November 9, 2012

The Olmsted Parks Poetry Project: Exploring the Poetic Nature of Public Spaces

3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State

Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American Landscape architecture, was brought to Buffalo in 1868 with a vision to design “a city within a park.”  His legacy includes the expansive green necklace of parks and parkways running through the city of Buffalo—a place Olmsted would call the best planned city in America. In celebration of Buffalo State's "Year of the City" initiative, the Rooftop Poetry Club invites you to learn more about the genius of Olmsted and the poetic nature of public spaces. Join us for poetry in the park. Guest speakers will introduce us to the rich history behind the parks, followed by guided workshop activities led by poets Irene Sipos and Lisa Forrest.

Our sixth workshop will take place on Friday, November 9th from 3:00 -4:30 p.m. at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Join us for "Art, Architecture and Trees: An Inter-Connected Web", a special Olmsted themed exhibit and talk by Mary Kozub and Marjorie Lord.  RSVP to Lisa Forrest at

Open to: everyone