Poetry Potluck with Mermer Blakeslee at Mountain Top Arboretum | October 9, 2022
October 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Poetry Potluck is for poetry lovers. Please bring a poem or two (not food!) written by someone else, a poem you find moving or meaningful. Or come to listen. We will read our chosen poems out loud to each other. The themes will be tree, shrub, grass, flower, weather, water, wood, stone, dirt, sky, air, animal, matter, color, season, death, life… If the weather is cooperative, we’ll gather outdoors.
Mermer Blakeslee has written three novels and one non-fiction book, but her first love is poetry. For her, a good poem is as essential as food. One of her missions in life is to bring accessible, soulful poems to people who think they hate poetry, often because of the archaic language and tortured syntax they were forced to endure in school
Masks are required for entry inside the Education Center during programs.
Event Duration: 1.5 hours
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Leader(s): Mermer Blakeslee and Marc Wolf
Bring: a Poem or two!
Dogs allowed: No
Additional Information: Masks are required for entry inside the Education Center during programs.
Questions about this event can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Covid-19 Guidelines: We ask participants to socially distance, to be vaccinated and to cancel if they or members of their household are or have been ill with covid-like symptoms within the past ten days. Other guidelines may apply, depending on event. The event leader will inform participants.
Driving Directions: Mountain Top Arboretum is located in Tannersville, NY.
For map apps, use the following address: 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville, NY 12485.
From NYC: Go north on NYS Thruway to Exit 20 (Saugerties). After the toll booth, turn left at the traffic light for 1/10th mile, then turn right on Route 32. After 6 miles, take the left fork onto Route 32A to Palenville. At the traffic light, turn left onto Route 23A. Continue west on 23A to Tannersville, then turn right at the traffic light onto Route 23C. After 2 miles, turn right onto the dirt road, Maude Adams Road, 50 yards to Arboretum parking. See Google Map >
From Albany and East: Go south on NYS Thruway to Exit 21 (Catskill). After the toll booth, turn left and proceed to Route 9W. Turn right onto Route 9W South to Route 23A. Continue west on Route 23A to Palenville. Continue west on 23A to Tannersville, then turn right at the traffic light onto Route 23C. After 2 miles, turn right onto the dirt road, Maude Adams Road, 50 yards to Arboretum parking. See Google Map >
Please note: All buses require prior written consent from management before arrival.
GPS coordinates: 42.2225, -74.1349