Poet and Literary Activist Melissa Tuckey to Speak at "word, revisited" Event


The popular writers’ program, word, revisited, will continue the Fall 2019 season on Thursday, October 24.  This bimonthly, community program is the product of a vibrant partnership among the Cayuga Museum, aaduna, the online poetry journal, and Olive Trees, a locally-produced literary ‘zine.’  word, revisited takes place on the second and fourth Thursday of each month in the intimate space of the Carriage House Theater behind the Cayuga Museum. Each evening’s program includes both a featured speaker and an open mic session.  The next featured writer will be poet and literary activist Melissa Tuckey. Ms. Tuckey has a background in environmental work and is a co-founder of Split This Rock, a national literary organization dedicated to “calling poets to the center of public life.” Tuckey is author of Tenuous Chapel, a book of poems selected by Charles Simic for the ABZ Press First Book Prize (2013) and editor of Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology (University of Georgia Press 2018). She lives in Ithaca, New York where she currently serves as Tompkins County Poet Laureate. Doors will open at 5:30 pm for open mic sign-up; speakers begin at 6:00, followed by an open mic session. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available.  $3 donation is asked with all proceeds going to the Cayuga Museum to continue our work.  word, revisited is held in the Carriage House Theater behind the Cayuga Museum, at 203 Genesee Street, Auburn. 

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