EDISON, NJ - An evening of poetry is being sponsored by the Edison Arts Society on Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m.

The event, free of charge to the public, will be held at the Oak Tree Presbyterian Church at 445 Plainfield Road, Edison. Light refreshments will be available.

Featured poets for the event include Harvey and Linda Levine and Ermine C. Adams-Plotkin.

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Linda Levine, is a published poet whose work is reflective about the meaningful moments in life. Her husband, Harvey, is a well-established photographer, who writes poetry to complement his extraordinary photos. This will be the Levines second appearance with the Edison Arts Society this year.

Ermine C. Adams-Plotkin, whose work has been published in the National Library of Poets publication, The Isle of View, is a prolific poet whose writing captures vividly true life experiences. Adams-Plotkin emigrated to the United States in 1971 from her native island of Anguilla in the British West Indies. Adams-Plotkin has been recognized by the New Jersey General Assembly as one of New Jersey's most esteemed poets, citing her work as “heartfelt and evocative, poetry that has brought pride and distinction to the people of Edison Township and the Garden State.” Her poem, “Please Be Kind” has been placed in a 50 year time capsule at the 9/11 Memorial at the Job-Corp site on Plainfield Avenue. At the 1997 Conference of International Poets held in Washington, D.C. Adams-Plotkin's piece “My Garden State” won the International Poet of Merit Award.

The program will be enriched by original poetry read by Kim Thompson, Cheryl Racanelli, and Natalia Lapidus, who has recently published a new volume of work.

For further information about reading or attending the Poetry Evening, contact Beth Moroney at 732-794-7104. If you are interested in reading or attending future events, you can visit the Edison Arts Society or follow the EAS on Facebook. For information on membership call 732-548-9134.

Upcoming Events

The Edison Arts Society is sponsoring a benefit on behalf of Grace McCann, a freshman at Edison High School, who has aspires to attend a specialized camp for ballet dancers in South Carolina this summer. The benefit will be held on Sunday, May 3 at 3  p.m. at Edison High School. Tickets are $8 a piece and $20 for a family of three. EAS president Gloria Dittman states, “The Edison Arts Society is more than proud to help such a deserving and talented Edison resident. Supporting Grace's desire to dance is in keeping with the mission of the Edison Arts Society.”

An exhibition of fine arts by the students of Woodrow Wilson Middle School will be on display in the EAS Art Gallery at town hall in May. A grand reception is being held on Monday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m.. The event is open to the public; all are welcome.

The talented folk singer, Mara Levine will be performing in a concert called “Beautiful Harmonies” with her group, Gathering Time, at the Jewish Community Center on Oak Tree Road on Tuesday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m. Gathering Time is comprised of Caroline Catroneo and Barbara Novick, long time associates of Levine's. Tickets are $8 for members of the JCC and $11 for non-members. For tickets call 732-494-3232.

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