For Immediate Release

Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival as part of the Woodstock Arts Consortium is sponsoring the following poetry event as part of the Woodstock "Second Saturdays" Art Events. For a full listing of "Second Saturday" events, see:

Poets Georganna Millman and Alison Koffler will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker Street, on Saturday, January 12th at 2pm. Note: WPS&F meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of every month.

The readings will be hosted by Woodstock area poet Phillip Levine. All meetings are free and open to the public.


Georganna Millman - Georganna Millman is a recent graduate of Skidmore College. She lives in the Catskill Mountains with her husband. They are self-employed, owning an independent retail pharmacy. They have two sons. Josh is a psychologist, living in Philadelphia. Jake is a junior at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, majoring in Elementary Education. Georganna has been a contributor to the Ernest Becker Foundation Newsletter and she has lectured at the Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls on New York State history. She is completing her first full-length book of poetry, Formulary. Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications including Blueline, The Margie Review: American Journal of Poetry, Volume 5, and Vanguard Voices of the Hudson Valley: Mohonk Mountain Stage Company. Also, her poetry will soon appear in The Margie Review Volume 6. She is now grant-writing for the upcoming 2008 Woodstock Poetry Festival.

Alison Koffler - Alison Koffler attended the City College of New York as an undergraduate and received her Masters' Degree in English from Lehman College. She was the winner of the Goodman Fund Poetry Award in 1978 and the Charlotte A. Tougher Poetry Award in 1993. She was three times the winner of the Bronx Council on the Arts' BRIO Award for poetry in 1993, 2000 and 2006. She was the recipient of the Poetry Teacher of the Year Award from Poets' House and McGraw-Hill in 2003, and was a finalist in the Sue Saniel Elkins Poetry Contest in 2006. Her poems have appeared in such publications as Iris: A Journal For Women, Heliotrope, Poetry in Performance, and Kalliope. An English and creative writing teacher, she currently works as an on-site teaching consultant for the New York City Writing Project at Lehman College.

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