As concerns over the coronavirus amplified in early March, organizers have cancelled events and activities of all types. Poetry readings were not spared, and many poets have been left wondering when they will next have the opportunity to share their work. Westchester-based Slapering Hol Press, the small press imprint of the Hudson Valley Writers Center, has come up with an exciting solution to the problem--an online teleconferencing alternative series that will make readings accessible to even more people. Using the Zoom platform, attending the free readings is as simple as registering for the event via an online link and then joining from a computer or Smartphone at the designated time.
For those interested, Slapering Hol Press staff will offer chapbooks to the audience at a significant discount. Slapering Hol Press co-editors, Margo Taft Stever, Peggy Ellsberg, and Jennifer Franklin recently announced the first reading to be held April 19, 2020, 4:00 pm to 5:45 pm.
The annual Sanger Stewart Memorial Reading will feature Liz Marlow (2019 SHP chapbook winner), Rebecca Doverspike (2018 SHP chapbook winner), and Julie Danho (2013 SHP chapbook winner). The three poets will read their latest work and talk about their experiences as Slapering Hol press poets.
Reserve your free ticket for the April 19 reading here.