Watershed Literary Events kicks off its 2023 season with a celebration of National Poetry Month. Poets Tina Kelley and Gretna Wilkinson will read at the Skate House in Meadowland Park on April 16, from 3-4:30 pm. The reading is free and open to the public.
For the first time, live music will be part of the event. Professional violinist Nancie Lederer will perform a selection of songs before and after the reading.
Watershed, now in its fifth year, is sponsored by the South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Meadowland Park Conservancy. The spoken word series features the work of both emerging and established writers with a connection to New Jersey. Past readers have included Roberto Carlos Garcia, Stuart Kestenbaum, Anne Marie Macari, Alicia Mountain, Brenda Shaughnessy, BJ Ward, and Jane Wong, among many others.