Friday, April 12, 2013

Poetry Luncheon - Wednesday, April 17

Celebrate Spring with Readings from Trees

ALBANY, NY – April 12, 2013 – The University Club of Albany Foundation continues its efforts to promote the work of University Club members by hosting a luncheon and poetry reading on Wednesday, April 17 from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Following a hot and cold buffet lunch, Albany poet and University Club member Sylvia Barnard will read from her book of poems, Trees, published in 2012 by Troy Book Makers. Sylvia taught the classics and Latin literature in Latin and in translation at the University at Albany for 40 years and has been active in the peace community since coming to Albany. She has been the featured poet at Poets in the Park, Third Thursday Poetry Night at the Social Justice Center, and at the Readings Against the End of the World hosted by Tom Nattell. She is also a regular face at many of the Albany area open mics and the Albany Word Fest.

The cost for the luncheon and reading is $20. The event is open to the public and one need not be a member of the University Club to attend. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Club at 518-463-1151.

Earlier this year, historian, electrical engineer and University Club board member David Hochfelder discussed and signed his book The Telegraph in America, 1832–1920 (2012, The Johns Hopkins University Press) at a reception. In the autumn of 2012, University Club board member Tim Varney of Troy Web Consulting demonstrated the “Albany: Then & Now” smartphone app which he developed for Historic Albany Foundation.

This event is presented by the University Club of Albany Foundation, Inc., formed to recognize and maintain the historic and architectural significance of the University Club building, its historic neighborhood and the city of Albany, where it has been located since its inception in 1901. Support for educational programming presented by the University Club Foundation is provided by AT&T.

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