July 16, 2018

Celebrate Women in Song for National Poetry Month

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Seekonk resident and poet Joseph Scott returns for National Poetry Month. Join us for the presentation Celebrate Women in Song, a night of sung poetry for and about women, to be held at the Seekonk Library on Thursday, April 12 at 6:00 PM. This program is sponsored by the Seekonk Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This program is free and open to the public, no registration required.

Traditions of many nations celebrate women in song, often by name. Joseph Scott, in unaccompanied baritone singing, presents Robert Burns' "Mary", Stephen Foster's "Jeannie" and - as claimed by many different countries - Lili Marlene. Songs from the American tradition celebrate Clementine, Betsy, Susannah. Introductory remarks give context to both music and lyrics from centuries ago to the present. Treat yourself by coming to this event to listen to poetry in song, celebrating women as both inspiration and ideal.

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