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Woodstock Poetry Society

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The Woodstock Poetry Society was founded in April 1996 by Harold Levitt and Bob Wright, both former members of the Stone Ridge Poetry Society (which ended in 1995) who wanted to see a poetry venue established in the Woodstock area that offered not only an open mike for local poets but a place in which several featured poets could read from their work for an appreciative audience.

In January, 2004, with Bob Wright moving to Florida (since returned), Phillip Levine became president of The Woodstock Poetry Society.

Today, meeting in the Woodstock Town Hall every month on the second Saturday at 2 p.m., the Society usually presents two noted poets as featured readers, plus an open mike that draws as many as 20 readers. Attendance ranges from 20-50 people at each meeting. No admission is charged for these meetings.

Phillip Levine