Slam! Poetry at the Field Library is back!

Get your poems ready for our October Slam!

Poetry Event!

On Wednesday, October 5th, The Field Library in Peekskill is proud to present Dawn Saylor!

Dawn Saylor will hold a series of workshops and performances at Peekskill’s Middle and High schools with a culminating public performance and open mike, for all ages at 3:30 p.m. in the Field Library.

One and all are welcome to attend and PARTICIPATE, so bring along some of your own best poetry, or a favorite poem that you would like to share.

Pizza and refreshments  will be served.

The Field Library is wheelchair-accessible, and is located at 4 Nelson Avenue, Peekskill, NY. For more information, please contact Nancy Lee Lewis, Teen Librarian at 914.737.4390 or

Dawn Saylor Bio:

Born the daughter of itinerant Christian ministers, Dawn Saylor grew up under revival tents in Pennsylvania.

One of the original spoken words poets to appear on HBO’s Russell Simmons presents Def Poetry, her powerful work has been described as “cutting like a broken bottle with the soul of a butterfly.”

Saylor is an eloquent spokesperson for the human heart in all its fragile beauty and resilience. She has captained three poetry slam teams (from Kalamazoo, MI) all the way to the National Poetry Slam championships and is a master of the “group piece,” or multi-voiced poem. Taking cues from Janis Joplin, Sandra Cisneros, and Liesel Mueller, she weaves the vivid patterns of her tremendous mythology into pure magic. While pursuing a degree in education from Goddard College’s low-residency program, Dawn also helps manage the Bowery Poetry Club, New York City’s only club devoted entirely to poetry and spoken word..


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