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August Poetry Reading Features Guilford Poets Guild and Madison Art Society

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Guilford Arts Center
411 church Street, Guilford, CT

Cost: Free

Event Phone Number: 203-453-5947

For more info, visit: http://www.guilfordartcenter.org

One of the Guilford Poets Guildís favorite events is the ekphrastic poetry reading held in conjunction with the Madison Art Societyís Annual Art Exhibit. The exhibit is currently on view at Guilford Art Centerís Mill Gallery where the poetry reading will take place on Wednesday, August 14 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Ekphrastic poetry takes a painting, sculpture, or other artwork as its inspiration. For this event, members of the GPG will read their poems in response to selected art that is part of the 44th Annual Madison Art Society exhibit (July 29 - August 16) which includes more than 100 paintings and sculptures.

Celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, the Guilford Poets Guild is a group of poets from the shoreline who meet regularly to share poems and promote the love and engagement of poetry within the community. Throughout the year the GPG hosts a number of poetry readings including its popular Second Thursday Poetry Series, a Holiday Roundtable, the Guilford High School Poetry Contest, and coordinates poetry/art events with Guilford Art Center, the Madison Art Society and the Florence Griswold Museum. Its upcoming anthology, Our Changing Environment, celebrates the Guildís 20th anniversary and will be available this fall!

The August poetry reading is free and open to the public. For more information and a calendar of upcoming events, please visit www.guilfordpoetsguild.org.

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