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Sorry. No events spring 2001. Calendar of Past Free Events, 1997-2000. Scroll Down Please!

Note: 2002: Renee Ashley, Pwu Jean Lee and Daniela Gioseffi 's poetry to appear on a mural installation in the newly renovated PENN STATION: Jersey Trains waiting point.

SPRING: 2000 Events: Live events have been suspended while NJPoets.com is under construction!

Mar. 26th, Sun. 3pm. Celebrating Literary NJ: Writing Your Life: Memoir & Autobiographical Fiction: JOAN CUSACK HANDLER & MEREDITH SUE WILLIS. Reading & Discussion hosted by Daniela Gioseffi for Women's History Month. Centenary College, 400 Jefferson St., Front Parlors, Hackettstown, NJ. FREE. (908)852-1400.

Apr. 16th, Sun. 3pm. Celebrating Literary NJ: Writing & Reading with Conscience: PETER MURPHY & BRETT AXEL. Open Reading. Centenary College, 400 Jefferson St., Front Parlors, Hackettstown, NJ. FREE. (908) 852-1400. X.2374.

May 7th, Sunday, 2 pm. Celebrate BONES 'S new book, Bodies Out of Balance, Thea on guitar singing original songs, Daniela hosting an OPEN MIC. at AHEAD OF OUR TIME, coffee shop, 128-134 Spring Street, Newton. Info. Tel. Yvette: 973-579-1902. Come read and say goodbye to Daniela as she returns to New York City. Last SWAA live event until further notice.

| Joe Salerno Poetry Contest 2000, Judge: BJ Ward. | Joe E. Weil Contest '98 | Renee Ashley Contest'99

THIS WAS FALL 2000: Check out the links retained below in past seasons' events:

Sept. 18th, Sat. 2-4pm. Skylands Workshops: Fall Session Begins. Click here for details.

Sept. 19th, Sun. 3pm. Celebrating Literary NJ: The Poetry of Joyce Kilmer & Music of His Era." A Talk by Robert Frail with piano by Irene McCormick and Helene Freidlander, Centenary College, 400 Jefferson St., Front Parlors, Hackettstown. FREE. (908) 852-1400. X.2374.

Sept. 26th, Sun. 3pm. Talk & Reading by NJ Author, Daniela Gioseffi. Sponsored by The Friends of the Vernon Library, Dorothy C. Henry Public Library Branch, Rt. 94 North, Vernon, NJ. FREE.Tel.1-973-827-8095. This is not a SWAA event, but is open to the public.

Oct. 3rd, Sun. 3pm. Poetry & Jazz of NJ Wildlife, Daniela G.(vocals) Spencer Reed (guitar) Nancy Reed (bass).Sponsored by NJ State Botanical Gardens, Morris Rd., Ringwood State Park, Skylands Manor, Carriage House, Ringwood, NJ. FREE. Tel 973-962-9543. This is not a SWAA, Inc. event, but is open to the public.

Nov. 7th, Sun. 3pm. "Celebrating Literary NJ:" Celebrated Jersey Poet, YICTOVE, Host of The NYC Knitting Factory Series, Reads from his book, Blue Print . Open Reading to Jazz Guitar by Skylands Contest Winners & Finalists. Guitarist: Spencer Reed. Daniela G. Hosts. Centenary College, 400 Jefferson St., Front Parlors, Hackettstown, NJ. FREE. (908)852-1400. X.2374.

This was SPRING 1999 Scroll Down Please! Check out our past events

March 7th, Sun. 3 p.m. CELEBRATING WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH : Readings & talks by BARBARA WIND, poet & ANNE COPE WALLACE, author of Setting Psychological Boundaries. Hosted by DANIELA GIOSEFFI & GRETNA WILKINSON. Open Mic. for all women follows. Come & read poetry/prose on women and their lives. Co-sponsored by NW NJ Women's Center: Centenary College.Parlors: 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. (908)852-1400.

March 21st, Sun. at 3 p.m. CELEBRATING LITERARY NJ: James Haba, poet & Director of the Dodge Foundation Poetry Program speaks about his life in NJ literary art and reads from his work. Open reading by Skylands poets follows. Also, a reception with the poet. Centenary College, Front Parlors, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. Take Rt46 or 80 West to Exit 19. Rt 517 into Hackettstown. Tel. 908-852-1400. Ext. 2267. Free.

March 22nd, Mon. 1:30 p.m. WOMEN'S STAMP ON OUR MUSICAL HERITAGE: Debbie Lev and Daniela G. lyricists with Sir Robin Clark on piano. Women Blues and Jazz lyricists of classic tunes will be presented. Co-sponsored by The NW NJ Women's Center at Centenary College, Parlors, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. Tel. 908-852-1400. Ext.2374.

April 17th, Sat. 2 p.m.READING for SWAA Workshop Writers : Little Professor Book Shop in Byram at the Shoprite Plaza Mall, 206 North & Lackawana Rd. Tel. Melissa Montimurro, Christine Reed, Alice Johansen, Mary Dolan, Pat Carew, Verena & Robert Brennan, Anya Tikka McMonagle, Lee Vincent, Pina Pipino. Author, workshop teacher, Daniela Gioseffi, American Book Award winner, reads, hosts and signs her latest books:Word Wounds & Water Flowers & In Bed with the Exotic Enemy. Tel. (973)-347-9202.

APRIL 18 th, MAY 16 th, JUNE 6 th , Sundays, 3-5 p.m. OPEN MIC. with some featured readings hosted by Nik Gruswitz at Sussex County Community College Chapel. College Hill off of Rt. 519 North in Newton. Co-sponsored by Dead Tree Press, Inc. All are welcome to listen or read poetry or short prose. free of admission. Come and bring friends.

April 25th, Sun. 3 p.m.: Celebrating Literary NJ : LYRICISTS of JAZZ CLASSICS: Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers & Ellington: Jazz Concert with The Sir Robin Clark Trio. Sir Robin on piano & vocals; Jaimeo Robin Brown on drums; Don Chavel Brown on sax or flute. Nancy & Spencer Reed guitar, bass and vocals. Daniela G. hosts. Open reading to jazz guitar. Reception with the artists. Centenary College, Front Parlors, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. Tel. 908-852-1400. Ext. 2267. Take Rt46 or 80 to Exit 19. Rt 517 into Hackettstown.

May 16th 1999: DEADLINE for "The RENEE ASHLEY POETRY CONTEST." CLICK HERE for GUIDELINES": All entries from adults 18 and upwelcome. Winner of the Joe Weil Poetry Contest, 1998 was M.E.Grow for "Girl in a Yellow Dress" Honorable Mentions went to Sherry Karasik for "Fields;" Ruth Zimmerman for "Opening the Safe;" Marie Mamaril for "Relics;" and Sharon Kees Gventer for "Flatulence."

This was FALL 1998 CALENDAR OF EVENTS with links FYI:

Sept. 13th, Sunday at 3-5 p.m. Harvest Reading: B.J Ward, Warren County poet, hosts Edwin Romond, poet, & Brian Bradford & Richard Weems, Fiction writers. Open mic. follows at McKeown's Historic Lodge, 470 Rt. 206 North, at Culver Lake, Branchville. 973-948-9815.

Sept. 20th, Sunday 3-5 p.m. Edward Cifelli on John Ciardi and Sander Zulauf on Kenneth Burke: THE OPENING OF THE AMERICAN MIND, TWO POET PHILOSOPERS of NJ . Irene McCormick plays piano iinterludes. Centenary College, Front Parlors, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. Take Rt46 or 80 West to Exit 19. Rt 517 into Hackettstown. 908-852-1400. Ext. 2267. Free.

Nov. 1st Sunday at 3pm. Daniela Gioseffi reads and hosts featured poet Renee Ashley to read from & sign her new book:The Various Reasons of Light.OPEN reading, follows with winner of the Joe Weil Poetry Contest of last spring: M.E. Grow. McKeown's Restaurant, 470 Rt. 206 North at Culver Lake, Branchville. (973) 948-9815. Free.

NOV. 8 th Sunday at 3-5 p.m. CELEBRATING LITERARY NJ : Skylands Writers: JAM: Frank Ancona, Gretna Wilkinson, Jean Lee, Sander Zulauf, William Zander, Brian Standing Bear Wilkes, James Kmetz, B.J. Ward, Nik Gruswitz, Ginger McRae, Daniela Gioseffi, plus open mic. Centenary College, Front Parlors, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown. Take Rt46 or 80 West to Exit 19. Rt 517 into Hackettstown. Tel. 908-852-1400. Ext. 2267. Free.

Nov. 22nd Sunday at 3-5pm. OPEN READING: HARVEST FOR HUNGER, National "ShareOur Strength" reading series to benefit the hungry and raise food dollars for homeless people. Hosted byWilliam & Alex Zander with Skylands Writers. All are welcome to read. McKeown's Restaurant, 470 Rt. 206 North at Culver Lake, Branchville. (973) 948-9815. Free. Contributions of $1-$5 and up

This was SPRING 1998 CALENDAR of EVENTS with links FYI:

Mar. 22, Sunday 3-5 pm. WOMEN HISTORY MONTH: CELEBRATING LITERARY NJ: Authors & Blues Lyricists: What's Happening in Fiction with Featured Guest Ursule Perrin, Warren County Novelist, Daniela Gioseffi, & Paula Dyer, Radio Host of "Wild Women Never Get the Blues," 91.5-FM, plus Rick Peters, pianist.Centenary College, Front Parlors, 400 Jefferson St., Hackettstown.

Mar. 29, Sunday 2-4 pm. SPRING NETWORKING with SWAA, Inc. members. Music & poetry for springtime. OPEN READING. Refreshments. Featured readers: Sander Zulauf, Alex & Bill Zander, Jean Lee, Virginia McRae, Ed Cifelli, Renie Garlick, Gretna Wilkinson, Ray Lyons, Marie Mamaril, Laurie Byro, Bones, Gabby LeMay, you, & Daniela Gioseffi: Host. Olde Lafayette Village Mall.

Apr. 19th, Sunday 3-5 pm. CELEBRATING RHYME & METER, Alex & William Zander read & host; plus Open Reading. at McKeown's Historic Lodge.

Apr. 26th, Sunday 3-5 pm. NATIVE VOICES FROM TURTLE ISLAND: CELEBRATING LITERARY NJ: A NATIVE-AMERICAN FESTIVAL OF POETRY, SONG, MUSIC, CRAFTS at Centenary College with Standing Bear, Brian Wilkes (Yonagadoga) Kelley Moonwater Frederick (Mni-Wi) and Evan Pritchard (Mimac) plus music by HAWK BAND.Centenary College. 400 Jefferson St. Hackettstown.

May 31, Sunday 3-5 p.m. Sander Zulauf hosts Guest Poets: Catherine Doty & Marvin Silbersher from the Journal of NJ Poets, plus Open Reading at McKeown's in Branchville.

This was the FALL 1997 Calendar with links FYI.

SEPT. 14th, Sunday 1997: Biographer Edward Cifelli celebrates the publication of JOHN CIARDI: Life of a Radical NJ Poet (University of Arkansas Press). Open Reading follows. McKeown's .

SEPT. 28th, 1997 Sunday 3-5 p.m. Making the Foreign Familiar: "Telling our American Stories," Cathy Bao Bean, Chinese; Nicholas Kolumban, Hungarian; Pablo Medina, Latin American authors of NJ. International Songs: Debra Butterworth sings. Irene McCormick plays piano. Skylands Writers Association, and The New Jeersey Council for the Humanities at CENTENARY COLLEGE, Hackettstown.

OCT. 19th, Sunday,1997:Daniela Gioseffi celebrates her new book of stories & novella, In Bed with the Exotic Enemy (Avisson Press, Greensboro, NC.) Book Party with Story Tellers of the Skylands: Renie Garlick, Gabrielle LeMay, Jean Lee, Connie McIntyre.... McKeown's Restaurant.

NOV. 9 th Sunday1997: Celebrating NJ's Best: Stephen Dunn introduced by B.J. Ward
, Skylands Writers Association, Warren County Cultural Commission, and NJ Council on the Humanities at CENTENARY COLLEGE, 400 Jefferson St. Hackettstown. Free. (908)-852-1400, Ext. 2332.

NOV. 16th Sunday, 1997: A Harvest for Hunger Benefit: Part of a National Poetry Reading Movment to Benefit the Hungry with Gabrielle LeMay, William Zander, Sander Zulauf, Gretna Wilkinson, Pwu Jean Lee, Virginia McRae, Constance McIntyre, James Kmetz, Renie Garlick OPEN reading, follows. McKeown's.

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