On a beautiful day in April a hardcore group of writers and listeners assembled on College Green for a celebration of the spoken word. Next to the Magnetic Poetry Wall the Writers House team created a "Living Room on the Walk" (well, until the lamp blew over) and became a welcoming place for everything from short stories and jazz poems to Dave's notorious reading of Mallerme.
(above, left to right): Don Riggs from the Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center, Kristen Gallagher, Nate Chinen and Dave Slarskey, Mike Magee reading with Caitlin Roper and Greg Djanikian looking on.
(above, left to right): Kerry smiling as the marathon proceeds into the giddy late afternoon; Todd Bates, and Christy Santoro.
(above, left to right): Bo Daly and Alex Gino performing and signing two songs by Leonard Cohen; Joanna Grudziak from Rebekah Grossman's creative writing class; Sharon Leonard Goodman from the Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center.
Photographs by Heather Starr. Thanks to Shawn Lynn Walker for Shoo Fly Pie and web page cheerleading.