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Kendrick to read at Pendragon

SARANAC LAKE - On Sunday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., internationally-acclaimed poet Jack Kendrick will read from his latest collection of poems at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake.

Born in Vermont and raised in Lake Placid, Kendrick holds degrees from St. Michael's College in Vermont, Syracuse University and University College, Dublin, with studies at Pembroke College, Oxford and Vienna University.

He has acted in films, television and on the stage. His plays have been produced in New York (Lincoln Center) at a variety of colleges and universities, as well as in twelve countries around the world.

Kendrick's play, "Third Class Carriage," was produced at The Lake Placid Center for the Arts and at Pendragon Theatre.Pendragon's production toured to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival where Kendrick was honored with a Fringe First award. That production subsequently toured to Stockholm, Sweden and Dublin, Ireland.

As an athelete, Kendrick has competed nationally and internationally in boxing, wrestling, rugby, basketball, track and field as well as cross country skiing. He was inducted into the St. Michael's College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Lake Placid Hall of Fame this year.

He has also taught, worked as a commecial fisherman, farmer, construction works and iron ore miner.

Kendrick now lives in Lake Placid and Stockholm Sweden with his wife Ulla. Their son Rhidian is a teacher, coach, writer and photographer.

Pendragon is also pleased to welcome Dave Messner, Lake Placid High School principal, who Kendrick has invited to read as well.

For further information about the presentation, contact Pendragon at 891-1854 or via e-mail at pdragon@northnet.org.

Admission is $5.

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