Poetry Marathon Marks 20 Years

At the East Hampton Town Marine Museum

Fran Castan and Scott Chaskey will read from their work on Sunday afternoon as the Poetry Marathon opens its 20th season at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum on Bluff Road in Amagansett.
Ms. Castan, who lives in Barnes Landing with her husband, the artist Lew Zacks, is the recent recipient of the Long Island Poet of the Year award from the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association in Huntington. She and Mr. Zacks are the co-authors of “Venice: City That Paints Itself,” a book of poems and illustrations published by Canio’s Editions.

Mr. Chaskey, the farmer in charge of Amagansett’s Quail Hill Community Farm, is a former president of the Northeast Organic Farming Association and the author of several books of poetry, including “Seedtime” and “This Common Ground.” He lives in Sag Harbor.

The Poetry Marathon is directed by Sylvia Chavkin and sponsored by the East Hampton Historical Society. The weekly readings, which are free, will continue every Sunday at 5 p.m. through Aug. 17. Anne Sager and Dan Moran will read on July 20, Kathryn Levy and Geoffrey O’Brien on July 27, Greg Moglia and Rosalind Brenner on Aug. 3, Dick Lynn and Michael Walsh on Aug. 10, and Pamela Kallimanis and Pat Falk on Aug. 17.