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Saturdy June 9th

Woodstock Poetry Society

Featuring Dennis & Justin Bressack

Event Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 2:00pm


Mike Katz and Crispin Kott, "Rock And Roll Explorer Guide To New York City"

From the churches and street corners of Harlem and The Bronx to the underground clubs of the East Village, New York City has been a musical mecca for generations, and Rock & Roll Explorer Guide to New York City is the definitive story of its development throughout the five boroughs. 
Plug in and walk the same streets a young Bob Dylan walked. See where Patti Smith, the Ramones, Beastie Boys, and Jeff Buckley played. Visit on foot the places Lou Reed mentions in his songs or where Paul Simon grew up; where the Strokes drowned their sorrows, Grizzly Bear cut their teeth and Jimi Hendrix found his vision. Rock and Roll Explorer Guide gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at how bands came together, scenes developed, and classic songs were written. Artists come and go, neighborhoods change, venues open and close, but the music lives on

Mike Katz was born in Atlanta, came of age in New Orleans, and eventually (or perhaps inevitably) found a home in New York City. Along the way, he has been an obsessive music fan, voracious reader, history buff, bookseller, and accomplished photographer. The Rock & Roll Explorer Guide is his warped love letter to this beautiful, dirty town.
Crispin Kott was born in Chicago, raised in New York, and has called everywhere from San Francisco to Los Angeles to Atlanta home. An avid music enthusiast and failed drummer, he’s written for numerous print and online publications, and has shared with his daughters Madeline and Marguerite a love of reading, writing and record collecting. As a longtime Brooklyn resident, Crispin has been able to indulge in his love of Rock & Roll of the past, present, and future.

Event Date:  Saturday, June 9, 2018 - 4:30pm


Penelope Starr, "The Radical Act of Community Storytelling"

The Radical Act of Community Storytelling: Empowering Voices in Uncensored Events  is a how-to, memoir with a twist of advocacy for the democratic structure of community storytelling. Personal storytelling is radical because it is rooted in the principals of community building, equity, personal power and political consciousness. In this model of community storytelling, there is no judgement, no hierarchy, no competition, just respect and giving all people a voice.

Penelope Starr is the retired executive producer of Odyssey Storytelling, a popular monthly community storytelling series she founded in 2004 in Tucson, Arizona. She taught myself to produce, write, perform, do marketing, find and mentor storytellers, facilitate rehearsals, make and maintain websites and emcee the show, all in six weeks.

Event Date: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 3:00pm