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Festival: The Last Hurrah

Sunday, November 16, 5:00 – 9:00 PM, at City Steam Brewery Cafe (942 Main Street, Hartford). “The Last Hurrah,” featuring a reading by Michael Czarnecki, fresh from his 48-state poetry tour of the U. S., followed by a mega-open mic.

MichaelCzarnecki has been writing poetry for 47 years and for the last 20 years has made his living solely through the creative word. He has released 10 chapbooks and books of his own, including Twenty Days on Route 20 and Never Stop Asking for Poems, and has given hundreds of readings throughout the country. In 2013 he completed his Poems Across America Tour, a 14 week journey in which he gave a reading in each of the 48 states. In 1986, Michael founded FootHills Publishing. Since then, FootHills has released over 400 chapbooks and books of poetry by poets from throughout the US and other countries. When Michael isn’t on the poetic road he resides with his family on their Wheeler Hill homestead in the northwestern part of the Susquehanna watershed in upstate New York.