For Immediate Release

Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival as part of the Woodstock Arts Consortium is sponsoring the following poetry event as part of the Woodstock "Second Saturdays" Art Events. For a full listing of "Second Saturday" events, see:

Poets Rebecca Schumejda, and Robert Milby will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, on Saturday, March 14th at 2pm. Note: WPS&F meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of every month.

The readings will be hosted by Woodstock area poet Phillip Levine. All meetings are free, open to the public, and include an open mike.


Rebecca Schumejda - Currently, Rebecca Schumejda lives in New York's scenic Hudson Valley with her husband and daughter. She writes and teaches English and US History at an alternative high school. She was born and raised on Long Island, moved around a bit, but then ended up back in New York, this time landlocked with mountain views instead of waves. She received a BA in English from SUNY New Paltz and a MA in Poetics and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.

Her poetry has appeared here and there over the years. Her new collection Falling Forward is forthcoming from sunnyoutside press. In addition, sunnyoustide published her chapbook Dream Big, Work Harder in November of 2006 and her poem "Logic" on a postcard in 2008. In 2001, Green Bean Press published her chapbook The Tear Duct of The Storm. What seems to be a lifetime ago, she co-edited a small press zine, reuben's kincaid. For more information, you can check out her website at

Robert Milby - Robert Milby, of Florida, NY has been reading his work in the Hudson Valley, NYC, Long Island, NJ, PA, and New England since March, 1995. Published in: Home Planet News, Sensations Magazine, Riverine (anthology), Hunger Magazine, Chronogram, Hudson Valley Literary Magazine, Will Work For Peace (anthology), Soul Fountain, Asbestos, OTHER: the Albany Poets Magazine, Metroland, Core Pieces, many more both in print and online. Pending: Voices from Here: Paulinskill Poetry Project anthology, 2009.

His first book of poetry is Ophelia’s Offspring (Foothills Publishing, Kanona, NY 2007). His 1st spoken word CD is Revenant Echo (Sonotrope Recordings, High Falls, NY 2004) 2nd spoken word CD is Underground (APB Production, Plattekill, NY, 2008)

He is a listed poet with Poets & Writers, Inc. of NYC, and regularly receives grants from them. He was the invited poet, Spring Semester, SUNY Oneonta, 2003 and will be reading at SUNY Oswego for National Poetry Month, 2009.

Robert writes for The Delaware and Hudson Canvas, in Bloomingburgh, NY, and hosts 5 Hudson Valley poetry readings, and 2 yearly festivals.

He is a freelance thinker.

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