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Poets & Writers Picnic

Saturday, August 26, 2006, 12 noon to 5 pm

  Meet us at the Gazebo in the Shaffer Hotel garden

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poetry, music, open mike, food, guest readers, and more ...

Come to a Manzano Mountain Art Council literary event in the Heart of New Mexico on the last weekend in August. Nostos rules. The 9th Annual Poets & Writers Picnic again returns to its traditional setting -- the gazebo garden behind Pop Shaffer's famous wild folk art fence next to the historic Shaffer Hotel. (Concurrent with the Sunflower Folk Art Day).

Featuring: poetry, music, open mic, featured readers, and - new this year - an Artists Trading Cards (ATC) show, many with poetry and sunflower themes. This free, much anticipated annual event features local and visiting poets and writers, and live music.

No advance sign up for open mic: sign up on day of Poets and Writers Picnic in person & on site only.

Directions: one block south of the intersection of Highways 55 & 60.
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Shaffer gate
The gate to the garden and gazebo is open - walk righ through
prize winning photo by Madeleine Gutweine

Poets & Writers Picnic Features

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Featured Readers




Dale Harris
Greg Candela
Bob Reeves
Margaret Nava
Kate Horsley


Wild Women
of Santa Fe


Mary McGinnis
Rachelle Woods
Zoe Dwyer
Leslie Bentley
Bobby Bermea
Elizabeth Raby
Debbi Brody

Outlaw Poets
Todd Moore
John Macker
Music
Apple Baker
Gerard Bezzeg
Greg Candela
Frank Melcori

Open Mic Readers Welcome






Sunflower Poetry Competition

Compose and read an original sunflower poem: prizes, appreciation, and web publication.

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Sunflower
Poetry Writing Workshop


What:
more about the workshop

Who: 
Dale Harris & Gregory Candela

When: Friday, Aug. 25 - Saturday, Aug. 26

Where: The Shaffer Hotel,
Mountainair






 Poets of
Picnics Past

2005 Picnic



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Sunflower Poems



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More poetry -  New Mexico Poets

Visit New Mexico poets, this year's featured readers, last year's readers, and more readers from picnics past. Many, including organizer Dale Harris, are past and future Poets & Writers Picnic participants.

Mark your calendars for August 26th and come to Mountainair.  As has become custom, this Annual Poets & Writers Picnic is again on the same week-end as the Sunflower Festival (sponsored by the Mountainair Chamber of Commerce).

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for more information about the Poets & Writers Picnic, contact Dale Harris, 505-242-4930



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