The Block Island Times

Celebrate Thanksgiving  with poetry and song

Nov 29, 2013

Please join in a gathering of voices from the Block Island Poetry Project (BIPP) for a celebration of song, poetry and community at Harbor Church at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. More than a dozen poets represented in the BIPP’s 10-year anthology, “Where Beach Meets Ocean,” will read their own work or a favorite piece from the book, and the Block Island singers will lead us in and out of the reading with their gift of song.

The Block Island Poetry Project has been an advocate for poetry, music, the arts, compassion, community, slapstick, the spoken word and the unspoken word since 2004. To honor a decade of work, fun and creativity, the BIPP completed “Where Beach Meets Ocean” which features more than 90 poets and musicians, from the first timer to the Pulitzer Prize winner with artwork by local gentle legend, Sandy Swan.

More than 20 local poets share the works of such world-renowned poets like Robery Bly, Mary Oliver, Carolyn, Forche, Marie Howe and Billy Collins, all of whom have visited Block Island to participate in the BIPP. Light snacks and coffee will be provided, and attendance is free, though donations to the BIPP Anthology fund are encouraged, and gratefully received.

Please call (401) 466-9616 with any questions.

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