And The Word Is Very Freakin' Good
For Free Speech Party Sun., Oct. 14
You're invited to join fellow writers, educators, activists, iconoclasts and others who care about preserving our First Amendment provisions at a fundraising rally on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the Litchfield Inn and Bistro. The event, featuring cool music and great food, is being organized by Andy Thibault with the support of many notable free speech advocates, including Howard Zinn. Proceeds will help defray the legal fees of the family of Avery Doninger, the Burlington high school student who has civil rights actions pending in the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York (read more at http//cooljustice.blogspot.com) and U.S. District Court in New Haven].
The event goes from 1 to 6, with a great line-up of readers and musicians. (I will be on stage around 4:30, right after novelist Wally Lamb and poet Jon Andersen.)
Please see the attached flyer for the complete line-up and more info.
Hope to see you there!
The Word On Palm
Christine Palm's poetry has appeared in Connecticut Review, Caesura, Northeast and other publications, and her book of essays and poems, Preparing the Ground, is due out in the spring from Antrim House Books. She was a 2003 finalist in the Sunken Garden Poetry Competition and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for essay writing. Palm, who teaches writing at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and the Kent School Summer Writers Camp, has worked on the Arthur Miller Journal project and serves as president of the Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens.