This coming Wednesday, be sure to make some time to head up to Saratoga for one of the finest and longest running open mics in the area at Caffe Lena. This time around, as a holiday treat, host Carol Graser is presenting two featured poets at the monthly event, Judith Prest and Jan Tramontano.
Judith Prest & Jan Tramontano featuring at Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic, Wed. Dec. 7
the first Wednesday of every month Caffè Lena presents:
Caffè Lena Poetry Open Mic
Wednesday, December 7, 7pm sign up, 7:30 readings start
Featured Poets: Jan Tramontano & Judith Prest
Hosted by Carol Graser
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, 583-0022
Judith Prest is a poet, collage artist, creativity coach and holds a certificate in Expressive Art Therapy . Her poetry has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies including Moments of the Soul, Spirit First, Beloved on the Earth, Holy Cow Press, and Layers of Possibility, Palabras Press. Her latest book, Late Day Light, a full length poetry collection, came out in June 2011. Since her retirement from her school social work job in June 2009, she has focused on her “real work” — writing poetry, making art and facilitating creativity and healing work (including SoulCollage®) in prisons, community agencies, retreat centers and other venues.
Jan Marin Tramontano is a poet and fiction writer living in upstate New York. Her poems and stories have appeared in a variety of print and online journals. She has written three poetry chapbooks, Floating Islands, Woman Sitting in a Café and the upcoming Paternal Nocturne (Finishing Line Press, January 2012) as well as penning her father’s memoir, I Am a Fortunate Man. Her novel, Standing on the Corner of Lost and Found, has just been released.