6:00 – 7:45: Literary/Eco Bazaar. A get-together of local literary and environmental groups, cannabis advocates & supporters, book vendors, poets/writers, Beat scholars & enthusiasts, and you. Collaborative art, networking, general creative hobnobbing, music, cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

7:45 – 8:00: Heart Sutra chant, introduction & welcome

8:00: Part I

  • Ann Charters reads from “Best Minds: A Tribute to Allen Ginsberg”
  • Patrick Warner reads selections from Allen Ginsberg;
  • Accompanied by original music composed and performed by Steve Benson and Jordan Hoffman

8:45: Intermission

9:00: Part II

  • Gordon Ball reads from “East Hill Farm: Season with Allen Ginsberg”
  • Kevin Keady sings Allen Ginsberg songs

OM AH HUM !!! 

Proceeds of this event go to the Sprinkler Factory and the Worcester County Poetry Association.

Thanks for the support Raven Used Books, MassCann/NORML. One love.

A spoken word & musical gathering honoring the life and
Green activism of Allen Ginsberg

Love the planet and free the plant

Friday, April 7th, 2017

6:00 – 10:00 PM

$10 suggested donation

The Sprinkler Factory

38 Harlow St.

Worcester, MA 01605


Featured Contributors:

Ann Charters

Ann Charters, Professor of American Literature at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, author of Kerouac: A Biography 1973, reads from Best Minds: A Tribute to Allen Ginsberg (1986).

Gordon Ball

Editor of Allen Ginsberg’s Journals Early Fifties Early Sixties, and Journals Mid-Fifties 1954-1958; professor, filmmaker (Farm Diary), author; reads from his memoir East Hill Farm: Seasons with Allen Ginsberg

Patrick Warner

Curator of GINSBERG : GREEN, friend of the poet, reads from selected Ginsberg texts & interviews that exemplify & manifest Ginsberg’s Green Consciousness.

Steve Benson & Jordan Hoffman

Massachusetts-based composers/musicians, perform original music and atmospherics to accompany the spoken texts.

Kevin Keady

Songwriter, musician, one time caretaker of East Hill Farm, performs Ginsberg songs including “Gospel Noble Truths” and “Do the Meditation Rock”
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