City of Asylum’s annual Writers in the Gardens walking-tour, now in its 9th year, will be held on Saturday, August 15 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.
Writers in the Gardens is staged in five different gardens in the Mexican War Street area, near Sampsonia Way. Small groups are led from garden to garden. In each garden, a different writer does a short reading. For the finale, participants gather together where all the writers will do a short reading. A book signing follows the final reading.
This year’s event is curated by Peter Trachtenberg. and he has chosen an interesting mix of poets and prose writers, established and up-and-coming – Geeta Kothari, William Lychack, Jenny Johnson and Tameka Cage Conley. Each writer has also created a special text for the garden in which he or she will be reading.