Saturday, June 19, 2010

Solstice Poetry

The Shawnee Gallery in Shawnee on Delaware, PA held a “Solstice Poetry Reading” on Saturday June 19th to Celebrate the Official Calendar Commencement of the Summer Season. Readings were given by Juanita Kirton, Jeannette Jennis, The Shawnee Gallery Curator Chris Griffin, and Paul Adam Smeltz (yeah, that’s me). It was a quiet gathering with very few attendees.

However, the poetry proved to be of an intriguing variety reflecting the various life experiences of each poets. Conversations about the art of poetry and the creative process made the afternoon even more interesting as the topics enhanced each participant’s perception of the form. You’ll find more photographs in The Forwardian Arts Society Literary Arts 2010 Gallery at

The Shawnee Gallery is located near the Shawnee Playhouse in Shawnee on Delaware, PA. Along with Special Events like the “Summer Solstice Readings,” they also offer workshops and artists’ Exhibitions. for both the visual and literary arts as well. These include a Creative Writing Workshop led by Sumerly Gayle Buccino on Wednesday evenings and The “Native, Creative, Divine! 2010” Exhibition which continues until July 3rd with a closing reception. Please contact The Shawnee Gallery at 570-420-9494 or Explore their Website at for more information about all they have to offer.

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