Whaling City Review LIVE and the Massachusetts Poetry Outreach Project Present: Favorite Poem Project at the New Bedford Whaling Museum

NEW BEDFORD, Massachusetts (September 28, 2010) – For the second year in a row, New Bedford has been selected as a host city for the Massachusetts Poetry Festival’s regional readings. Whaling City Review LIVE and the Massachusetts Poetry Outreach Project are pleased to present a Favorite Poem Project on Sunday, October 17th, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. The reading will take place in the Theater at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill. It is free and open to all.

The Favorite Poem Project is a community event where people come together to read their favorite poems and talk about why these particular poems have had an impact on their lives. It was started by the former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky in 1997, and since then, there have been Favorite Poem Project readings all across the US and the world. October’s reading will be the first time a Favorite Poem Project has been held in New Bedford.

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival is a project of the Poetry Outreach Project, which aims to create resources to aid and support the Massachusetts poetry community, to reconnect poetry to more mainstream culture, to create new audiences for poetry and to organize the poetry community throughout the state. During the month of October, readings and workshops sponsored by the Poetry Outreach Project will be going on all over the state. A list of upcoming events is available at http://masspoetry.org/.

Hope to see you there!

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