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 Marcia Slatkin and Rebecca Schumejda will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, on Saturday, January 8th 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.


Marcia Slatkin - Now retired from teaching, care-giving, farming, I play cello, take photos and write: plays (18 one-acts performed in off-off Bdway theatres, full lengths given dramatic readings in places like Long Beach Playhouse, CA); fiction (2 PEN awards, 15 stories published, most recently in LILIITH and BRIDGES, 2010); poems (I Kidnap my Mother, Finishing Line Press, 2005, A Woman Milking, Word press, 2006, and NOT YET: A Care-Giving Collage just accepted by sfapress, SFA State University, Naugdoches, Texas, for publication 2011). My next collection: Earth Imprecations, poems about climate change. Please see; email:


Rebecca Schumejda - Rebecca Schumejda is the author of Falling Forward, a full-length collection of poems (sunnyoutside, 2009); The Map of Our Garden (verve bath, 2009); Dream Big Work Harder (sunnyoutside press 2006); The Tear Duct of the Storm (Green Bean Press, 2001); and the poem "Logic" on a postcard (sunnyoutside).

She received her MA in Poetics and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and her BA in English and Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz.

Most recently, her work has been, or will be, published in the following online and print journals: Battered Suitcase, Commonline, Fox Chase Review, Home Planet News, The New York Quarterly, Stirring, Underground Voices, Yellow Mama and many other publications.

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