Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Poets in Port, December 26, 2008

Poets in Port will feature B. J. Cassidy at 7:30 pm on Friday, December 26, 2008 at Caffé Portofino, 249 Main St., Northport, opposite the theatre. There will also be an Open Reading -- the audience is encouraged to bring their poems and music and participate. For more information, contact Steven Schmidt.

B. J. Cassidy grew up in Floral Park and Huntington Bay and lives in Northport; raised two sons, Chris Nielsen and Jamie Cassidy;
helped run the Huntington Poetry Cafe at the Conklin Barn circa 1993-9; participated in the LI Poetry Collective workshop for many years; was a founding board member of the Northport Arts Coalition; has coordinated "The Kerouac Connection" readings celebrating the creative energies of Jack Kerouac, annually at Gunther's Tap Room in Northport since 1996;
performs on the Northport Celebrates Jack CD Tribute to Jack Kerouac; won a Poets Performance Association Award; has had poetry published in Long Island Quarterly, The Light of City and Sea, An Anthology of Suffolk County Poetry 2006, Doppelganger, and other journals in the US, Canada, and the UK; published a chapbook, LeavingPort.
Her drawings have illustrated poetry anthologies and there were shows of her pastels and watercolors at the Northport Library in 2005 and 2007.

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