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The Poetry Society of New York invites you to its Spring Benefit. The goal of this event is to raise funds and awareness for The New York City Poetry Festival, now in its eight year. Each summer The New York City Poetry Festival gathers the poetry community of New York City on Governors Island's pastoral lawns for two days of free readings, workshops, book-selling, art installations, performances, and other poetic festivities. One major highlight of the festival each year is its Youth Poetry Festival, which offers children and young adults the opportunity to participate in interactive writing games, to generate new work, and to perform their work on stage alongside some of New York's greatest living writers. Last year 14,000 people attended the New York City Poetry Festival, making it the society's most successful event to date. With your help, we hope to make this year's offering richer than ever. The Spring Benefit, to be held at the historic Players Club on Gramercy Park, will include live music and a cocktail hour from 7-8pm, a brief presentation and live auction beginning at 8pm, and an open bar and immersive performance elements throughout. Beer for this event has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.