing workshop for students and a 8 p.m public reading at Elizabethtown College’s Bowers Writers House Jan. 31. She will discuss how to craft a life as a writer.

 

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Congratulations to Chris Longenecker who was selected as Lancaster County’s third Poet Laureate. An accomplished poet in her own right, witnessed by her most recent collection, “How Trees Must Feel,” Longenecker is also a gifted interpreter of Robert Frost’s poetry.

For the past decade she has performed in the  annual Spoken Word Festival at the Theater of the Seventh Sister. Onstage, Longenecker imbues her poetry with such life and wit and deep, felt emotion that audiences can’t help but take the journey right along with her. A consummate storyteller, she has a quiet, self-assured presence that creates a feeling of warmth and wisdom, whether reading her own work or those in the classical canon.

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Usher in autumn in poetic style with a celebration of poetry on a local scale. Instituted by York County’s poet laureate Carla Christopher and envisioned by poet advocate Keith Baughman, the month-long series of events will highlight some of the best voices in the region and invite those ready to try out their own work.

The organizers invite the public to help celebrate by bring writing poems, reading at an open mic, or simply sharing the work of local writers.

For more information and event updates, visit the group’s Facebook page.

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Poetic installations abound in Lancaster city as Poetry Paths projects come to fruition. On August 15, artist Derek Parker installed his work: a playful, interactive sculpture inspired by the stitches on a baseball that features a poem by Lancaster poet Le Hinton.

Works in progress include:

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