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Poetry Rendezvous draws large crowd

Ellinwood poet George Martin read his original poetry and emceed Saturday’s afternoon poetry reading at the Barton County Art Council Gallery.

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After a morning field trip to Carol Long Pottery Gallery in St. John, participants and passersby began filtering into the Barton County Arts Council Gallery Saturday afternoon for live poetry readings by local and imported poets.  Soon, every seat in the performance space was filled, and it was standing room only for the 25th anniversary of the Poets Rendezvous, organized in part by Michael Hathaway of St. John.  The gatherings started in August 1988 at the Great Bend Public Library, and later evolved into a writers group, ending up as an organic event with a life of its own, he ...

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