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Poets Will Express Themselves During Free Three-Day Event

Poetry: National Beat Poetry Festival
National Beat Poetry Festival co-organizers Debbie Kilday read her poem during the monthly Kerouac Cafe event at the Licia and Mason Beekley ​Community Library in New Hartford in June. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

It’s all about freedom of expression: The National Beat Poetry Foundation will host a poetry festival over Labor Day weekend, bringing poets, writers and musicians together.

The free festival kicks off on Friday, Sept. 1, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Noelke Gallery in Torrington. It continues on Saturday, Sept. 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Licia and Mason Beekley Community Library in New Hartford, and it returns to the Noelke Gallery for the final day on Sunday, Sept. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m.

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