Monday, October 01, 2007

Calendar Alert: Grace Paley Memorial

Sunday October 7: Grace Paley Memorial Service. Vermont poets Cora Brooks, David Budbill and others celebrate the life and work of Vermont's beloved Poet Laureate. Vermont College Chapel, FREE, 3pm. Info. 229-2340.

... and from the Bread and Puppet web site:

Through invitations by Grace Paley, Bread and Puppet Theater became a frequent attraction at anti-Vietnam War events in the '60s and '70s. By the '80s, the puppets had become emblematic of activist pacifism and a sine qua non of American political theater, as exemplified by the massive, ascending figures that are burned into the memory of anyone who marched with or saw the haunting, massive June 12, 1982 Disarmament Parade in New York City.

(photo by Robert Henry Sturgill)

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