In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Kubla Khan

Dancing with Poetry Workshop:
This fun, high-energy workshop is packed-full of simple techniques and skills to help you create high-quality arts programs. The skills highlighted in the workshop are transferable to other activities and helpful in increasing your ability to communicate with people living with memory loss. Participants will learn how to perform and create new poetry with people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.

Workshop attendees will learn how to structure an arts program for people living with memory loss. They will understand how to engage people with group discussions that lead to the creation of new poetry, stories or songs. The workshop participants will leave the workshop with increased knowledge of projection, articulation, pacing of the recitation, dynamics, and how to bring out the emotional content of the poem. You will learn how to use poetry to help people laugh, sigh over a remembered love or dance. Yes! Dance to poetry.

Glazner is an internationally recognized speaker and expert on using poetry with people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. Glazner has given talks at over 30 conferences for among others: the Alzheimer's Association; Alzheimer's Foundation of America; the Brookdale Foundation; the University of San Diego, Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center; U.S. Embassy in Berlin and the Veteran's Administration teaching over 3,000 healthcare workers and family members on how to use poetry with people living with dementia.

Praise for Glazner and the APP
"Thank you very much for your terrific workshop and for your leadership in providing stimulating activities for our friends and clients, individuals who may have dementia, but who also have amazing strengths. They need help to find those strengths and to enjoy moments of satisfaction and accomplishment. We all gained new insights from your workshop and appreciate your willingness to share your ideas with us." -Ruth Ahearn, Associate Director, Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westcherster, NY Chapter, Alzheimer's Association.

"Regarding the feedback we received on your presentation, the overall evaluation was "Excellent" both for the presentation and the content. A few comments received were: excellent presentation, full of passion; very relevant and useful information to caregivers, great energy and very entertaining." -Mary P. Sundsmo, MBA, Program Director, Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

"The use of poetry to connect with persons who have Alzheimer's disease or memory loss is effective and there was strong response from the 15 residents of Meadow View that participated in the poetry session. The residents livened up, smiled, laughed, finished lines of poetry, and responded to the facilitator's questions; even residents who have trouble finding the words to make a sentence in normal conversation. Afterwards, I heard residents share their delight with the program during lunch." -Carol Olson, Outreach Specialist, Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin

Alzheimer's Poetry Project founder Gary Glazner can be booked to conduct trainings and poetry readings by sending email to gary@alzpoetry.org.

Coming Events





SPARK! Alliance Conference
When: Thursday, September 18 , 2014
Time TBA
Where: Racine Art Museum
Wustum Museum of Fine Arts
2519 Northwestern Avenue
Racine, Wisconsin 53404
Description: SPARK! Alliance Conference and Training: Creative Engagement for People with Memory Loss. Glazner gives a keynote talk on performing and creating poetry inspired by visual arts.

To register for the conference go to: http://www.ramart.org/content/spark-alliance-conference-and-training-1






Meet Me at Memory Cafe
When: Friday, October 3rd, 2014
10am
Where: Jewish Family & Children's Service
1430 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
Description: Glazner performs and creates poetry with the audience at the Jewish Family & Children's Service's Memory Cafe.

For more information: http://www.jfcsboston.org/DefaultPermissions/Blog/tabid/324/EntryId/397/Meet-Me-at-Memory-Cafe.aspx
Contact:
Beth Soltzberg
bsoltzberg@jfcsboston.org






Creative Minds in Medicine Conference
When: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
9:00am
Where: Global Center for Health Innovation
1 St Clair Ave NE
Cleveland, OH 44114
Description: Glazner gives a keynote talk for this conference hosted by the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture entitled Dementia Arts: Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care. The national creative aging movement is demonstrating the vital role creative activity has in the lives of older adults, which is especially important in cities with aging populations like Cleveland.

In this session you will hear from, and experience how, Gary Glazner, founder and executive director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project, creates communities built on shared words, passions and discoveries through the performance and creation of poetry for those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.

This fun, high-energy keynote talk is packed full of simple techniques of how to create high-quality arts programs, build communication skills and help increase your ability to connect with people living with memory loss. In addition to taking part in techniques like call-and-response performance and the communal creation of an original group poem, learn how Glazner has grown support for the Alzheimer's Poetry Project and developed strategies for measuring its ongoing success.

To register for the conference go to: https://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50341/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=77822






DEMENTIA ARTS CONFERENCE: Celebrating Creativity in Elder Care- A Day of Learning
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014
8:00am to 5:00pm
Where: New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Description: The History Museum joins the Alzheimer's Poetry Project and the Institute of Dementia Education & Arts (IDEA) to share techniques for reaching people with memory illnesses through literature, performance art and museum exhibits. Registration fee of $35 includes light breakfast and lunch. Continuing Education Units are available.

Workshops for anyone interested in improving the quality of life of older people through the arts including caregivers, health care workers, librarians, museum staff, teaching artists, and the general public will be held throughout the day.

Highlights include Gary Glazner the founder of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project leading "Dancing with Poetry," on combing music, movement and poetry. Jane Tygesson, Discover Your Story, Minneapolis Institute of Art teaches a workshop on giving museum tours for people living with memory loss. Alysha Shaw, Life Songs, leads a workshop on creating songs in hospice settings. Ruth Dennis, Vista Living and Jytte Lokvig Alzheimer's Cafe lead a hands-on art-making workshop. Poet Stuart Hall will be the featured guest artist.

Partnering Organizations: Alzheimer's Association, New Mexico Chapter; Alzheimer's Cafe; Alzheimer's Poetry Project; Life Songs; New Mexico Literary Arts and Vista Living Communities.

The conference is in support the New Mexico Alzheimer's and Related Dementia State Plan with the support of: New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

To register or for more information call:
505-577-2250 or go to: dementiaarts.com


Past Events





Poetry for Life Training- North Carolina
When: Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Two training sessions one at 9:30-11:30am
and a second training session 1:00 to 3:00pm
Where: GSO Library,
(Tannenbaum-Sternberger Room)
219 N. Church Street
Greensboro, NC 27401t
Description: You are invited to an intensive training session with Gary Glazner, founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP). This fun, high-energy workshop is packed-full of simple techniques to perform and create poems with people living dementia and to help develop high-quality arts programs. You may request Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this workshop.

Poetry for Life (PFL) is a pilot project to join the skills and passion of the young poets of the Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, with elders at senior, assisted living and adult day care centers. In addition, we will offer training for teaching artists and healthcare worker to deepen their knowledge of using poetry to improve the quality of life of people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia by facilitating creative expression through poetry. We seek to bring the power of recited poetry to this under-served portion of our community.

The PFL Intensive Training is brought to you in partnership by the: Alzheimer's Poetry Project; Creative Aging Network-NC (CAN-NC); Greensboro Public Library and the North Carolina Arts Council.

The Poetry For Life, Pilot Project is taking place in: Arizona; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina and Wisconsin and is funded in part by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Poetry Foundation and the Pabst Charitable Foundation for the Arts.

For more information on the training or on CEU's please contact:
Lia C. G. Miller
Executive Director
Creative Aging Network-NC (CAN-NC)
Office: 200 N. Davie St., Ste. 321-C, Box 21
Greensboro, NC 27401
336-253-0856
lia@can-nc.org






Wisconsin Poetry Party- Celebrate APP's 10th Anniversary
When: Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
10:00am
Where: Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI.
Description: The event is co-produced with the Madison Children's Museum. Fruit, pastries, coffee and juice will be served. Free and open to the public, the Memory Arts Cafe is a celebration of arts for people living with memory loss and their families. Karin Barreau will be the featured poet. Fabu Carter, past Madison Poet Laureate; Gary Glazner, founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP) will read classic, well-loved poems and poems written by those with living with memory loss.

Angela Johnson of the Madison Children's Museum will talk about a project from the MCM's Summer Camp Nature Photography Class that paired students with residents of Capitol Lakes to create a poems based on the student's photographs. A highlight of the Memory Arts Cafe event will be the creation of an original poem by the poets and the audience.

Madison Children's Museum (MCM) connects children with their families, their communities, and the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play. MCM is part of the SPARK! Alliance of Wisconsin Museums that provides cultural programming for people living with dementia. MCM was founded in 1980 as the vision of a group of early childhood specialists. http://www.madisonchildrensmuseum.org/

The Poetry Party is funded in part by the Helen Bader Foundation, the John A. Johnson Foundation, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation and the Poetry Foundation.

Sponsored by the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. www.alzwisc.org

For info: www.atlantichealth.org/healingarts
Or email: gary@alzpoetry.com






TWIN CITIES POETRY PARTY- Celebrate APP's 10th Anniversary
When: Thursday, December 12, 2013
10:30a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 3rd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Description: Adult day center attendees, assisted living residents and staff from several low-income-serving Twin Cities facilities have participated in a series of poetry workshops with teaching artists from Alzheimer's Poetry Project Minnesota (APP-MN) this fall, thanks to grants from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) and the Dorsey Foundation.

Now, these elder poets will take center stage at the Twin Cities Poetry Party, a culminating celebration and collaborative performance event at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA). The event is free and open to the public, and will take place on Thursday, December 12, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Studio 112 of MIA's McKim wing, on the first floor near the cafe.

The Poetry Party honors the creativity of elders and others navigating memory loss, and will feature group performance of some poems created during the workshops; it also marks the international Alzheimer’s Poetry Project’s tenth anniversary and celebrates the emergence of its new affiliate, APP-MN, here in the Twin Cities.

Poet-participants in the workshop series are from Heritage Park's Open Circle Adult Day Program and Thomas T. Feeney Manor; Eastside Neighborhood Services’ Friendship Center; Ebenezer Minneapolis Adult Day Center and Southwest Senior Center.

A highlight of the Party will be audience creation of new poems, led by APP founder and director Gary Glazner, and Rachel Moritz and Zoë Bird of APP-MN. Joining the poets will be Jane Tygesson, creator of MIA's “Discover Your Story” program for adults with memory loss; dancers from KAIROS ALIVE!; and George Roberts from DownStairs Press at Homewood Studios in North Minneapolis, who will produce hand-printed letterpress broadsides of an original poem created at the Party for participants to bring home.

For more information, contact APP-MN Director, Zoe Bird, at zozettebird@gmail.com






Brooklyn Poetry Party- Celebrate APP's 10th Anniversary
When: Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
6:00pm
Where: New York Memory Center
199 14th St,
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Description: Please join us for a special edition of the Memory Arts Cafe as the Alzheimer's Poetry Project celebrates its 10th Anniversary. Our co-producers of the Memory Arts Cafe and dear friends at New York Memory Center host this celebration along with Jennie Smith-Peers, Executive Director of Elders Share the Arts (ESTA). Brooklyn centric food will be served including egg creams, pastrami heroes, piazza, and cheese cake. Featured artists include jazz trumpeter, Jesse Neuman, and ESTA's "The Pearls of Wisdom," a touring ensemble of elder storytellers.

Memory Arts Cafe is partially funded by the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Arts Council, Alzheimer's Foundation of America and the Poetry Foundation.

For info please contact; Josephine Brown at: jbrown@nymemorycenter.org






International Arts and Health Conference
When: Tuesday through Thursday, November 12th - 14th, 2013
Times TBA
Where: College of Fine Arts (COFA), University of NSW
and the Art Gallery of New South Wales,
Sydney, Australia
Description: Poet Gary Glazner, founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP), will leads a workshop at the 5th Annual Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Arts and Health Conference.

The conference is produced by Arts and Health Australia (AHA). AHA is a networking and advocacy organization and consulting agency, established to enhance and improve health and wellbeing within the community through engagement in creative activities. AHA is a groundbreaking organization providing up-to-the-minute research and strategic solutions to its clients, and hosting conferences, forums and training programs.

For info http://www.artsandhealth.org/
Or email: gary@alzpoetry.com






Art and Alzheimer Conference
When: Friday, November 8th, 2013
1:30pm
Where: Montclair Art Museum
3 South Mountain Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042
Description: Poet Gary Glazner, founder and Executive Director of the APP gives a talk on using art to inspire the creation and performance of poetry by people living with dementia and their family members. As a highlight of the event Glazner will lead the participants in the creation of a new poem based on the museum's artwork. The event is produced at Healing Arts of the Atlantic Health System.

For info: www.atlantichealth.org/healingarts
Or email: gary@alzpoetry.com






AHEPA National Housing Corporation Conference
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, September 10th and 11th, 2013
Times TBA
Where: Orland, Florida details TBA
Description: Poet Gary Glazner, founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP), will leads a workshop at the conference. Details to follow.

For info Email: gary@alzpoetry.com






Glazner Performs at Memory Arts Bistro
When: Thursday, October 10th, 2013
3pm
Where: Benevilla
16752 N. Greasewood Street
Surprise, AZ 85378
Description: Poet Gary Glazner, founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP), will perform at the launch of the Benevilla, Memory Arts Bistro. Benevilla was formed as a not-for-profit organization in 1981 by citizens of the Sun Cities area out of concern that many of the community's residents could not obtain important services locally.

More info at:http://www.benevilla.org/index.html
Or email: gary@alzpoetry.com






Training Institute for Artists and Administrators in Creative Aging 2013
When: Monday, October 21, 2013
10:30am
Where: 184 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002
Description: Poet Gary Glazner, founder and Executive Director of the APP will leads a workshop at this week-long training produced by The Creative Center. Glazner's workshop will focus on easy to implement techniques to build an arts program of elder adults.

For the third year in a row, this Institute will focus on the growing field of creative aging and will provide artists, as well as arts, senior center and nursing home administrators both a theoretical and didactic approach to implementing, sustaining and evaluating high quality arts programming in a variety of settings serving older adults, from senior centers to long term residential settings for the frail elderly. Presentations and workshops by national and local leaders in the field, combined with site visits to museums, galleries and "best practice" programs, will enable accepted trainees to raise the bar on arts engagement across the aging spectrum.

For info www.thecreativecenter.org
Or email: gary@alzpoetry.com






LeadingAge Conference
When: Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Noon
Where: Dallas, Texas
Description: Poet Gary Glazner, founder and Executive Director of the APP leads a workshop at the conference with Amanda Blake, Head of Family Access and School Experiences, Dallas Museum of Art; Tim Carpenter, Founder and Executive Director, EngAGE; Gay Hanna, Executive Director, and Dorothy Williams, Director of Education Services, National Center for Creative Aging.

Learn about two Alzheimer's programs that utilize the arts as a vehicle for improving quality of life for individuals with dementia. You will hear how EngAGE, a Los Angeles based nonprofit, provides arts and wellness opportunities to thousands of older adults living in affordable senior apartment communities.

More info at: http://www.leadingage.org/annualmeeting/
Or Email: gary@alzpoetry.com






Alzheimer's Poetry Project at the Madison Children's Museum
When: Friday, July 5th, 2013
Time: 4pm
Where: Madison Children's Museum, Art Gallery
100 N Hamilton St #100
Madison, WI 53703
Description: Poet Gary Glazner, founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP), will co-lead an intergenerational workshop with MCM Arts Coordinator, Angela Johnson. The MCM's "Summer Day Camp," is a fun-filled week that will include photography field trip expeditions and gallery tours. Glazner and Johnson will work with residents of Capitol Lakes to create poems inspired by the children's photography.

For info Email: gary@alzpoetry.com






Appleton Pilot Project Culminating Event
When: Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
Time: 10am
Where: Thompson Community Center
820 W. College Avenue
Appleton, WI 54915
Description: Poet Gary Glazner, founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP), will lead a culminating event following a two-month training project with: Appleton Health Care Center; Brewster Village; Bridgewood Nursing and Rehab Center; Fox River Nursing and Rehab; Matthews Senior Care of Neenah, Memory Cafe and Valley VNA Senior Services. The project is being hosted by dementia awareness proponents John and Susan McFadden as part of "The Memory Project." Details to follow.

For info Email: gary@alzpoetry.com






Alzheimer's Poetry Project at the New Mexico History Museum
When: Friday, June 21st, 2013
10am to 11am
Where: New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Avenue
Santa Fe, NM
Description: People living with dementia, their family members and the general public are invited to attend the event. Participants will perform and create poetry inspired by the "Cowboys Real and Imagined" exhibit. Poet Gary Glazner, founder and Executive Director of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP), will lead the session. Reception to follow. FREE!

The event is free by reservation, but limited to 30 participants. For more information or reservations, please contact Gary Glazner

For more reservations and info:
For info Email: gary@alzpoetry.com






MEMORY ARTS CAFE CELEBRATION at the Brooklyn Museum
When: Saturday, May 25, 2013
11am- 12:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Museum
Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn NY, 11238
Description: Individuals with Alzheimer's disease, their caregivers, and the general public are all invited to join this celebration of the Memory Arts Cafe, featuring jazz trumpeter Jesse Neuman and the Rhythm Break Cares Dance Company with Stine Moen and Hooba. Coproduced by the Alzheimer's Poetry Project, the Brooklyn Museum, and the New York Memory Center. Hosted by Gary Glazner of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. Reception to follow. FREE!

For more info:
For info Email: access@brooklynmuseum.org






Sparking Creativity with Poetry
When: Saturday, Feb 2nd, 2013
10am to 12pm
Where: AGE of Central Texas
Large Meeting Room
3710 Cedar Street, Austin, TX 78705
Description: Glazner gives a workshop for care-partners on using poetry to enhance communication with people living with dementia. This workshop and outreach is part of the APP being awarded the 2012 MetLife Foundation Creativity and Aging in America Leadership Award in the category of Community Engagement.

AGE of Central Texas is a regional nonprofit organization that provides education and support to people all along the spectrum of growing older, no matter where they are on that journey. Each year, AGE serves over 3,000 older adults and caregivers through its primary interrelated programs: adult day health care, caregiver education and resources, early memory loss support, health equipment lending, and peer-based computer classes for seniors. more info at: http://www.ageofcentraltx.org/index.php

For more info:
Gary Glazner
gary@alzpoetry.com






Valentine's Dance at the Memory Arts Cafe
When: Wed. Feb. 13th 2013
6 to 8pm
Where: New York Memory Center
199 14th Street at 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(Take the R to Prospect Ave. Or the F to 4th Ave.)
Description: This Memory Arts Cafe event features the dance company Rhythm Break Cares (RBC). Poet Gary Glazner will host the event. Please join us for an evening of fun, dancing and socializing. Rhythm Break Cares (RBC) takes a unique and highly effective approach to address the widespread and immediate needs of individuals with Alzheimer's, associated dementias, and their caregivers, by engaging them in partner dance as a means to improve their quality of life. Since 2009, RBC has successfully offered this interesting form of dance therapy, which capitalizes on the demonstrated benefits of music, movement and touch. Their sessions provide a rare opportunity for patients and their caregivers to escape some of the burdens associated with Alzheimer's and dementia, in a stress-free environment where they can observe, participate and be entertained.

Nathan Hescock, professional dancer and entrepreneur, founded Rhythm Break Productions in 1999, creating a home for other dance professionals to maintain their craft, broaden their ideas, and share their knowledge with others. More info on RBC at: http://rhythmbreakcares.wordpress.com/category/dance-for-alzheimers/

For more info please contact: Gary Glazner at gary@alzpoetry.com






American Society on Aging Conference
When: Thursday, March 14th, 2013
Times TBA
Where: Chicago, IL
Various locations TBA.
Description: Glazner gives a talk for the National Center for Creative Aging. Details TBA.

For more info:
Gary Glazner
gary@alzpoetry.com






Art and Poetry
When: March 21st, 2013
Times TBA
Where: Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe Street
Toledo, OH 43620
Description: Staff training for Toledo Museum of Art. These training sessions are not open to the public but please feel free to contact Gary Glazner about possible spots open for the training sessions. The workshop will focus on using art as the inspiration for the performance and creation of poetry by people living with dementia and their care partners. A performance using the museum's art will also take place for people living with dementia and their care partners. Sponsored by The Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter and the Toledo Museum of Art.

For more info:
Gary Glazner
gary@alzpoetry.com






Memory Arts Cafe- New Mexico
When: Saturday, December 8th 2012
1pm
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM
Description: Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Guest artist Jimmy Santiago Baca will give a reading of his original work. Readings will be in English and Spanish. Gary Glazner, founder and Executive Director of the APP and APP Spanish Director and poet Michelle Otero will read classic, well-loved poems and poems written by those with Alzheimer's. A highlight of the event will be the creation of an original poem by the poets and the audience. This event is designed for everyone from activity directors to caregivers to persons living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia and their families.

For more info please contact: Gary Glazner at gary@alzpoetry.com






Memory Arts Cafe- Brooklyn
When: Wed. December 12th 2012
6 to 8pm
Where: New York Memory Center
199 14th Street at 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(Take the R to Prospect Ave. Or the F to 4th Ave.)
Description: For people living with dementia and their care-partners. Free and open to the public. This special holiday event includes hand-made deserts and champagne! This event is co-produced with New York Memory Center. Featuring the Artists of New York Memory Center including: Ismail Butera, Musician in Residence; David Azarch, Percussionist in Residence; Ruth Azarch, Artist; Jennie Smith-Peers, Improv and the Rhythm Breaks Dance Group. Partially funded by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and the Brooklyn Arts Council. Hosted by poet Gary Glazner

For more info please contact: Gary Glazner at gary@alzpoetry.com






Memory Arts Cafe- Brooklyn
When: Wed. September 12th 2012
6 to 8pm
Where: New York Memory Center
199 14th Street at 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(Take the R to Prospect Ave.)
Description: This event is co-produced with New York Memory Center. Featuring Laurel Humble, Assistant Educator for The MoMA Alzheimer's Project. She will lead the audience in the creation of new work of art. Poet Gary Glazner will host the event. Laurel Humble is Assistant Educator for The MoMA Alzheimer's Project. In that role she regularly teaches MoMA's programs for individuals with dementia and their caregivers and leads trainings for museum and care professionals, as well as individual caregivers. She is co-author of the award-winning publication Meet Me: Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia and has presented nationally and internationally on issues related to developing and implementing programs for individuals with dementia. She and her colleagues have received awards from the Alzheimer's Association, Family Caregiver Alliance, and American Association of Museums in recognition of their efforts to make art accessible to people with dementia. Partially funded by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and the Brooklyn Arts Council.

For more info please contact: Gary Glazner at gary@alzpoetry.com






Dementia Arts on Capitol Hill
When: Thursday, September 20th
11:30am to 1pm
Where: Russell Senate Office, SR-385
Constitution Avenue and 1st Street
NE Washington, DC 20002
Description: In support of the National Alzheimer's Plan the National Center for Creative Aging and the Alzheimer's Poetry Project invite you: A panel briefing on arts and dementia research with the support of the offices of Congressman Edward Markey, Massachusetts, the co-author of National Alzheimer's Plan Act and Senator Tom Udall, New Mexico.

Guest Speakers: Senator Tom Udall, Congressman Edward Markey and Rocco Landsman, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts.

Sunil Iyengar, Director of Research and Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts will chair the panel. Panelists include: Dr. Anne Basting, Executive Director, Center on Age & Community and founder, TimeSlips; Maria Genne, founder, Kairos Dance; Margery Pabst, Executive Director, Pabst Charitable Foundation and author of "Enrich Your Caregiving Journey;" Dr. Richard Taylor, a leading advocate for people living with cognitive impairment and author of "Alzheimer's From the Inside Out" and Dr. Linda Levine Madori, founder, Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming for Older Adults-TTAP Method. Stuart Hall from Santa Fe, New Mexico will be the guest poet. Lunch will be served.

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Association, Washington DC Chapter, Center for Aging Heath and Humanities, Generations United, Iona Senior Services, and the Society for Arts and Healthcare with support from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America; Helen Bader Foundation; MetLife Foundation; and the Pabst Charitable Foundation for the Arts. More info and a full schedule of events at: dementiaarts.com/

For more info:
Gary Glazner
gary@alzpoetry.com






Dementia Arts Festival- Memory Arts Cafe
When: Thursday, September 20th
6 to 8pm
Where: Iona Senior Services
4125 Albemarle Street
Washington, DC 20016
Description: In support of the National Alzheimer's Plan the National Center for Creative Aging and the Alzheimer's Poetry Project invite you to a free performance for people living with Alzheimer's disease, their caregivers and the general public. New Mexico poet Stuart Hall reads work documenting his experience in living with dementia. Maria Genne, Kairos Dance and Judith-Kate Friedman, Songwriting Works and Gary Glazner, Alzheimer's Poetry Project will lead the audience in the creation of a new performance. The event includes light refreshments and the opportunity to chat with the guest artists. We are excited to show an excerpt from Anne Bastings' film "Penelope Project," which documents the performance of using the Penelope story from Homer's Odyssey to engage an entire long-term care community in the creative process and Songwriting Works' new music video, "WWII Homecoming Song."

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Association, Washington DC Chapter, Center for Aging Heath and Humanities, Generations United, Iona Senior Services, and the Society for Arts and Healthcare with support from the Alzheimer's Foundation of America; Helen Bader Foundation; MetLife Foundation; and the Pabst Charitable Foundation for the Arts. More info and a full schedule of events at: dementiaarts.com/

For more info:
Gary Glazner
gary@alzpoetry.com






Illinois Pioneer Coalition
9th Annual Culture Change Summit
When: October 8-10, 2012
Time TBA
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
Springfield, IL
Description: Glazner gives a keynote talk on performing and creating poetry with people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia for the Illinois Pioneer Coalition. The purpose of the Illinois Pioneer Coalition is to improve the quality of life for individuals and staff in all care settings throughout the State of Illinois.

For more info:
http://www.illinoispioneercoalition.org/summit.php






Art and Poetry
When: Thursday, Oct. 4th
Various Times
Where: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Wilder Assisted Living
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Description: Staff training for Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Wilder Assisted Living. These training sessions are not open to the public but please feel free to contact Gary Glazner about possible spots open for the training sessions. The MIA workshop will focus on using art as the inspiration for the performance and creation of poetry by people living with dementia and their care partners. The Wilder workshop will focus on using poetry to enhance communication with people living with dementia.

For more info:
Gary Glazner
gary@alzpoetry.com






Memory Arts Cafe at Parachute: the Coney Island Performance Festival
When: Satruday, Oct. 13th
10:30 to 11:30am
Where: Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224
Description: A special session of the Memory Arts Cafe will take place as part of Parachute: the Coney Island Performance Festival. People living with dementia, their family members and the general public are encouraged to attend the workshop. Participants will perform classic poems with Coney Island and ocean themes and create an original poem inspired the "Alien Stingers," Jelly Exhibit. Poet Gary Glazner will lead the session. Partially funded by the Brooklyn Arts Council.

For more info: Parachute: Coney Island Performance Festival






Memory Arts Cafe- Madison
When: Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, 2012
10:30 to 11:30am
Where: Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI
Description: This event is Co-Produced with the Madison Children's Museum and will feature people from local assisted living and adult day care centers that we have worked with for the past year with support of the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission and the Helen Bader Foundation. Outreach for the performance will be done in partnership with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Special guest poet Karen Barreau. Fabu Carter Brisco the past poet laureate of Madison who is one of the project artists and Lisa Auter, APP Wisconsin Director will also be featured at the culminating event. The families of the participants and the general public will be invited to attend the performance.

For more info please contact: Gary Glazner at gary@alzpoetry.com






Day Haven Adult Day Services Conference
When: Friday, November 9, 2012
8:30- 4:30 pm
Where: Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
Description: Day Haven Adult Day Services is proud to present Arts and Recreation: Understanding the Alzheimer's Brain and Using the Arts Effectively in Therapeutic Recreation. Glazner will give a keynote talk on using poetry to enhance the creativity of people living with dementia through the performance and creation of poetry. Additional presentations by local recreation professionals: Sandy Brennan, Robin Lombardo and Robin Wexler. Registration fee required. Discounts for family caregivers and students. To RSVP please contact Julie Wexler at (631) 585-2020 ext. 260

For more info:






2012 KACES International Arts Education Workshop
When: November, 2012 exact date TBA
Time TBA
Where: Seoul, Korea
Description: Glazner will teach a workshop on using poetry to enhance the creativity of people living with dementia through the performance and creation of poetry. More details TBA. KACES is a government agency under Ministry of Culture supporting arts and culture education through Korea in many different arts field - public schools and communities (childcare centers, facilities for the elderly/the disabled, military officers and correctional facilities). In May 2010, KACES co-hosted The 2nd World Conference on Arts Education with UNESCO. KACES has been working in various arts education fields (design, music, movie, visual art, dance, theatre, craft, traditional korean music, animation, etc) in Korea and also in cooperation with many overseas institutions on MOU basis such as Goldsmiths University, Sotheby's, Arts and Business and NY Philharmonic.

For more info write gary@alzpoetry.com>






Village BookSmith Presents- A Special Night of Poetry
When: Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Time 7 p.m.
Where: Village BookSmith, 526 Oak Street,
Baraboo, WI
Description: Announcing the Inaugural Publication of the Jack Young Middle School Literary Magazine the Audacious Muse. Featuring Jack Young Middle School Teacher- Gary Frisch, New York Poet- Gary Glazner and the Sauk County Writers Group- "Purple Cow Poets." Students from Jack Young Middle School read new work! Gary and Gary perform poetry and blues harmonica! The Purple Cow Poets perform new work and old favorites!

Students from Jack Young Middle School and the Purple Cow Poets will talk about their experiences in working the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. This event is partially funded by the Helen Bader Foundation, the Poetry Foundation and the Wisconsin Arts Board. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance

For more info:
Annie at Village BookSmith (608) 355-1001






New York Memory Center and Alzheimer's Poetry Project Launch
New York State's First Memory Arts Cafe
When: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Time 6 p.m.
Where: New York Memory Center
199 14th Street at 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
(Take the R to Prospect Ave.)
Description: Memory Arts Cafe is a new series of free art events for people living with Alzheimer's disease, their caregivers and the general public, and is co-produced by New York Memory Center and the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. The series takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and includes light refreshments and the opportunity to chat with the guest artists.

This Memory Arts Cafe event will feature jazz singer Louise Rogers and pianist Mark Kross as they perform well-known jazz standards and lead the audience in the creation of a new song. Poet Gary Glazner will host the event.

Building on the Alzheimer's Cafe movement in Europe started in 1997 by Dr. Bere Miesen, the Memory Arts Cafe expands that social model and places the creativity of people navigating cognitive impairment at the core of this innovative arts project. The goal is to provide education, empowerment and energy--- offering residents of Brooklyn living with memory loss and their caregivers a place for personal enrichment.

About the performers: Legendary jazz critic, Nat Hentoff, has praised Roger's work as "the most joyously encouraging way of expanding the audience for jazz." In partnership with the NYC Alzheimer Association Chapter and jazz singer, Peter Eldridge, Ms. Rogers has produced two Alzheimer's benefit concerts entitled "For Those We Love." (louiserogers.org)

The Boston Globe wrote of pianist, composer, educator, and bandleader Mark Kross "Kross digs hard with a bright contemporary piano style with Monkish bop influences." He is the Head of the Music Department at the Middlesex School, an independent high school in Concord, MA and has released five CD's with his band, The Mark Kross Five-Piece Trio.

Founded in 1983, the mission of New York Memory Center is to help older adults who have cognitive, physical, and emotional limitations, to maintain or improve their level of functioning so that they may enjoy their later years at home and within the community. Through an innovative wellness center, New York Memory Center meets the needs of individuals living with Alzheimer's and related dementia disorders and their caregivers.

For more info:
Josephine Brown at (718) 499-7701






American Society on Aging
When: Friday March 30, 2012
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: 2012 Aging in America Conference
Creativity and Aging in America Initiative
presented by The National Center for Creative Aging and MetLife Foundation
The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC.
Description: The National Center for Creative Aging will present the winners of the MetLife Foundation Creativity and Aging in America Initiative. The Alzheimer's Poetry Project is honored to be the award recipient in the category of community. This session will explore the intersection of creativity and the arts with wellness and healthy aging, and examine best practices from around the country. Attendees can expect to have hands-on workshops with award winners as well as be introduced to best practices in creativity and aging from across the country through presentations and a poster session. Participants are encouraged to submit their own arts and aging program to showcase during the poster session.

Presenters include: Judith-Kate Friedman, Songwriting Works; Gary Glazner, Alzheimer's Poetry Project; Maura O'Malley, Lifetime Arts, Inc.; Susan Perlstein, MSW, Perlstein Associates and Andrea Sherman, PhD, Transitional Keys.

For more info:
Katie Fitzgerald
kfitzgerald@creativeaging.org






Alzheimer's Poetry Project in Poland
When: April 1st through April 7th

Where: Tuesday, April 3rd
Workshop with students
America School of Warsaw
Bielawa, ul. Warszawska
05-520 Konstancin-Jeziorna

2pm Poetry Session w/students
Centrum Alzheimera,
Al. Wilanowska 257
02-730 Warsaw

7pm Poetry Reading Featuring Gary Glazner and Bohdan Piasecki
Plus: Weronika Lewandowska; Kosmos Kosmos
Koszykowa 55, Warsaw
+48 535558552

Thursday, April 5th
Poetry Workshop
10:30 Malopolska Fundacja Pomocy
Ludziom Dotknietym ChorobƒÖ Alzheimera
Krakow

1pm Srodowiskowy Dom Samopomocy
dla Osob z ChorobƒÖ Alzheimera
ul. Kurczaba 5, 30-868 Kraków

Description: The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw is funding a pilot project for the Alzheimer's Poetry Project in Poland. Gary Glazner, poet and Founder of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project and Bohdan Piasecki, poet, Polish native and National Coordinator, for Apples & Snakes Ltd, England's leading organization for performance poetry and spoken word will travel to Poland to lead the pilot project and work with local poets. More events TBA.

For more info:
gary@alzpoetry.com






Arts for Dementia Conference
When: Tuesday, Feb, 14 2012
Time TBA
Where: Bundeskunsthalle, National Museum
Museumsmeile Bonn
Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 4
53113 Bonn, Germany
Description: Glazner gives a keynote talk on performing and creating poetry with people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia for the Institut fur Bildung und Kultur. This is an international conference to present cutting edge arts programming for people living with dementia.

For more info:
http://www.kulturgeragogik.de/






64th Annual Gerontological Society of America Scientific Meeting
When: Sunday, November 20, 2011
6:30pm
Where: Humanities and the Arts Committee Open Meeting and Reception
John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
Description: Glazner gives a fun, high-energy talk on performing and creating poetry with people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. The Humanities and the Arts Committee sponsors its annual open meeting and reception for all interested meeting attendees to mix and mingle with committee members and others who share an interest in the humanities, arts, and aging. The reception will feature light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

For more info please contact: Gary Glazner at gary@alzpoetry.com






Alzheimer's Poetry Day- Novato
When: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
11:00am
Where: Marin Adult Day Health,
1905 Novato Boulevard,
Novato, CA
Description: Alzheimer's Poetry Day is a celebration of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP). Gary Glazner, founder and Executive Director of the APP will perform classic, well-loved poems with the group. A highlight of the event will be the creation of an original poem by the audience. Glazner began working with people living with dementia at Marin Adult Day Health in 1997. Sponsored by North Bay Alzheimer's Association of Northern California & Northern Nevada. Partially funded by the Poetry Foundation

Marin Adult Day Health provides care to the frail and elderly through health and social programs designed to promote wellbeing in a safe and supportive environment. Marin Adult Day Health is a part of LifeLong Medical Care. More info at: http://lifelongmedical.org/

For more info please contact: Gary Glazner at gary@alzpoetry.com






Alzheimer's Poetry Day- Napa
When: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
1:30pm
Where: Adult Day Services of Napa Valley,
414 South Jefferson Street,
Napa, CA
Description: Alzheimer's Poetry Day is a celebration of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP). Gary Glazner, founder and Executive Director of the APP will perform classic, well-loved poems with the group. A highlight of the event will be the creation of an original poem by the audience. Sponsored by North Bay Alzheimer's Association of Northern California & Northern Nevada. Partially funded by the Poetry Foundation

For more info please contact: Gary Glazner at gary@alzpoetry.com






Napa Education Conference
When: Wednesday, November 30, 2011
3pm
Where: Yountville Community Center
6516 Washington St.
Yountville, CA
Description: Glazner gives a keynote talk on performing and creating poetry with people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia for the Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's Association- North Bay, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapter. SPONSORED BY SENIOR HELPERS and AEGIS OF NAPA. Conference runs 8:30am to 4pm.

For more info please contact:
Shelley Dombroski
Regional Director
shelley.dombroski@alznorcal.org






Richard J. Price Caregiver Conference
"Road Maps for the Journey"
When: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.
Where: First United Methodist Church Richardson
503 N. Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080
Description: Glazner gives a keynote talk on performing and creating poetry with people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia for the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Dallas Chapter.

For more info please contact:
Sara Rotenberry, MSSW, LCSW
Senior Manager, Education & Outreach
Sara.Rotenberry@alz.org






Alzheimer's Poetry Day Comes to Albuquerque
When: Saturday, November 5th, 2011, 11am (Free and open to the public.)
Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street Southwest
Albuquerque, NM
Description: The event will feature a reading by renowned poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, as well as original poems created in the project. Gary Glazner, founder and Executive Director of the APP and APP Spanish Director and poet Michelle Otero will read classic, well-loved poems and poems written by those with Alzheimer’s. The readings will be in English and Spanish. This event is partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and sponsored by the the Alzheimer's Association, New Mexico Chapter and New Mexico Literary Arts.

Jimmy Santiago Baca collections include Selected Poems/Poemas Selectos (New Directions, 2009), C-Train and Thirteen Mexicans: Dream Boy's Story (Grove Press, 2002)' Healing Earthquakes (2001), Set This Book on Fire (1999), In the Way of the Sun (1997), Black Mesa Poems (1995), Poems Taken from My Yard (1986), and What's Happening (1982). A self-styled "poet of the people," Baca conducts writing workshops with children and adults at countless elementary, junior high and high schools, colleges, universities, reservations, barrio community centers, white ghettos, housing projects, correctional facilities and prisons from coast to coast.

More info on Santiago Baca at: http://www.jimmysantiagobaca.com/

For more info please contact: Gary Glazner at gary@alzpoetry.com






Wisconsin Museum Federation Annual Meeting
When: Tuesday, November 9th, 2011,
Where: John Michael Kohler Arts Center
608 New York Avenue
Sheboygan, WI
Description: Glazner gives a workshop at the JMKAC symposium for the SPARK! Alliance of Wisconsin Museums: Cultural Programming for People with Memory Loss. He will speak on using artwork for the inspiration and performance of poetry. To see a video example from a recent session at John Michael Kohler Arts Center go to Ocean Poem

For more info please contact: Gary Glazner at gary@alzpoetry.com






APP in Marburg, Germany
When: Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Where: Marburger Alzpoetry- Symposium
Landkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf
Regionale Fortbildung, Beratung und Schulentwicklung
Robert-Koch-Str. 17, 35037 Marburg
Description: APP Founder Gary Glazner and Alzpoetry German Director, Lars Ruppel give talks and workshops on using poetry with people living with dementia.

For more info please contact: Jutta Baecker at Jutta.Baecker@mr.ssa.hessen.de






APP at the Bavarian Cultural Festival
When: July 23rd through July 26th
Where: Eichstatt, Germany
Various Locations TBA

Description: APP Founder Gary Glazner and German Alzpoetry Poets, Henrikje Stanze and Pauline Fug give a talk and a series of workshops on using poetry with people living with dementia.

For more info please contact: Pauline Fug at pauline.fueg@web.de






Generations United Conference
When: Thursday, July 28th, 2011 (time TBA)
Where: Generations United's 16th International Conference:
Rethinking and Revitalizing Intergenerational Connections
The Washington Court Hotel on Capitol Hill
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington DC
Description: Generations United and National Center for Creative Aging host Gary Glazner at their 16th International Conference. Glazner will lead a workshop on intergenerational arts programming. Generations United invites you to embark on a unique journey to transform the future of intergenerational programming, practice, and policy across the world. Not your typical conference, all presenters and participants will have the opportunity to rethink and revitalize the future of intergenerational connections becoming part of something greater for the field.

For more info: Generations United's 16th International Conference

For info on Glazner's work with students go to National Public Radio's story on the, Precision Poetry Drill Team.






Summerset Festival of the Arts- Live Artfully!
When: Friday, July 29th and Saturday, July 30th 2011, (times TBA)
Where: University of Wisconsin, Baraboo, Sauk County
Event locations and times TBA
1006 Connie Road - Baraboo, WI
Description: Glazner and the Sauk County Writer's group, "Purple Cow Poets," give a performance of well-loved classic poems and original poetry, along with people living with dementia who have participated in poetry workshops at assisted living and adult day care centers throughout Sauk County. In addition Glazner gives a reading of his original poetry.

For more info please contact: Bridget Seals at bridget.morrey-seals@uwc.edu






25th Anniversary of the Poetry Slam
When: Saturday, July 30th, 2011, (time TBA)
Where: Metro Theater
3730 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL
(Two blocks North of Wrigley Field)
Description: Pioneers of the Poetry Slam return to the Metro to celebrate 25 years of Slam Poetry. Glazner joins Poetry Slam founder Marc Smith and other poets TBA.

For more info please contact: gary@alzpoetry.com






Alzheimer's Poetry Day- Madison
When: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011, 11am (FREE)
Where: Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI
Description: The event will feature people from local assisted living and adult day care centers that we have worked with for the past year with support of the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission and the Helen Bader Foundation. Outreach for the performance will be done in partnership with the Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Fabu Carter Brisco the poet laureate of Madison who is one of the project artists and Lisa Auter, APP Wisconsin Director will also be featured at the culminating event. The families of the participants and the general public will be invited to attend the performance.

For more info please contact: Gary Glazner at gary@alzpoetry.com






APP in Seattle
When: Friday, April 1st, 2011, (time TBA)
Where: 26th Annual Alzheimer's Regional Conference
Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place, Seattle, WA
Description: The Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association host Glazner at their 26th Annual Conference. He will lead two workshops, one for mid-to-late stage and one for early stage programming. Check back for exact times. The skills highlighted in the workshop are transferable to other activities and helpful in increasing your ability to communicate with people living with memory loss. Participants will learn how to perform and create new poetry with people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. Workshop attendees will learn how to structure an arts program for people living with memory loss. This is Glazner's first presentation in Washington state.

For more info please contact: Julie Shatzer, MSW, Conference Coordinator at julie.shatzer@alzwa.org






APP in Philadelphia
When: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 7pm
Where: Robin's Book Store/Moonstone Arts Center
108 South 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Description: Glazner performs poetry and talks about the Alzheimer's Poetry Project along with poet Lisa Grunberger.

More info on the Moonstone Poetry Series






Book Party and Performance for Nútreme Hoy (Nurture me Today)
When: Thursday, November 4th at 6pm
Where: Collected Works, 202 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Description: The Alzheimer's Poetry Project is proud to announce the publication of our new Spanish anthology, Nútreme Hoy. The event is free and open to the public and features: Glazner and translator and co-editor Anacelie Verde Claro and the APP's only mother-daughter team, poet Cari Griffo and nine-year-old Willa Jay Edwards, telling stories and performing poems about their experiences in using poetry to work with people living with dementia and how to create and perform poems with people even in late stage dementia.

For more information please write gary@alzpoetry.com






Brookdale Conference
When: November 7th, 10:45am
Where: Denver, CO
Description: Glazner gives the closing plenary presentation for the Brookdale Conference. For nearly 60 years, the Brookdale Foundation Group has worked to advance the fields of geriatrics and gerontology and to improve the live of senior citizens -- in New York City, across the country, and even around the world. For more information on the Brookdale Foundation and the programs they offer.

For more information please write gary@alzpoetry.com






APP in Brooklyn
When: November 10th, 7pm
Where: Community Bookstore
143 7th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Description: Glazner and other poets from the APP perform classic well-loved poems and talk about using poetry to facilitate the creativity of people living with dementia. The evening will also feature new poems that were created in a series of poetry workshops held at various assisted living and adult day care centers in Brooklyn, as well as original work by the poets. This is the culminating event of a project funded by the Brooklyn Arts Council. Poems will be performed and read in English, Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Free and open to the public.

For more information please write gary@alzpoetry.com






Alzheimer's Poetry Day
When: Saturday, October 16, 2010, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Where: The Orlando Museum of Art
2416 North Mills Ave, Orlando, FL
Description: This is the culmination of a two month, pilot-project to bring the APP to Central Florida. Partnering with the APP are: Easter Seals Florida's Adult Day Health Care Center; Alzheimer Resource Center; Brain Fitness Club and St. Mary Magdalen Adult Center.

The project was funded by The Pabst Charitable Foundation and the Edyth Bush Foundation. The site is sponsored by the Orlando Museum of Art. This event is designed for anyone from activity directors to caregivers and the general public.

The poems to be featured at the Alzheimer's Poetry Day were written by members attending four local agencies during the pilot project. In addition an original poem will be created and performed that day using artwork from the museum as inspiration. Free and Open to the public.

For more information please write gary@alzpoetry.com






APP in Wisconsin
When: September 13th-16th
Where: 9/13, 10:30am, St. Gabriel's Adult day Center, Milwaukee, WI
Poetry workshop
9/14, The Gathering Place, Sheboygan, WI
10am Workshop for volunteers and guests
1:30pm Short poetry performance opening for the Baum Sisters. More info on them at Hope of Alzheimer's.
9/15, 9am, Park Place Senior Living, Platteville, WI ,
Workshop for staff.
9/15, 2pm, Attic Angel Retirement Community, Madison, WI
Workshop for staff with Madison Poet Laureate, Fabu Carter Brisco.
Description: Glazner teaches workshops and performs poetry at various events. This tour is funded by the Helen Bader Foundation. The Hope of Alzheimer's: An Advocate's Journey is the amazing story of Mary Kay Baum and her sisters Chris Van Ryzin and Rosann Milius: Three women who refuse to accept the diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's as a death sentence. Very excited to be able to hear the Baum sisters speak and to learn more about their work.

For more information please write gary@alzpoetry.com






APP in Germany
When: September 20th- 29th
Where: 9/20, German-American Institute Tuebingen,
Performance and talk on Alzpoetry, time TBA
9/21, German American Institute Heidelberg,
Performance and talk on Alzpoetry, time TBA
9/22-25, Gustav-Stresemann Institut, Langer Grabenweg, Bonn
Various workshops and performances including how to teach Alzpoetry in the classroom as a service learning project.
9/27, Workshop for healthcare workers/ with Marburg Alz Association, Marburg
Participants will learn how to build a poetry program for people living with dementia,10:00
9/27, English Theater, Frankfurt,
Poetry Performance with various German poets, (Short talk on Alz Poetry), hosted by Lars Ruppel, 20:00
9/28, English Theater, Frankfurt,
Glazner gives workshops on teaching Poetry Slam for English teachers, time TBA
For more info or to sign up for the workshop, please write to Juliane Moschell at juliane.moschell@english-theatre.org
9/29, Literaturwerkstatt, Berlin,
Performance and talk on Alzpoetry, with Henrikje Stanze, time TBA
Description: This tour is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Berlin. Glazner and Lars Ruppel will perform poetry and present findings from the 2010 German pilot project of the APP. We are also part of the U.S. Embassy Teacher Academy 2010, being held at the Gustav-Stresemann Institut, Langer Grabenweg in Bonn. The theme this year is "Teaching Popular Culture." While the conference registration is closed you can read more about the conference and the workshops we will be teaching at: http://germany.usembassy.gov/ta2010/

For more information please write gary@alzpoetry.com






APP in Connecticut
When: September 2nd, 6pm
Where: The Alzheimer's Resource Center of CT
1261 South Main Street
Plantsville, CT 06479
Description: Glazner performs classic well-loved poems. The evening will also feature new poems that were created in a series of poetry workshops held at The Alzheimer's Resource Center of CT.

For more information please write gary@alzpoetry.com






Glazner performs at New York Public Library
When: Wednesday, July 7 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: South Court Auditorium of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building located at Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
Description: The New York Public Library Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with ADA Day on July 7th 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Evening Arts Panel: Film, Poetry, Dance, and Discussion. Roger Ross Williams, director of Academy Award-winning film Music by Prudence , about a Zimbabwean band composed of people with disabilities. Film will be screened. Gary Glazner, founder of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project will perform some short pieces. Heidi Latsky, founder and choreographer of The GIMP Project. There will be a short performance, Two Men Walking (performed by Lawrence Carter-Long and Jeffrey Freeze, music by Sxip Shirey.)

After the screening/performances, Roger Ross Williams, Gary Glazner, Heidi Latsky, Lawrence Carter-Long and Jeffrey Freeze will assemble on stage for audience questions.

There will also be a series of free programs regarding disabilities throughout July held at the Mid-Manhattan Library located at 455 Fifth Avenue. For more information about these programs you can visit The Library's website at www.nypl.org.

Or write to gary@alzpoetry.com






APP in Winter Park, Florida
When: Wednesday, June, 9th, 2010, 9:00am/ Tuesday, June 29th and Wednesday, 30th
Where: Easter Seals Day Break at the Miller Center (follow up workshops at various locations) 2010 Mizell Avenue Winter Park, FL
Description: The APP is working with Easter Seals Florida, Inc.; the Alzheimer Resource Center, Inc.; the St. Mary Magdalen Adult Center and the Brain Fitness Club, with support from the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation and The Pabst Charitable Foundation for the Arts to create a community wide program of the APP to better serve the people living with dementia in the Winter Park area and their families. The partners on this initiative are developing this two-month pilot project to serve as a model for the expansion and implementation of high quality arts projects to other communities. In addition the partners are helping to strengthen the APP's evaluation methods.

The pilot project will culminate in an Alzheimer's Poetry Day (date TBA) to present the poetry created in the project and will issue a paper highlighting the strengths and challenges the partners experience during the pilot project. Please check back for updates.

For more information please write gary@alzpoetry.com






APP Pilot Project in Germany
When: June 12th - 21st
Where: Berlin, Eichstatt, Hannover, Marburg
Description: With funding from the U.S. Embassy in Berlin the APP continues the pilot project in Germany.

For more information please write gary@alzpoetry.com






APP in Philadelphia, PA
When: Monday, May, 3rd, 2010, 5:00pm
Where: Robin's Book Store/Moonstone Arts Center
108 South 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Description: Moonstone is working with Gary Glazer to create a tri-state affiliate of the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. The goal is to facilitate the creativity of people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. When up and running, poets will get paid to do this work. There will be an onsite training session at 1:30 pm at a Philadelphia Care Center and an information overview at 5pm at Moonstone Arts Center.

If you would like to register to participate please email ray@thetastybrains.com






APP in Santa Fe, New Mexico
When: Tuesday, May, 12th, 2010, 10:30am
Where: New Mexico History Museum
On the Historic Plaza in Santa Fe
Next to the Palace of the Governors
113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM
Description: New Mexico History Museum (NMHM) and the Press at the Palace of the Governors are working with the APP to create a pilot project to bring people living with dementia to the NMHM to create and perform poetry inspired by art, exhibits and collections of the museums.

A main goal of the project will be to create a replicable model for other art museums to be able to facilitate the creation of poetry inspired by their artwork by people with memory loss.

If you would like more information on the pilot project please write to gary@alzpoetry.org






APP in Green Bay, WI
When: Wednesday, April, 7th,
Where: NEW Curative Dayservice sites
Description: Gary Glazer provided training in using poetry with dementia and formed an affiliate Legacies Arts Project Inc. to better serve people living with dementia in the Green Bay Area.








APP in Baraboo and Reedsburg, WI
When: Thursday and Friday, April, 8th and 9th
Where: Various assisted living and adult day care centers.
Description: Glazner provided training for the Sauk County Writers group and gave a public reading on the APP at the Village Booksmith in Baraboo.






APP Launches a Pilot Project in Philadelphia
When: Sunday, March, 14th, 2010, 6pm
Where: MOONSTONE ARTS CENTER 110A S. 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Phone: 215-735-9598
Description: Gary Glazner working with Philadelphia poet Ray Garmond and Moonstone Arts Center will be holding an informational talk on the APP as well as two hands-on training sessions.

For more information please write gary@alzpoetry.com.


APP Launches a Pilot Project in Germany
When: Monday, Feb. 8th through 14th, 2010
Where: Various locations in Berlin and Marburg
Description: Gary Glazner working with German poets Lars Rupple and Petra Anders will be holding a number of events, including work with the Wollenbergschule Wetter, school, in Marburg, poetry sessions at Seniorentagesstatte Bethanien, in Berlin and Marburger Altenhilfe St. Jakob GmbH, in Marburg and holding our first symposium. Poets from all over Germany will be attending the symposium.

This work builds the initial sessions and training we held in Germany in September of 2009. The pilot project funded by the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.

For more information please write gary@alzpoetry.com.





The Wisconsin Adult Day Service Association Conference
When: Saturday, November 14th, 2009
Where: United Community Center in Milwaukee
Description: Meet Alzheimer's Poetry Project Founder and Executive Director, Gary Glazner. Glazner gives hands-on workshop on using poetry with people living with dementia and the Closing Keynote Address. For more info about the Wisconsin Adult Day Service Association Conference contact: Sarah Kramer CSW, Care Coordinator, N.E.W. Curative Rehabilitation, 2900 Curry Lane Green Bay, WI 54311, 920-593-3576, skramer@newcurative.org

Speaker evaluation scores from the Closing Keynote Address were: Excellent- 43, Very Good - 27, Good- 7, Satisfactory - 5, Poor- 0. Some of the comments were: Very good idea, Great wonderful project, Moved me to tears, and Told beautiful stories.






Alzheimer's Poetry Day
When: Wednesday, October 7th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
Where: Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleecker).
Description: Artists for Alzheimer's and the Alzheimer's Poetry Project (APP) will co-host the 4th Annual Alzheimer's Poetry Day at the Bowery Poetry Club. People with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia from all around New York City are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind celebration of the spoken word. Participants will be treated to recitations of classic, familiar poems, share poems that they enjoy, and create a poem as a group. Admission to the event is free.


Alzheimer's Poetry Project Launches in Germany
When: Sept 8th, 2009
Where: Marburger Altenhilfe St. Jakob GmbH
Sudetenstr. 24
35039 Marburg, Germany
Description: Working with German poet Larse Rupple and the Sprechzimmer-Workshop-Team, APP Executive Director holds the first workshop and training session for programming in Germany.

Write gary@alzpoetry.org for more info.



Glazner performs at Poetry Slam in Herne
When: Sept 10th, 2009
Where: Flottmann-Hallen
Flottmannstr. 94
44625 Herne, Germany
Description: Glazner will perform original and classic poems and talk about using poetry to reach people living with dementia.

Write gary@alzpoetry.org for more info. Hosted by Sebastian 23. More info on the Herne Poetry Slam Here:
http://www.roomservice-online.de/



Glazner performs at Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin
When: Saturday Sept. 12th 8pm
Where: International SLAM!Revue in Berlin!"Festsaal Kreuzberg",
adress: Skalitzer Straße 130,
Berlin Kreuzberg!
(Near Underground station Kottbusser Tor)
Description: Working with German poet Petra Anders, APP Executive Director Gary Glazner holds a workshop and training session for programming in Germany. Please check back for location and time.

Write gary@alzpoetry.org for more info.



Alzheimer's Association Conference on Cutting Edge Alzheimer's Care
When: Friday, April 24, 2009
Where: White Plains Hospital, Davis Ave, White Plains NY
Description: Meet Alzheimer's Poetry Project Founder and Executive Director, Gary Glazner. Glazner gives a workshop on using poetry with dementia. Organized by the Alzheimer's Association, Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter. For more info: 914-253-6860, ext. 102

Greensboro Public Library
When: May 13th 2009
Where: Greensboro Public Library, Greensboro, North Carolina
Description: Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Greensboro Public Library and The Center for Creative Aging- NC present: "LifeVerse" Poetry Reading Featuring Gary Glazner- FREE! Glazner gives a reading and talk on his experiences with the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. LifeVerse Poets Jacinta White, Mark Smith-Soto, Anjail Ahmad, Val Mieman, Tanya Owens and Sandra Redding will read works from their LifeVerse workshop participants as well as their own. Central Library

Greensboro Public Library
When: May 14th 2009
Where: Greensboro Public Library, Greensboro, North Carolina
Description: Thursday, 7:00 p.m. Writing Workshop- What's New for the Leaves of Recent Spring? FREE!- Poet Gary Glazner uses Pablo Neruda's Book of Questions as the basis for this exploration into poetry as an investigative tool. Workshop participants will take an in-depth look at magic realism through the writing of Federica Garcia Lorca, Pablo Neruda, and Jorge Luis Borges. We will explore how the people around us and the places we inhabit can inform and enrich our writing. Can Main Street be your muse? Andy Warhol became famous for painting Campbell Soup cans, what about the culture we live in "Pops" in your mind? Are "tweets" on "Tweeter," the new Haiku? This workshop is a fun look at writing and a leap into your own words. Central Library





Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Annual Conference
When: Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Where: University of California, San Diego
Description: Meet Alzheimer's Poetry Project Founder and Executive Director, Gary Glazner. Glazner speaks on using poetry with dementia. Annual conference on Alzheimer's scientific and innovative care updates. For more info on the conference Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Shell Point Retirement Community
When: Monday, Nov. 17th and Tuesday, Nov. 18th 2008
Where: Shell Point Retirement Community, Fort Meyers Beach, FL
Description: Under the direction of Shell Point staff formal research will take place studying the effect of recited poetry on people living with Alzheimer's disease. Look for updates on this site as to the outcome of the research. APP Founder and Executive Director Gary Glazner conducts the poetry sessions with Shell Point staff. This research project was initiated and the IRB protocol written by nursing student Lynn Green. APP is thankful for her enthusiasm, creativity and the support of Shell Point management and staff. Shell Point is Florida's largest lifecare retirement community! We are exited to announce this ground breaking research.


Alzheimer's Foundation of America's Caring for the Community Conference
When: Monday, March 3, 2008
Where: Miami Downtown Hilton, Miami, Florida
Description: Meet Alzheimer's Poetry Project Founder and Executive Director, Gary Glazner. Glazner speaks on using poetry with dementia. For more information on attending the conference: Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Alzheimer's Poetry Day
When: Monday, January 7th, 2008
Where: Bowery Poetry Club, New York
Description: Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, Lisa Starr and New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellows, Kristin Prevallet and Betsy Andrews give a benefit reading for the Alzheimer's Poetry Project. Guests of honor will be members of the Early Stage Alzheimer's Support Group from NYUs Silberstein Institute. The group facilitated by Tricia Spoto and Ursula Auclair meets once a week and often writes and reads poetry as a support group for people in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. To find out more about the group contact Ms. Spoto at: spotot01@med.nyu.edu

Call 212-614-0505 for more info

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Conference
When: October, 28th and 29th, 2007
Where: Philadelphia
Description: Workshop on using poetry with dementia

Foundation Park Alzheimer's Care Center's annual Ethics and Dementia Conference
When: October, 17th, 2007
Where: Toledo, Ohio
Description: Workshop on using poetry with dementia

Alzheimer's Association Regional Conference
When: June, 15th 2007
Where: Las Vegas, New Mexico
Description: Closing Speaker

Zia Hospice
When: May 23rd, 2007
Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Description: Staff Training

KUNM Children's Hour
When: Saturday, April 14th 2007
Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Description: Students from Reach the Children School read original poems about working with people living with Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's Association Regional Conference
When: March 22, 2007
Where: Petaluma, CA
Description: Closing Speaker

California & Pacific Southwest Recreation & Park Training Conference
When: March 7, 2007
Where: Sacramento, CA
Description: Workshop on using poetry with dementia

Workshop on using poetry with Dementia for health care workers, caregivers and family members.
When: March 14, 2006
Where: Emmanuel Presbyterian Church Thousand Oaks, CA


Featured speaker at a Poet’s Dinner benefit for NorAz (NORthern AriZona Poetry Community)
When: March 24, 2006
Where: Sedona, AZ
Description: Talk on using poetry with dementia

Sedona Winds/Kachina Pointe
When: March 25, 2006
Where: Sedona Winds/Kachina Pointe Sedona, AZ
Description: Poetry Session