Acclaimed New York poet Gary Glazner is bringing the "Alzheimer's Poetry Project" to UW-Baraboo/Sauk County on Tuesday, April 9th, to highlight the importance of innovative, quality care for people living with Alzheimer's disease.
Glazner has been featured on NBC's "Today" show and NPR's "All Things Considered," and has been published by Harper Collins, W.W. Norton, and Salon.com. His "Alzheimer's Poetry Project" is based on a simple idea: that reading classic works to people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia will help facilitate their creativity and provide a connection with family, friends, and other caregivers.
The UW-BSC event will engage participants in an exciting call-and-response performance and use well-known works to inspire the communal creation of an original poem. It will also feature local talent, includng The Purple Cow Poets, students from UW-BSC and Jack Young Middle School, and music by Daniel and the Lion.
The program begins at 7 pm, in room A4 of the Umhoefer Classroom/Administration Building. It is free and open to the public, as part of the UW-BSC Library's Poetry Series.
For more information, call (608) 355-5251 or visit www.baraboo.uwc.edu.