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Bordentown Poetry Project Returns March 3rd

originally published: 02/12/2024

Bordentown Poetry Project Returns March 3rd

(BORDENTOWN, NJ) -- The Bordentown FP Poetry Project returns on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at Old City Hall in Bordentown. Now in its third year, the poetry project honors Frances "Fanny" Parnell (FP), the 19th century Irish poet and nationalist who died at her ancestral home in Bordentown in 1882. The event begins at 2:00pm. Admission is free, and a limited open reading will follow the presentation.

The March 3 reading features several noted regional and state writers:

* Luray Gross is a Doylestown, Pennsylvania, past New Jersey State Council on the Arts Poetry Fellowship recipient, Geraldine R. Dodge Poet, and former Bucks County Poet Laureate.

* Todd Evans, of Willingboro, is a Trenton-born poet and a regional spoken word and theater event coordinator.

* D. Ryan Lafferty is a Bordentown author of poetry volumes for children and adults, a small press publisher, and an English teacher at Northern Burlington County Regional School District.

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* Steve Nolan, of Newtown, Pennsylvania, is the author of two volumes of poetry as well as a licensed clinical social worker with 30 years working with the military, including chief of combat stress for Paktika Province in Afghanistan.

* Nicole Rollender, Williamstown, is a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Poetry Fellow and author of the poetry collections, "The Luster of Everything I'm Already Forgetting" (Kelsay Books, 2023) and "Louder Than Everything You Love: (Five Oaks Press).

* Daniel Weeks is an Eatontown, New Jersey, poet, historian, and musician, whose latest book of poems is “We No More Sang for the Bird: A Poem of World War I” (Ragged Sky Press, 2023).

The program is hosted by Dan Aubrey, former U.S. 1 editor, playwright, and past New Jersey State Council on the Arts arts-in-education and public arts staff member.

The reading is a presentation of the Old City Hall Restoration Committee, a volunteer group dedicated to providing awareness and funds to restore the historic landmark building.

Old City Hall is located at 11 Crosswicks Street in Bordentown, New Jersey.

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