40 years of Midwinter Day: December 22nd, 2018. A solstice-holiday poetry ritual.
For this year’s winter solstice we invite you to join us under the full moon in Cancer, the sign of the home, for a reading of Bernadette Mayer’s classic poem Midwinter Day.
Contemporary poets have a ritual of reading on this day Mayer’s epic ode to the daily ritual divided in six parts: dreams, morning, noontime, afternoon, evening and night.
Please join us! Events are located throughout the country, or make your own! Please help celebrate by sharing on social media: #MidwinterDay #BernadetteMayer #PoetrySolstice.
It’s been a long year. Make your longest night one of renewed celebration of the gifts of love, family, home and the everyday.
Events Planned for December 22, 2018
Akron, OH Hive Mind - 5PM
Albany, NY Hudson River Coffee House featuring Bernadette Mayer - 12:30PM
Atlanta, GA Private residence. Email nicksturm00 at gmail for info - 6PM // Buffalo, NY Private residence. Email kevin dot thurston at gmail for info - 1PM // Chicago, IL Uncharted Books - 2PM // Glasgow, Scotland Category Is Books - 7PM // Greenville, SC What Ales You Pub - 3PM // Malmö, Sweden Östervärns Antikvariat & Bokhandel - 13CEST // Milwaukee, WI Woodland Pattern - 3PM // Minneapolis, MN Wolf House - 2PM // New York, NY Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop - 12PM // Philadelphia, PA A-Space - 2PM // Portland, OR Passages Bookshop - 7PM // Raleigh, NC Lump - 1PM // Toronto, ON Workshop with Hoa Nguyen - 2PM // Washington, DC RhizomeDC - 1PM
Please email BeccaKlaver at Gmail to add an event listing & check the latest info here!