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Poetry and Conversation: The Witness Stones Old Lyme Poets

August 10, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Join us for an evening with State Poet Laureate Antoinette Brim-Bell and the Witness Stones Old Lyme Poets

State Poet Laureate Antoinette Brim-Bell, Marilyn Nelson, Kate Rushin, and Rhonda Ward partnered with the Witness Stones Old Lyme Project and created a verse cycle to capture the forgotten voices of the enslaved in Lyme, Connecticut.

The poets will talk about their creative process including their work with historian, Carolyn Wakeman, to uncover the stories of the long ago enslaved including Cato, Humphrey, Temperance, and Arabella.

We will also hear the poets read selected poems.

Moderated by Connecticut Public’s Lucy Nalpathanchil.

Image courtesy of Frank Poulin Photography



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