When: July 5, August 5 & September 13
Location: The Downs at Santa Fe
Cowgirl Santa Fe presents an evening of limericks
Admission: Free (reservations suggested)
The Cowgirl Santa Fe invites you to celebrate resilience of spirit in a special evening of verse with local celebrity and poet Stuart Hall at 6 pm on October 22 in the Mustang Room. There is no cover charge, but seating is limited.
Stuart Hall was a science reference librarian at San Francisco State University, where he also taught a course in biology. Stuart is a gifted writer with non-Alzheimer’s dementia. He was the featured poet at the Rhymes for a Reason event at the NM History Museum in 2012, and his work was recently showcased on 101.1 KSFR’s Radio Café with a distinguished and informed host, Rev. Hollis Walker. Stuart’s writing reflects his interests in natural history, animal behavior, literature, and travel. He is a member of the New Mexico State Poetry Society and is a featured artist at the Alzheimer’s Café. Stuart Hall’s limericks loom larger than life as they not only serve as a short-term memory substitute, but also delight listeners with unexpected observations and unique thought connections.
Limericks historically captivated many a tavern in 19th century Ireland and throughout the UK. Stuart hopes to revitalize the appreciation of this short verse form with a 45-minute reading at one of Santa Fe’s most beloved gathering places. A 15-minute question and answer session will follow. Please join us to enjoy poetry, eat, drink, be merry, and let’s welcome yet another majestic autumn in Santa Fe.