Tzfat Poetry Reading, January 24, 2019
Voices and the IAWE held a joint poetry reading at Mystic Mountain Studio and Brewery in the Artists' Quarter of Tzfat. Featured poets included Reuven Goldfarb, Shlomo Sher, Michael Dickel (Dekel) and invitees Yehudit Goldfarb, Ann Bar-Dov, Pesach Rotem, and Michael Kagan.
The event started at 6:30 pm, and after the poets finished reading their poems, around 8:30 pm, it was opened to the public and a Hassidic-looking band played blues and jazz. Attendees enjoyed the Brewery's home-made vegetable soup, pizza and other home-made food, micro-brewed beers and ales, local organic wine and cider. Below are a few photos to give an idea of the atmosphere, and a very short movie clip of the band.
An unexpected addition was the request of some young girls, studying in the area, to read some of their own poems. They showed an amazingly strong style and content, and we shall try to support and encourage these young poets. It was also good to meet a new member of the Tzfat chapter, Miriam Botzer.
Thanks to Reuven Goldfarb for organizing this event!