Three outstanding programs took place this evening!  Here are some photos; more description coming soon.

At the Lichtenstein Center in Pittsfield, Rosemary Starace and JoAnne Spies led an Elemental Orchestra in a performance of music and poetry that had the audience spellbound.

Rosemary Starace; photo by Cheryl Luft

JoAnne Spies; photo by Cheryl Luft


Meanwhile, down at the Railroad Street Youth Project in Great Barrington, a group of teens led by Festival rep Kirsten Peterson and spoken word poet Alexis-Marie Wint, both seniors at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, met to put words to action in a workshop on speaking up and speaking out in poetry.

Spoken word workshop by and for teens at the Railroad Street Youth Project