40th WILDWOOD WRITERS’ FESTIVAL
25 March 2021
9:00 am – 2:50 pm
Zoom Virtual Event
(Free and open to the public)
Please contact Kim Allen Gleed with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule of Events
Jonathan DeYoung -- 9:00-9:30
Jeffrey Ihlenfeldt -- 9:30-10:00
Tony Medina -- 10:00-10:45
Pat Hanahoe-Dosch -- 11:00-11:50
Danny Shot -- 12:00-12:50
Judith A. Kennedy -- 1:00-1:50
Jesse Waters -- 2:00-2:50
April is National Poetry Month and a month filled with Jewish celebrations and commemorations – Passover, the counting of the Omer, Yom HaShoah, Yom Haatzmaut, Yom HaZicaron, and Yom Yerushalayim. What a good time to welcome poets to Congregation B’nai Harim (Children of the Mountains) in the Poconos.
Join us on Thursday, April 22, at 7 pm as Sally Wiener Grotta (sallywienergrotta.com), award-winning writer and artist, moderates a presentation of poetry via ZOOM featuring award-winning poets Danny Shot and Joan Seliger Sidney.
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DANNY SHOT (https://dannyshot.com/) longtime publisher and editor of Long Shot arts and literary magazine, was born in the Bronx and raised in Dumont, New Jersey, by German Jewish refugees. He spent over thirty years as a NYC public high school teacher, serving in the South Bronx, Harlem, and Brooklyn. His latest book, WORKS (New and Selected Poems) was published in 2018 by CavanKerry Press.
JOAN SELIGER SIDNEY (http://www.joanseligersidney.org/) is writer-in-residence at UConn’s Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, in Storrs, Connecticut. Her work has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies. Besides poetry and memoir, Joan also writes children’s picture books. As a second generation Holocaust survivor –2G – her poems often bear witness to the Holocaust, as well as her experiences with multiple sclerosis. In 2005, CavanKerry published Body of Diminishing Motion (Poems and a Memoir), which won an Eric Hoffer Legacy Award. Her third book, Bereft and Blessed, was published by Antrim Press in 2014. These days Joan is also busy translating Mireille Gansel – a French 2G – award-winning poet and translator.