Friday, April 7th, 6-10pm


A spoken word and musical gathering honoring the life and Green activism of Allen Ginsberg.

Featured Contributors:

Ann Charters: Professor of American Literature at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, author of Kerouac: A Biography 1973, reads from Best Minds: A Tribute to Allen Ginsberg (1986).

Gordon Ball: Editor of Allen Ginsberg’s Journals Early Fifties Early Sixties, and Journals Mid-Fifties 1954-1958; professor, filmmaker (Farm Diary), author; reads from his memoir East Hill Farm: Seasons with Allen Ginsberg. 

Patrick Warner: Curator of GINSBERG : GREEN, friend of the poet, reads from selected Ginsberg texts & interviews that exemplify & manifest Ginsberg’s Green Consciousness.

Steve Benson & Jordan Hoffman: Massachusetts-based composers/musicians, perform original music and atmospherics to accompany the spoken texts.

Kevin Keady: Songwriter, musician, one time caretaker of East Hill Farm, performs Ginsberg songs including “Gospel Noble Truths” and “Do the Meditation Rock”


6:00 pm: LIT.MIX.:. A get-together of local literary and environmental groups, book vendors, poets/writers, Beat scholars & enthusiasts, you. Collaborative art, networking, general creative hobnobbing, music, cash bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

7:45 – 8:00: Heart Sutra chant, introduction & welcome

8:00: Part I

Ann Charters reads from “Best Minds: A Tribute to Allen Ginsberg”
Patrick Warner reads selections from Allen Ginsberg; Accompanied by original music composed and performed by Steve Benson and Jordan Hoffman

8:45: Intermission

9:00: Part II

Gordon Ball reads from “East Hill Farm: Season with Allen Ginsberg”

Kevin Keady sings Allen Ginsberg songs

$10 Suggested Donation 

Proceeds benefit A.G.S.F (Artists' Group of the Sprinkler Factory) and W.C.P.A. (Worcester County Poetry Association)

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Wednesday, April 19th, 6 pm

Worcester Armenian Film Festival

Join us at the Sprinkler Factory for Day 1 of the 4th Annual Worcester Armenian Film Festival!  Celebrate film, art and culture. - Original works by various Armenian filmmakers.

Short Films by:

Talin Avakian
Anais DerSimonian
Emily Hagopian
Anna Maria Mouradian
Eric Nazarian
& More

$10 Suggested Donation

Saturday June 24th, 6-10pm

​A Midsummer Night ArtRaiser 2017

Theme: Pagan Chic