Poetry Month? Poetry Affair!

at LTV Studios in Wainscott

    Here’s a date to thumb into your e-calendar. Friday, April 25, will mark the first of what is planned as an annual benefit and reading, the Poetry Affair, at LTV Studios in Wainscott to mark, in turn, National Poetry Month.

    The readings, from 7 to 9 p.m., will be filmed for later airing. Participants include a couple of writers with long associations with Springs, Grace Schulman, one of the country’s more admired poets and the author, most recently, of “Without a Claim,” and Fran Castan, named as Long Island’s poet of the year in 2013 by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association.

    Julie Sheehan of East Quogue and the Stony Brook Southampton M.F.A. program in creative writing and literature, a Whiting Writers’ Award winner and the author of a wild, in-character concept album of a collection, “Bar Book: Poems and Otherwise,” will also read, joined by others ranging from Lucas Hunt to Michelle Murphy to The Star’s Joanne Pilgrim. A meet-and-greet starts at 6:30 p.m.

    Rosalind Brenner, a visual artist and a poet in her own right, is the organizer. Admission is $5 or a food donation for the East Hampton Food Pantry, the evening’s beneficiary.