JC Poetry Festival: HOMETOWN ADVANTAGE w/ Danny Shot
Wed, May 10, 2023 at 6:00 PM
The Hoboken Historical Museum poet-in-residence Danny Shot has written about his passions for decades (How to Write the Great New Jersey Poem and Cars). During this combined reading/talk/workshop at Hudson County Community College learn how to best express your feelings for the Garden State through poetry.
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Hoboken Historical Museum
1301 Hudson Street Hoboken NJ
Join us for two programs in honor of Earth Day. From 4-5:30pm, Edward Abbey’s Hoboken, a celebration of the legendary writer and environmentalist by four notable writers: Robert Sullivan, Lynne Shapiro, David Crews, and Basia Wilson.
From 6 to 7pm, Jane Steuerwald, Thomas Edison Film Festival Director, will screen a program of Earth Day films with international perspectives. Filmmakers from Vancouver, Toronto, and Cardiff, Wales are featured. Admission to both events is free, and refreshments will be served.
Edward Abbey (1927-1989) is best known as an essayist, novelist, and defender of western wilderness, but he was also deeply attached to two eastern places – the woods and hills of western Pennsylvania, where he was born, and Hoboken, where he lived on and off from 1956 to 1963. His best-known works include Desert Solitaire, a non-fiction autobiographical account of his time as a park ranger at Arches National Park considered to be an iconic work of nature writing, The Monkey Wrench Gang, which has been extremely influential to environmentalists; and his essay collections Down the River (1982) and One Life at a Time, Please (1988).
Also worth noting, Robert Sullivan happens to be one of my very favorite non-fiction writers who I am constantly (probably incorrectly) quoting. Hope to see you at the Museum.