United States Poet Laureate, Translator, Essayist and Teacher
Robert Pinsky's Super Bowl Sunday appearance kicked off the Frederick Reads community reading celebration. The 2013 theme is Food for Thought, and Pinsky enthusiastically prepared and delivered a special feast of his favorite poems related to food and beverage, both his own work and that of other poets.
Elegant, tough and vividly imaginative, Pinsky's poems earn praise for their wild musical energy and ambitious range.
Pinsky's appearance at the Weinberg was very well attended and the audience was treated to a robust poetry reading and question and answer session. The event was generously underwritten in its entirety by the C. Burr Artz Trust.
Pioneering Urban Farmer and MacArthur Genius Award-Winner Will Allen
Will Allen is the author of The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities. After a brief career in professional basketball and a number of years in corporate marketing, Allen returned to his roots as a farmer, using his retirement package to purchase a plot of inner-city land with greenhouses in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he has built the country’s pre-eminent urban farm. He isnow the CEO of Growing Power, an organization that develops community food systems.
Mr. Allen will be featured at two separate events open to the public on April 11, 2013 as part of the Frederick Reads 2013 Food for Thought theme. He will speak at Frederick Community College at 11 am and at the Weinberg Center at 7 pm, with book signings to follow both appearances. These events are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Bountiful Breakfast Benefit with will allen and Frederick Reads Honorary Chairman bryan voltaggio
Please join the Frederick Reads Committee and this year's honorary committee chair, Bryan Voltaggio, as we honor Will Allen, author of "The Good Food Revolution." Proceeds from the celebration will support the 2014 Frederick Reads season. Our farm-to-table breakfast takes place in an historic barn just minutes from Downtown Frederick, commanding a beautiful view of meadows and Sugarloaf Mountain. A limited number of tickets are available in advance for $75 each.
The Historic Barn at Claggett Center, 3035 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstown
Friday, April 12, 8-9:30 am
Please send a self addressed, stamped envelope and check payable to Frederick Reads to: Val Atmonavage, FCPL, 110 E. Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21701.
For more information on upcoming Frederick Reads library branch programs, please visit the FCPL website at http://www.fcpl.org.
For more information about Robert Pinsky,visit his website:http://barclayagency.com/pinsky.html
For more information about Will Allen, please visit his website:http://www.growingpower.org/
Special thanks to 2013 Frederick Reads event sponsors, including:
Ausherman Family Foundation, Bar-T Mountainside, C. Burr Artz Trust, Delaplaine Foundation, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Downtown Frederick Partnership, Family Meal Restaurant, Frederick Arts Council, Frederick Community College, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Frederick Women's Civic Club, Friends of Frederick County Public Libraries, Literacy Council of Frederick County, Living Grace Lutheran Church, Lunch Box, Maryland Humanities Council, Maryland Life Magazine, Maryland Public Television, Tourism Council of Frederick County, VOLT, Wilson Information Services Corp. at NCI-Frederick, The Wine Kitchen and other organizations and dedicated individuals.