As a child, my Mother gave me a large book to read. At first I couldn’t imagine that I ever would, but it later became my favorite book. That book sat on the shelf for years before I really understood how to use it… but when I did… I began to use words that truly reflected my sentiments and emotions. The book was Roget’s Thesaurus. The beauty of becoming a poet, for me, was finding out that there are always more ways to express myself; and through that expression, connections can be made. These connections are the essence of our gifts. They are the proof that our talents have purpose.
With these connections in mind, I am pleased to announce a true collaborative effort, and would like to invite you to join us in Albany Georgia on June 24-27, 2012 for The Pen Stroke Poetry Festival! Your participation, energy, enthusiasm and appreciation for the art of poetry are the reason for this great event that, with your help, will become something revolutionary.
Albany is in the midst of an artistic Renaissance. Artists are emerging from the wood-work; pen in hand ready to make changes to this long dilapidated community. We have realized through this resurgence of arts in all forms, that we, the artists are the ambassadors to a renewed sense of purpose and prosperity for our entire community. We invite you to collaborate with us to reflect on the joys of past accomplishments, speak on the challenges that we now face and usher in an era of revitalization and appreciation for the art that has been an honor and duty for any person blessed with the talent. Poetry.
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WE WILL ADD REGISTRATION, TICKET AND VENUE & PERFORMING POET UPDATES TO THE SITE THROUGHOUT THE COMING WEEKS