Poetry Festival Preview: Boundless Tales

Boundless Tales

Day: Saturday

Stage: Chumley’s

Time: 1:20 PM

Interview with curator Aida Zilelian

1. Tell us a little bit about your organization.

Curated by Aida Zilelian, the first Boundless Tales reading was in September 2011. The purpose of the series is to represent writers who are passionate about reading their work in a public forum. Writers from every borough are welcome to submit their work for consideration.

2. Who is reading in your slot at the Festival and why?

Audrey Dimola, Devin Doyle and Lisa Badner. I chose these writers because I feel their writing is unique, bold and honest.

3. Who else are you looking forward to seeing at the Festival?

Oh, Bernice! as well as the Jackson Heights poetry series. I’m also looking forward to getting acquainted with venues that I’m not familiar with.

4. Did you attend the festival last year? If so, what was your favorite thing about it?

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I was unable to attend the festival last year. I received feedback from the writers I had chosen to read, and they said it was a wonderful experience.

5. Why is live poetry important?

I think there something magical happens when a writer reads their work. We can experience their words more profoundly. We have the opportunity to hear the intent of what they want to convey first-hand.