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Words Carry Us with Betty MacDonald, September 17, 7 PM, Green Kill Sessions
Words Carry Us with Betty MacDonald hosts Kate Hymes on Sunday, September 17 at 7 PM, Green Kill Sessions.
Words Carry Us with Betty MacDonald hosts Kate Hymes on Sunday, September 17 at 7 PM, Green Kill Sessions. Read more below.
This event is a livestream production open to a live audience of 30. The livestream is broadcast on the Green Kill Sessions YouTube channel. Live Audience tickets are 10 dollars. Livestream tickets are 5 dollars. Go here to purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/words-carry-us-with-betty-macdonald-september-17-7-pm-green-kill-session-tickets-715486187447?aff=oddtdtcreator
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Ulster County’s first Poet Laureate Kate Hymes, a New Paltz writer and poet, has led Wallkill Valley Writers workshops for over twenty years. Hymes has been dubbed the story doula by writers who have worked with her. Her poems have been published in national and regional anthologies, most recently mightier: Poets for Social Justice, published by Calling All Poets, 2020. Hymes is currently working on poems inspired by the history of people of African descent in New Paltz and Ulster County.
"I love poetry because it is accessible to everyone. A poem doesn't require the time commitment of other art forms or writing genres. A five or ten-minute commitment can give the reader an experience so significant that the feeling of reading that poem, specific lines, or images will stay with the reader for a lifetime. At present, my work focuses on the lives of free and enslaved people of African descent in New Paltz, New York," Hymes continues. "I hope to write poems that fill in the gaps left by government and church records."
Information about the Ulster County Poet Laureate and the upcoming programs can be found at, https://www.artsmidhudson.org/uc-poetlaureate
Writer/actor Betty MacDonald contributed to the writing of and performed in TMI’s What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting. Her essay “Before Roe v. Wade” appears in the anthology Get Out of My Crotch! Her work is included in the anthologies 80 Things to Do When You Turn 80, Open House, Better With Age. and Lightwood, an online magazine. Betty presented her essay “First Love,” for WritersREAD at the Cell Theatre in New York City, and at Vassar College. Her essay "Daughter of Twins" is on video for WritersREAD’s Mother's Day presentation. Her essay "Not Jewish Enough" is on video for WritersREAD 's Jew-ish. Betty presented her essay, "I'm Not a Woman of My Age!" at City Winery in New York City for WritersREAD 's "Coming of Age" event. Betty hosts Words Carry Us, a livestream show of readings and interviews from Green Kill in Kingston, NY.
Following her early career as a continuity writer and radio personality Tiny Lee, Betty became a travel industry correspondent. Unfortunately, she’s a homebody and finds travel uncomfortable and exhausting. For over 30 years, storytelling has influenced her work as a performer with Community Playback Theatre in the Hudson Valley.
All My Monsters are Dead or Why I Love Being Old, Betty’s book of poems and essays is available from Codhill Press: