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 Dennis Doherty and James Sherwood will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, on Saturday, September 11th 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.


Dennis Doherty - Dennis Doherty is Director of the Creative Writing Program and chair of the Poetry Board at SUNY New Paltz. Essays, poems, and stories appear throughout the literary press, from local and little magazines to regional and national reviews. He is author of three volumes of poetry: THE BAD MAN, 2004 (Ye Olde Font Shoppe Press), FUGITIVE, 2007 (Codhill Press), and the forthcoming CRASH TEST. His essay "Knitting Bones" will soon appear in A GATHERING OF THE TRIBES; and another, "Leaping," will appear in the anthology IN SEARCH OF. As an educator, he is always thrilled to be able to read beside former students, such as his friend and colleague, James Sherwood.

James Sherwood - James Sherwood recently earned his MA in English from SUNY New Paltz, and is now pursuing a second Master's in teaching. He currently works for the New Paltz English Department as a Graduate Assistant, and is a writing tutor. His poetry and essays have been published in Chronogram, Shawangunk Review, and WaterWrites, an anthology of Hudson Valley poetry and memoir. In his spare time, he hikes Mohonk and Minnewaska obsessively and restores antique and modern furniture.

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