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Words Carry Us, November 17

November 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

On Sunday, November 17 at 3 PM, “Words Carry Us” a very special afternoon of readings by talented local poets and essayists, will be presented at Green Kill, featuring  Steve Clorfeine,  Betty MacDonald,  Linda Melick, Marilyn Reynolds and Matthew J. Spireng.  A contribution of 5 dollars is preferred which will be donated to the artists and Green Kill.

About Steve Clorfeine

Steve Clorfeine leads workshops in physical theater improvisation, meditation and writing. He is one of the founding arts faculty at Naropa University in Colorado. His five poetry collections were published by Station Hill and Codhill Press. Steve has presented his work at libraries, schools, and conferences throughout NYS. He performed for many years with Barbara Dilley, Meredith Monk and Ping Chong and continues to perform his own work.  For information about his writing and performances visit

About Betty MacDonald

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Actor-sculptor-writer Betty MacDonald contributed to TMI’s “What To Expect When You’re Not Expecting” as a writer and performer. Her essay “Before Roe v. Wade” appears in the anthology Get Out of My Crotch! Her work is included in the anthologies 80 Things To Do When You Turn 80Open House and soon to be released Better With Age. Betty has read from her work at Spoken Word, a monthly gathering of writers and readers in Kingston, NY, at TMI Project events in Rosendale, Woodstock and Kingston, NY and at 650 Where Writers Read in New York City. She has participated in story slams for Woodstock Bookfest, and

Betty has been an active cast member with Community Playback Theater for more than 30 years. Other performances include TMI Events, Woodstock Book Fest, and 650 Writers Read at the Cell Theatre in New York City and Best of Writers Read at Vassar College. Her work appears in several anthologies.

About Linda Melick

Linda Melick has been writing poetry and prose for most of her life. She was a teacher in a maximum-security prison for twenty years and is a New Paltz resident. Her work has appeared in Suicide Imprint, Open Press 2018, Wallkill Valley Writers Anthology, A Slant of Light, Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley, and in Obsession Literary Journal. Her poetry collection Not for Sissies will be available at the reading.

About Marilyn Reynolds


Marilyn Reynolds  has a BA, French &Fine Art, Indiana University; University of Paris, France; MFA, Brooklyn College. The MacDowell Colony, resident; Bard College; P.S.1/Institute of Contemporary Art (MoMA); Indianapolis Museum of Art; State Museum of NY; etc. Published poet. Recipient of 12 grants and awards including 2 Pollock-Krasner; 4 NYFA; and one NY State Council on the Arts. Director of Education at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts; former Director of Museum Ed., Bard College;Instructor, MoMA Ed. Dept.; Lincoln Center Summer Institute. Marilyn is published in 3 Codhill Press anthologies: WaterWrites, A Hudson River Anthology; Riverine, An Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers; and A Slant of Light, Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley.

About Matthew J. Spireng

Matthew J. Matthew J. Spireng of Lomontville is a widely published, award-winning poet. More than 1,000 of his poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies across the United States. His books are What Focus Is and Out of Body, winner of the Bluestem Poetry Award. His chapbooks are: Clear Cut; Young Farmer; Encounters; Inspiration Point, winner of the Bright Hill Press Poetry Chapbook Competition; and Just This. His individual poems have won six national awards including The MacGuffin’s 23rd Annual Poet Hunt Contest in 2018 and the 2015 Common Ground Review poetry contest. He is an eight-time Pushcart Prize nominee.

About Green Kill

Green Kill is a multi-use performance space dedicated to a diverse and growing creative community. Green Kill’s mission is to create artistic opportunities through peer to peer organization of talented and dedicated visual, performing and literary artists.Find out how you can support green kill here:

Green Kill is a handicapped accessible exhibition performance Space located at 229 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston, New York, 12401,, open Tuesday to Saturday from 3  pm to 9 pm, closed on national holidays. The phone number is 1(347)689-2323. For the event schedule please visit Exhibition viewing hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 3-5 PM or you may make a special appointment by contacting or phoning 347-689-2323.


November 17
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Green Kill
229 Greenkill Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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