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 Patti Martin, Susan Hoover and Victoria Sullivan will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker Street, on Saturday, October 10th 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, open to the public, and include an open mike.


Patti Martin - A freelance writer, published author, poet, performer/ actor, columnist, and journalist, Patricia Martin loves word play of all kinds and creating evocative verbal landscapes. She has performed at venues across the region including The Museum of the Imagination, The Howland Cultural Center, The Colony Arts Center, The Woodstock Fringe Festival, Café Mezzaluna, The Bohemian Book Bin, and others. The author of one humor book and five non-fiction books, Martin’s poetry has been published in Chatham Magazine, The Country and Abroad, Chronogram, and the upcoming 2009 WaterWrites: A Hudson River Reader. On-stage with Mancini and Martin--a duo with musician/composer Gus Mancini-- she has been dubbed "A cross between Laurie Anderson and Blossom Dearie.".

Susan Hoover - Susan Hoover (poet) - Published poet, performance artist, teacher, featured reader at The New School, The Knitting Factory, The Kitchen, and Cornelia Street Café in New York City. Regional performances include several Out Loud Festivals, Woodstock Poetry Festivals, Colony Arts Center, the Albert Shahinian Fine Arts Gallery, Woodstock Artist’s Association, and a member of All Right! Girls, a poetry performance group with Nancy Rullo and Janice King. Her publications include Cold Mountain Review, Isinglass Review, Cover Arts New York, University of Colorado Literary Magazine, EPT, Dark Thirty, Home Planet News, Chronogram, and Granite. She teaches poetry through Teachers & Writers Collaborative in New York City. Her books include The Magnet and The Target (The New School Chapbook Series, 1995), and Taxi Dancer (Exotic Beauties Press, 1979), and the anthology, As If The World Had Not Known Sorrow (The Poets Press, 1986).

“...poems so strong they hurt...a breakthrough, sometimes roller-coaster journey of language and an emotional tenderness and toughness of the highest quality.”- -Jason Shinder

Victoria Sullivan - Victoria Sullivan is both a poet and a playwright.

She has performed her poetry in numerous venues in New York City, Ulster County and Cairo, Egypt, as well as on radio and television. Her latest chapbook, Eating Figs At Twilight (available at the Golden Notebook in Woodstock & Inquiring Minds in New Paltz) won the Edda Poetry Chapbook Competition for Women of the Sarasota Poetry Theatre Press. Her two prior chapbooks are Alzheimer Dreams (Red Parrot Press, 2002) and The Divided Bed (Hatch-Billops Collection, 1982). Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including Artist and Influence, Wildflower, Poetry in Performance, Medicinal Purposes, The Same, Northeast Corridor, and in the book When A Life Mate Dies (1997). Sullivan has had seven Equity productions of her plays in New York City. Having been a member of Hypothetical Theatre Co. and American Renaissance Theater Co., she is currently active in the playwrights unit of the Woodstock Fringe. Sullivan also writes theatre criticism; see her work at She is available to help novice poets organize and edit their manuscripts for publication.

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