Poetry is alive and well at the Ridgefield Library, especially during National Poetry Month in April. In addition to our monthly poetry discussion group, under the direction of poet and retired professor Dr. Alan Holder, we have several special events planned to delight all who appreciate a good verse.
On April 21st at 2:00 PM, the Ridgefield Folk concert series takes on a poetic twist, when Liz Queler and Seth Farber present “The Edna Project,” the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay set to music. This is an eclectic, imaginative collection of 21 songs spanning folk, bluegrass, rock and jazz, enhanced by projected photos of the celebrated poet. This concert will take place at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
Also on the 21st, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, The Friends of the Ridgefield Library are sponsoring “Poetry Live and In Person,” a fundraiser for the Library which also honors years of service by poet and Friends’ president Ann Jepson. Broadway actress Barbara Dana (“The Belle of Amherst”) will be on hand with some of her signature readings of Emily Dickinson, and attendees are encouraged to share their own favorite poetry if they wish. Ticket information is available at www.ridgefieldlibrary.org.