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 Elo-Mall Toomet and Georganna Millman will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker Street, on Saturday, April 11th 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.


Elo-Mall Toomet - was born and is currently living and raising her child in the beautiful old town of Tartu, a cultural and spiritual centre of Estonia. Influenced by landscapes, seasonal changes, pain and close human relations, she is dedicated to exploration of the inner worlds, finding ways in dark places and creating maps to be able to return. Her main fields of expression are illustrating fairy-tale books and writing poetry, some of which has been published in Estonian. More recent work can be found here, in her new volume of poems in English, called The Pain in the Beautiful Answer.

Georganna Millman - Georganna Millman lives in the Catskill Mountain region of New York with her husband Marty. They have two grown sons. She is self-employed, owning an independent retail pharmacy. She graduated Skidmore College. Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications including Blueline and The Margie Review: American Journal of Poetry, Vanguard Voices of the Hudson Valley sponsored by the Mohonk Mountain Stage Company, The Literary Gazette and on Voice-America Internet radio. She was one of the featured "Poets In The Park" for the 2008 summer program held at Washington Square Park in Albany. Georganna has lectured at The Chapman Historical Museum in Glens Falls and has contributed to the Ernest Becker Foundation Newsletter. She is a grantwriter for the Woodstock Poetry Society and Festival. Her manuscript Formulary won The Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press 2008 Poetry Award.

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