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Olson to speak at Woodstock Writers Festival

Alix Olson, political science PhD student, will be a featured speaker at the Woodstock Writers Festival in Woodstock, New York from April 19th - 22nd. The Festival, coined "Occupy Woodstock," is " 3 1/4 days of books" bringing together some of the nation's leading authors and artists. 

Olson, a spoken word artist and poet, will convene a workshop and presentation with acclaimed poets Sonia Sanchez (Philadelphia's Poet Laureate), Joan Larkin, and John Murillo. The four authors will explore the role of poetry in the current politically-charged climate. 

The complete Occupy Woodstock festival schedule is available here. For more information about Olson's poetry and her work at UMass, read this article.

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