Perugia Press will be at the inaugural Florence Poetry Carnival with books, prizes & a poetry activity. Here are some other highlights: Add a verse to the Forbes Library’s Poetree, and after the Carnival, a chapbook of the verses will be made by the Forbes Library Zine Club. The Emily Dickinson Museum will provide poetry-inspired crafts and activities. Storyteller and poet Rochelle Wildfong’s project “The Story Basket” prompts people of all ages to spin a poem. Poet MadLibs customized by poet Mike Mercurio. Elements of the poems2go (P2G) project will be at the carnival. Readings of poems from the book Paradise Found: A Walking and Biking Tour of Northampton, Massachusetts through Poetry and Art. Artist JuPong Lin.
At 4:30, current Northampton Poet Laureate Amy Dryansky will welcome incoming Poet Laureate Karen Skolfield (both poets are also volunteers with Perugia Press). Each poet will read for 20 minutes, followed by a Q & A. This portion of the afternoon is co-hosted by the Noho Arts Council. $5.00 suggested donation per person.