Here’s a recap of our local Fall Festival favorite, the Apples and Crafts Fair.
Update: Corrected Version
In the winter of 2018 Sonny Saul composed a four part suite for
improvisation dedicated to Abdullah Ocalan. Ocalan is a political
prisoner, held in solitary confinement on Imrali Island prison in
Turkey, who, under these conditions has written books which have not
only revolutionized Kurdish politics but influenced political thinking
world wide. The music hopes to call attention to the unjust
imprisonment,to the ideas of Ocalan, to the struggles of the Kurdish
peoples, and to the inspirational women-led political revolution taking
place in Northern Syria today.
Sonny and his son Quincy talk briefly about Ocalan and some of Ocalan’s
ideas and influence prior to the music.
“A community of poets gather each month in Woodstock to listen and share the magic words expressed through verse.
You are invited to join in on the first Tuesday of each month at the Woodstock library beginning at 5:30. Bring a few poems to share or just come to listen and soak in the beauty.”
October’s Meeting of the Woodstock Economic Development Commission.
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Clara Gimenez (law professor, photographer) and Laura Foley (poet) hiked from France across Spain on a route called El Camino de Santiago, following yellow arrows over mountain paths, through Meseta plains and medieval cities. Overcoming physical, mental, and spiritual challenges, they succeeded in their goal of reaching the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. And at the end, all they wanted was — to do it once again.
Family fun on the lawn at the Woodstock History Center’s Old Time Fair with old-time food, old-time games, and old-time prices.
POEMJAZZ WITH ROBERT PINSKY
AT THE TOWN HALL THEATER
Robert Pinsky will be performing PoemJazz with his trio of musicians.
“In jazz, as in poetry,” says 3-time US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, “there is always that play between what’s regular and what’s wild. That has always appealed to me.” Pinsky’s innovative dialogue between poetry and music, PoemJazz intertwines language and instrument, emphasizing the physical and melodic qualities of voice, as well as the way jazz improvisation can sometimes seem to speak. The result is an organic new whole of sound and sense. A book and CD signing follows.
Opening for PoemJazz will be local troubadours Los Lorcas. In the spirit of Federico Garcia Lorca—gifted musician, legendary poet/playwright and ebullient performer—poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up. Los Lorcas blurs boundaries between spoken word and song, weaving poetry with Andalusian ballads, blues, rock, folk, reggae, hip hop, Americana and jazz in pursuit of the cante jondo (deep song) Lorca so ardently championed.”
Pleasant Street Book Shop presents:
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