word, revisited

The Cayuga Museum, in partnership with Olive Trees and aaduna, presents a community series exploring original writing in all its diverse, intriguing, provocative, and exciting forms.  Simply called word, revisited, this bi-monthly series presents a featured writer, poet, and other creative individuals who primarily use words to define and construct their artistry and means of expression.  An open mic session follows the featured speaker, and is open to all.
word, revisited is scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, from September 13 to November 8, 2018. 

Fall 2018 Schedule:

-Thursday, September 13
Elizabeth Patton

-Thursday, September 27
Martin Willitts, Jr.

-Thursday, October 11
Karen Faris

-Thursday, October 25
Howard Nelson

-Thursday, November 8
Pat D’Agostino
Jan Graham
Sue Scolaro


Started in March 2017, word, revisited enables participants to listen to, and then react to what they heard, what they felt, what moved them via a Q&A period with the presenter.   After a brief intermission, the stage will host an open mic period for further expressions of creativity.
Sign up for this community “sharing” will occur at the door before the program starts and time limitations will be determined by the number of willing sharers.  Are YOU thinking about open mic? Click Here

Each event is held in the Carriage House Theater behind the Cayuga Museum
-Admission is $3/person
-Doors open at 5:30 PM (open mic sharers are encouraged to sign-in early for an available slot.)
-Program starts at 6 PM
-Wine and beer available for purchase

Spring 2018 Schedule:

-Thursday, March 8
Donny Alger

-Thursday, March 22
Stephen Eoannou

-Thursday, April 12
Dr. Victor Garlock

-Thursday, April 26
Rachael Ikins

-Thursday, May 10
Jeffrey-Paul Horn

-Thursday, May 24
aaduna fundraiser

-Thursday, June 14
David Connelly

Fall 2017 Schedule:

-Thursday, September 14
Ralf, Tim, the drug dealer and friends at the Mayflower
An evening of poetic explorations with
Elinor Cramer

-Thursday, September 28
A firefly does not just fly, it soars with light!
An evening’s journey in poems from West Virginia to Auburn Prison to today’s realities
featuring poet & writer
Patricia Roth Schwartz

-Thursday, October 12
You Can Tell a Book by Its Cover….
An evening of reading and conversation with
Dr. John Crowley

-Thursday, October 26
Of bird visions, moon fragrance, and other poetic thoughts of faeries & tilling soil…
An evening with poet and publisher
Heidi Nightengale

-Thursday, November 9
Wrapping up the fall season of word, revisited will be
Two Gentlemen Poets: Moving Beyond Similarities and Differences
a Poetic Journey of Discovery
featuring Jim Ellis and Dan Cleveland


Inaugural Season:
-Opening Event: Thursday March 9, 2017
On the Eve of the 104th Anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s Passing
In celebration of Tubman featuring
Michele Jones Galvin
co-author of
Beyond The Underground: Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People

-Thursday, March 23, 2017
An Enchanting Evening with
Ron Van Nostrand
poet, writer, musician, dramatist, publisher of Olive Trees

-Thursday, April 13, 2017
Escape to the Magic and Wonder of
Merlyn Fuller
writer, poet, musician, and author of The Merlinian Legend, her latest book nominated for a
CNY 2016 Book Award for Fiction

-Thursday, April 27, 2017
Exploring the Imagination of
Jeff Delbel
retired philosophy professor, raconteur, novelist, and author of 2016’s
The Flight of Jimmy Eagleson

-Thursday, May 11, 2017
On Being Captivated and Enthralled by Poetry with
Bruce Bennett
Emeritus Professor of English, chair of the English Department and director of Creative Writing at Wells College.
With 9 full length poetry books and over 20 poetry chapbooks,
his recent books are Something Like Karma and Subway Figure.

-Thursday, May 25, 2017
In the Spirit of the Harlem Renaissance…2017
“Capturing the Contemporary Influence of the BLUES Tradition”
an aaduna fundraiser
Howard Nelson
special guest poet, and author of 2014’s All the Earthly Lovers: Selected & New Poems,
also the author of Robert Bly: An Introduction to the Poetry
Rachael Ikins
aaduna contributing poet and author of 2016’s Totems,  Tales from the Edge of the Woods
with additional aaduna writers, poets and spoken word artists to be announced

-Thursday, June 8, 2017
Journey into the Astonishing, Intimate, and Sacred World of
Michael Jennings
author of 8 books & winner of the 2016 CNY Book Award for Poetry for his
A Record of Travel
New and Selected Poems

-Thursday, June 22, 2017
Imaginative Reflections on Poetry and Prose…her way with
Bobbie Dumas Panek
writer, poet, and author of 2015’s Just Another Day

Recap of Season One from aaduna publisher bill berry, jr. :


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