The Spring Festival of Artists and Authors at IONA: Art Sanctuary opened in May with readings and art exhibits. Readings begin at 5 p.m. at 630 Garnertown Rd. All events are free and open to the public. There will be an exhibition of photographs by John Willis through May 26.
On Tuesday, May 23, readers will be Peter Trenchi (creative writing), the Rev. Nikolas Combs (poetry), and Virginia Craighill (poetry and verse).
Lynn Cimino-Hurt (poetry), Michael Cimino-Hurt (poetry and short story), and Kiki Beavers and John Beavers (film and TV blog) will be the featured readers for Wednesday, May 24.
David Landon with Chris Bryan will perform scenes from “King Lear” and more on Thursday, May 25. Jennifer Michael will also read poetry.
On Friday, May 26, readings will be given by Camila Hwang-Carlos and Malia Carlos (poetry), and Robert Walker (poetry). Marsha Carnahan will play the flute.