Sunday, May 7
 

ANTRIM HOUSE EVENTS
(alphabetical by author -- all events free and open to the public unless otherwise listed)


SUSAN ALLISON


 LAURA ALTSHUL


 VICTOR ALTSHUL

For a stellar Kirkus Reviews commentary on Singing with Starlings, see https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/victor-altshul/singing-with-starlings/.

Featured poet in the Sun., Jan 24, 2016 "Poets Corner" column in the Arts Section of the Hartford Courant. Google "Hartford Courant Poet's Corner."


 INA ANDERSON


JAKE ANDERSON


 CAROL A. ARMSTRONG


 EMILY H. AXELROD

Emily Axelrod's poem "Sonoma," which is in her new book, Passerby, is the Goodreads Poem of the Month for March, 2016.


DON BARKIN


MARGE ROGERS BARRETT

See YouTube for a Friday, Nov. 4 interview of Marge Barrett in the Voices of Northeast video series.

For a fine review of CALLED, see http://collegevilleinstitute.org/bearings/called-making-unmaking-nun/.

For a stellar review of Called: the Making and Unmaking of a Nun, see http://www.midwestbookreview.com/rbw/dec_16.htm#rc.


AL BASILE


SHERRI BEDINGFIELD


POLLY BRODY

Two poems from Other Nations will appear in an Anthology of Heritage Village Writers that will be published in the spring of 2017. Also included will be a chapter from Lore, a memoir collection.


BOB BROOKS

We are sad to report that Bob died on Friday, December 18, 2015. Some of you may know that he was in poor health for some time before his death. With support from hospice and his family, he was able to stay at home, and he was alert and as comfortable as they could make him until the end. If you want to send a message, you can reach Hester Brooks at hesterbrx@mac com.


MIRIAM BROOKS BUTTERWORTH


KATHARINE CARLE


MICHAEL CERVAS


GINNY LOWE CONNORS

For a witty, iconoclastic poem by Ginny on Your Daily Poem, visit http://www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=2037.

Ginny's "In the Museum of Cold Ideas" is an Editor's Choice" in the Rattle Ekphrastic Challenge feature. To read this gem of a poem, visit http://www.rattle.com/in-the-museum-of-cold-ideas-by-ginny-lowe-cnnors/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rattle%2FCNOS+%28Rattle%3A+Poetry+for+the+21st+Century%29.

In addition, Ginny's poem "The Old Halfback" is a 2nd Runner-Up in the 2015 Crosswinds Annual Poetry Contest.

For Ginny Lowe Connors' engaging and illuminating review of Paul Mariani's The Whole Harmonium, a critical bioraphy of Wallace Stevens, visit http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/whole-harmonium.

See the seminar section of the Antrim House website (www.antrimhousebooks.com/seminar.html) for information on a Teacher’s Guide for Ginny Lowe Connors’ new book, Toward the Hanging Tree. Also included is a Reviewers’ Guide.

For an excellent article on Toward the Hanging Tree in West Hartford Life, visit https://view.publitas.com/p222-6222/whl_1116_layout1/page/24.

And for a Mass Poetry piece on the book, visit http://www.masspoetry.org/towardthehangingtree.

Visit http://www.versedaily.org/2016/bettyparrishearsonlyno.shtml for a Verse Daily poem selected from Toward the Hanging Tree.

The Grayson Books anthology Forgotten Women will be launched in the River Wood Poetry Series on March 9th. Connecticut contributors will be reading selections from it.

We are pleased to announce that Ginny Lowe Connors' Toward the Hanging Tree is a finalist for the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award and also the da Vinci Eye Award of the Eric Hoffer competition.


JEANNE WESTON COOK


MELISSA CROGHAN

Melissa was interviewed on WNPR (90.5 FM) in Hartford on Tues., Jan. 10 at 9 a.m., with a repeat at 7 p.m. She discussed her work with refugee children in Jordan and l read some of her poetry based on that work, much of which was published in The CT Poets Corner of The Hartford Courant in November, 2016 and can be found in the paper's online version (http://www.courant.com/entertainment/arts-theater/hc-connecticut-poet-melissa-croghan-20161121-story.html).

JANE D'ARISTA


KATHLEEN DALE


NANCY DALEY


BRAD DAVIS


CHERYL DELLA PELLE


ANNE MAGEE DICHELE


DANNY DOVER


JEFF DUTKO


CORA M. EKWURTZEL


PRISCILLA WEAR ELLSWORTH


CHARLES B. FERGUSON


KATE FETHERSTON


CAROL GABRIELSON FINE


STEVE FOLEY


HARPER FOLLANSBEE, JR.


ANNE CARROLL FOWLER


TOM GANNON

For an enthusiastic review of Food for a Journey, see http://www.gonzomeetsthepress.com.

We are very pleased to announce that Tom Gannon's Food for a Journey has won the prestigious Book Excellence Award in Poetry.

Tom Gannon's March 16, 2016 reading is streamable on the Takoma Park (MD) local access television website.


JEN GATES


BARBARA GERMIAT

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, 7 p.m., reading at The Draw, 800 S. Lawe St., Appleton WI.

Thursday, May 22, 2018, 6:15 - 7:30 p.m., Caramel Crisp & Cafe, 200 City Center #D, Oshkosh WI: reading and book-signing.


JESSICA GIGOT

Jessica's Flood Patterns has been included in a list of new poetry from Gyroscope Review.

It is a great pleasure to announce that Jessica Gigot's Flood Patterns is a poetry finalist in the 2016 Eric Hoffer Award competition!

Jessica will be participating in the Tupelo Press 30/30 project (writing 30 poems in 30 days!).

Jessica's Tedx talk "The Poetics of Food" has been published! Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeXvRjNUsqI.


JONATHAN GILLMAN

The Chinese version of My Father Humming was published as a special section in the April, 2016 issue of the Chinese journal POETRY MONTHLY, edited by Wang Mingyun.


NICHOLAS GIOSA

It is a great pleasure to announce that Nicholas Giosa's This Sliding Light of Day is a poetry finalist in the 2016 Eric Hoffer Award competition!


DICK GREENE


INGRID GRENON


LORENCE GUTTERMAN


NICK HARRIS


MARYE GAIL HARRISON


DORIS HENDERSON


LYNN HOFFMANN

The Canadian on-line literary magazine, Bibliosofia/Canada, has translated Lynn’s anthologized poem, “The Gift,” into Italian; the poem appears in the magazine’s latest issue at http://www.bibliosofia.net/Il_dono_The_Gift_Hoffman__1_.pdf.


JOAN HOFMANN


KEVIN HOGAN

Kevin's latest Huffington Post article "How Does a Bi Marriage Really Work?" has attracted interest, and he was interviewed as part of HuffPostLive on Nov. 12, 2015 during the weekly 'Queer View' segment.

For a stellar review of My Riastrad, see http://foundcraftygreenart.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/my-riastrad-by-kevin-hogan.html.

Wednesday, Nov.18th, 9 pm-10:30 pm ET: interview on The Ann Walker Show with Scott Nevin (radio, Universal Broadcasting Network out of Hollywood, CA) as both a bi-sexual activist and a stigma expert.

The video/telecast from Kevin's appearance on The Ann Walker Show will be re-aired this coming Wednesday 11/25 from 9-10:30 pm EST. Or the audio-only podcast can be downloaded at http://ubnradio.com/randy-jones-and-kevin-hogan/. During this adult-themed 'tell it like it is' program, Ann gets Kevin to open up about a variety of timely topics, and even gets him to read "The Gender Bend" from his collection My Ríastrad.

Kevin will be a radio guest on Left of Str8 on Dec. 8th from 5-7 pm EST. It's a special show about stigma, trauma, and coping with depression before, during and after the holidays. How Kevin's writing, especially poetry, helps him stay positive and heal stigma will be discussed.

My Ríastrad will be reviewed in the upcoming Winter issue of the Journal Polymath (http://www.vraeydamedia.ca/polymath) out of Vancouver, BC.

Recently, one of Kevin's favorite poems from My Ríastrad ("A Lovelier World") was transformed into an animated video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_4bVYW01QY.

"Beginning Feb 18 at 5pm EST (and running 5pm-6pm on Thursdays Kevin Hogan will be the co-host of "Healing Stigma on Left" of Str8 Radio (www.healingstigmaradio.com) - a weekly national radio program via the Universal Broadcasting Network.

Kevin was recently interviewed by K-Town & Kim Style of "Same Sex Dialogue" out of Knoxville. They're one of the top 100 downloaded podcasts on iTunes: https://www.spreaker.com/user/samesexdialogue/nooo-im-bisexual-youre-confused-intervie. And here's the iTunes link for the show: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nooo-im-bisexual-youre-confused/id1069677478?i=363771460&mt=2.

MassPoetry.org is now listing My Ríastrad as a hot new read amongst recently published Massachusetts Poets. See http://www.masspoetry.org/newbooks/. Kevin was recently interviewed by MassPoetry, the results of which will go live around March 7th in the series "Getting to Know."

This just in: Kevin Hogan's My Ríastrad is a Lambda Literary Finalist!

On June 6, 2016, Kevin will attend the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards, as My Ríastrad has been named a 2016 Lambda Finalist. The event celebrates literary achievements in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender writing for books published in 2015. The red carpet gala will be held at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

For a passionate Huffington Post article by Kevin (“We the People Make America Great: Viewpoint of an American Bisexual”), visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kevin-hogan2/we-the-people-make-americ_b_9865388.html?utm_hp_ref=bisexual.

In the July-August 2016 number of The Gay & Lesbian Review you will find a guest editorial by Kevin Hogan on "Healing Stigma" as well as his poem "The Gender Bend." See http://www.glreview.org/article/healing-stigma-in-the-age-of-social%E2%80%88media/.

Kevin Hogan recently gave a poetry reading (“A Lovelier World” from My Ríastrad) as part of the White House Bisexual Community Briefing held at the White House on Monday, September 26th. To experience his reading, visit https://youtu.be/vNQ-UHFfen8?t=1h40m52s.

Kevin Hogan's newest blog concerns the vital necessity of reducing hate-crimes in these post-election times: http://www.healingstigma.com/single-post/2016/11/22/Healing-Stigma-and-Reducing-Hate-Crime-in-Post-Election-America.

Kevin Hogan's latest blog can be read at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/divided-we-fall_us_58c80125e4b03400023f4b4d.

Kevin Hogan's latest blog can be read at http://www.healingstigma.com/single-post/2017/08/10/Why-a-Stigmatizer-in-Chief-Benefits-No-Americans

On October 1, Kevin Hogan will be interviewed for an hour on the "Studio A" program of WKCR 89.9 FM New York. This is one of the longest running literary shows in the U.S.and emanates from Columbia University).


DEMING HOLLERAN


SARA INGRAM


BOB JACOB


BROOKE HERTER JAMES

Brooke Herter James is part of a group that reads from 5:00 to 7:30 PM on the first Thursday of each month at The Mont Vert Cafe, 67 Central St, Woodstock, VT.


CECELIA D. JOHNSON


JOEL F. JOHNSON

Joel Johnson's poem, "An Idea She Got from Oprah" was featured on the Rattle website as a poem of the day: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/an-idea-she-got-from-oprah-by-joel-f-johnson/

An interview with Joel Johnson as been posted on "Geosi Reads": https://geosireads.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/interview-with-joel-f-johnson-author-of-a-map-of-what-matters/.


MARILYN E. JOHNSTON


ARLENE SWIFT JONES


JOAN KANTOR

Kirkus Reviews has issued a glowing review of Joan's newest book, Fading into Focus. Visit https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/joan-kantor/fading-focus/.

Joan Kantor's Fading into Focus has won First Place in the Poetry category for the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. Kudos!

On February 27th, 2016, Joan's poem "In Between" was featured on "Your Daily Poem."


LES KAY

We have lost a great spirit. Les Kay passed away in late September, 2016 after a lingering illness. We will miss him. He has left behind his prose poetry memoir, Kilo Co, as a lasting legacy.


PHYLLIS BECK KATZ


MARGARET KEANE - SISTER MARIE MICHAEL KEANE


JIM KELLEHER


ELIZABETH KINCAID-EHLERS


ALEX KOCHKIN


JUDY KRONENFELD

Upcoming readings for Judy Kronenfeld's Bird Flying through the Banquet (FutureCycle Press, 2017).

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4 P.M. Featured Reader, with Phil Taggart, Moonday Poetry Series, Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada, CA 91011. Contact: Alice Pero pero@earthlink.net


JOAN KUNSCH


PAM LACKO


SUSANNAH LAWRENCE


KENNETH LEE

Self-Portrait with Hourglass, Kenneth Lee's fourth book is now available. Information can be found at krlee900@gmail.com.


ANN MIRABILE LEES


DAVID K. LEFF

Friday September 1, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Noelke Art Gallery, 15 Water Street, Torrington, CT: reading with a host of other fine poets at a National Beat Poetry Festival event. There will be music, refreshments, and an open mic. For more go to: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204000593852935&set=p.10204000593852935&type=3&theater

September 16, 2017, Nature Poetry Writing Workshop, Amherst, Massachusetts, Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. There will be lively readings, discussion, a walk outdoors with acute observing, and a writing assignment with feedback. Come dressed to go outdoors for a period of time regardless of the weather. Feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch. Workshop is geared toward adult writers. Beginners and well published authors are equally welcome for a supportive learning experience. The workshop will be held at the Emily Dickinson Museum in a room just across the hallway from where Dickinson did most of her writing. Suggested donation is $15 per participant. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Space is limited to 12 so please go to http://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/amherstpoetryfestival to register. The Emily Dickinson Museum is at 280 Main Street, Amherst, Massachusetts.


MARY LEONARD


SUZANNE LEONARD


GREGORY LESTAGE

 


SUZANNE LEVINE


REBECCA LILLY


TOM MALLOUK


SRINIVAS MANDAVILLI


LAURA MAZZA-DIXON


WILLIAM H. MATCHETT


RENNIE McQUILKIN

For a WPKN discussion of CT Arts Day with other panelists, visit http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/138066/community-programming-the-cultural-alliance-of-farfield-county

For a television interview with guests Julia Morris Paul and Rennie McQuilkin, see https://youtu.be/rzvE9hLuxsc.

For a radio interview preceding Rennie's reading at the Institute Library in New Haven, see https://soundcloud.com/new-haven-independent/at-the-moment-connecticuts-poet-laureate.

To hear Rennie discuss his new book, A Quorum of Saints, visit http://www.healingstigmaradio.com/9-1-rennie-mcquilkin.

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2:00 p.m., outdoors by the pond adjacent to Simsbury Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT: reading with other poets by the pond on Eaglewood Lane adjacent to the Simsbury Library. (The road runs around the Library, intersecting with Library Lane on one end and Hopmeadow St. on the other end.) The reading will be focused largely on the world of nature. The other readers will be Katharine Carle, Joan Kantor, Laura Mazza-Dixon, Kate Singleton, Virginia Shreve, and Elizabeth Thomas. Bring a blanket or a "tipless chair" (some of the terrain slopes down to the pond).

Saturday, May 26, 10:15 a.m., Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St., Hartford, CT: presentation on the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins as part of the Poets on Poetry series.


JAMES B. MELE


NANCY FITZ-HUGH MENEELY

We are delighted to announce that Letter from Italy, 1944 has won honorable mention in the Legacy category of this year's Eric Hoffer competition, the only book of poetry recognized in that category.

Nancy is once again directing the Guilford Poetry Guild, whose monthly offerings are well worth a trip to the Guilford Free Library, where events occur. See the "Special Events" section below for listings.


SUSAN T. MOSS


VICTORIA T. MURPHY


MARILYN NELSON


PATRICIA HORN O'BRIEN


LANA ORPHANIDES


JIM PEARCE


PAUL PETRIE

It is a great pleasure to announce that Paul Petrie's COMPLETE POEMS has been named runner-up for the 2016 Eric Hoffer Award in poetry!


GARRETT PHELAN


MOLLIE PILLING


PIT PINEGAR


CURT PLASKON


NORAH POLLARD


JOHN POPIELASKI


WANDA S. PRAISNER


BRUCE PRATT


DIANA M. RAAB


ELLEN RACHLIN


GERI RADACSI


JAROLD RAMSEY


KENTON WING ROBINSON


KENNETH S. ROBSON


CHIVAS SANDAGE

CHIVAS SANDAGE & WRITE LIKE A RIVER WORKSHOPS. Chivas offers women’s writing workshops on a regular basis in Collinsville, CT and Northampton, MA under the auspices of Write Like a River. She also offers services as an editor, writing consultant, and tutor. For more information, go to http://www.writelikeariver.com and contact her at writelikeariver@gmail.com.

Chivas is at work on Salt Wind Redemption: Love & Murder in South Texas, a narrative nonfiction book about the 2012 rape and double shooting of Kristene Chapa and Mollie Olgin, a young lesbian couple who were attacked while on a date in Portland, Texas. Salt Wind Redemption explores tragedy and a search for justice set against changing attitudes about sexual orientation and gender identity in the contemporary American South.

FORTHCOMING CHIVAS SANDAGE WORKSHOPS. All workshops are held on Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 pm: March 2, 16, 30; April 13, 27; May 11, 25; June 8, 15. (In case of cancellations due to weather, the 15th is a makeup day). Place: Chivas’ home,12 Collins Road, Collinsville, CT (there is always plenty of parking in her long driveway). Sliding scale fee: $45-40-35 (per workshop) or $360-320-280 (for 8-week series). Please pay middle to high on this sliding scale so that I can continue to offer the low rate and thereby keep our circle inclusive. Space is limited; first come, first served. Your registration is a commitment to pay for the series. To register, reply directly to Chivas saying “Please reserve a spot for me. I intend to pay $_____ per session (or) at our first workshop.” Send your payment to Chivas Sandage at 12 Collins Road, Collinsville, CT, 06019. If there is a waiting list and someone can take your place, there will be no cost to you. Cancellation Policy: You are responsible for your reservation; this is standard policy for writing workshops. Emergencies happen and if you cannot attend for any reason, please contact Chivas ASAP. For further information, contact Chivas at chivas.sandage@gmail.com.


JEAN SANDS

On September 24,1-3 p.m. at Oliver Wolcott Library, 160 South Rd., Litchfield, CT, friends of Jean Sands will read from her posthumous book, Close But Not Touching. Refreshments will follow and books will be available for purchase. For information contact Jack Sheedy (jacksheedy46@gmail.com).

Selected poems from Gandy Dancing and Close But Not Touching, by the late Jean Sands, will be performed by her friend and fellow poet Sandra Bishop Ebner of Litchfield, at Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library, 10 Central Ave., New Hartford, Oct. 7, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. Jack Sheedy, Jean’s husband and author of the memoir Sting of the Heat Bug, will read selections from the memoir that pertain to Jean. The reading, on the eve of the first anniversary of Jean’s passing, will be part of the monthly National Beat Poetry Festival’s “Kerouac Café” and open mic. Books will be available for purchase. Refreshments. Donations requested.


PEGGY SAPPHIRE


MARIA SASSI

Sadly, Maria Sassi’s husband Bill died on Friday, Feb. 24. We will miss Bill, who was a man of enormous good cheer. And we send our blessings to Maria, who cared for him so loyally and completely until the very end.


JANE SCHAPIRO


V. JANE SCHNEELOCH


ELIZABETH SCHULTZ

In the anticipation of publishing an anthology of poems responding to Moby-Dick, Elizabeth Schultz would like to invite poetry submissions of one-to-five pages (this may include several poems or one long poem), totaling no more than 1400 words. Please send your submissions to Kylan Rice (b.kylan.rice@gmail.com ) and Elizabeth Schultz (eschultz@ku.edu) by July 1, 2016.


VERA SCHWARCZ

For a stellar review of Ancestral Intelligence, visit http://www.worldliteraturetoday.org/blog/words-have-no-word-words-are-not-true#.VJD6Mnuvw3M.


PAUL SCOLLAN


ALEXANDRINA SERGIO

Alexandrina Sergio is now editor for a monthly poetry column, “Poetry Here And Now” in the Glastonbury Citizen. The column will provide an opportunity for local poets at all levels to share their work. Current or former local residents, persons who work in town or have a regular connection with a Glastonbury organization, and students attending Glastonbury schools are invited to submit one to three poems of no more than 25 lines via E-mail to poet.laureate@glastonbury-ct.gov. Submissions must include name, phone number and a biographical line or two. Poems must have titles. Previously published work is allowed. If computer access is not available, poems may be sent or brought to the Welles Turner Memorial Library, addressed to the Glastonbury Poet Laureate.

 


MYRA SHAPIRO


JOAN SELIGER SIDNEY

Joan Seliger Sidney's poem "On Approaching Seventy" was read by Garrison Keillor on THE WRITER'S ALMANAC, Sunday, February 15, 2015.

Joan's Body of Diminishing Motion was a finalist in the Legacy Category of the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Awards.

An excerpt from Joan's new poem "3 A.M." will ride the UConn shuttle buses this coming academic year (2016-2017) as part of "Poetic Journeys."


KAREN SILK


GRETCHEN SCHAFER SKELLEY


LISA SORNBERGER


JOHN L. STANIZZI


SETH STEINZOR


BERNITA WOODRUFF SUNDQUIST


JOANNE TAYLOR


ELIZABETH THOMAS


ANN ANDERSON STRANAHAN


PARKER TOWLE


EDWINA TRENTHAM


THERESA VARA


GERDA WALZ-MICHAELS


KIRSTEN WASSON


RHETT WATTS


ALLEN C. WEST


MAME WILLEY


BARRY L. ZARET

Barry Zaret is now an invited blogger with the Huffington Press. For his blogs, visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barry-l-zaret-md/a-doctorpatient-special-a_b_8221124.html. His first essay was posted in early October.

Dr. Zaret's most recent blog is a beautiful tribute to the life-saving power of writing. To read it, visit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barry-l-zaret-md/healing-and-curing_b_8758746.html.

Barry's latest Huffington Post blog can be read at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barry-l-zaret-md/a-patient-a-swastika-a-decision_b_9087738.html.

An even more recent blog by Barry is at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barry-l-zaret-md/i-will-still-be-your-doct_b_10116878.html.


GERALDINE ZETZEL

Geraldine Zetzel has been posting a monthly poem on her website, www.geraldinezetzel.com. Check out the latest one; its full of zest.


 SPECIAL EVENTS

HILL-STEAD MUSEUM

The museum is located at 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington, CT. For information: www.hillstead.org and www.Sunkengardenpoetry.org. Or call 860-677-4787. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HILL-STEAD WEBSITE HAS BEEN ENTIRELY REDESIGNED. HAVE A LOOK.)

About Hill-Stead Museum
Hill-Stead is noted for its 1901 33,000-square-foot house filled with art and antiques. Pioneering female architect Theodate Pope Riddle designed the grand house, set on 152 hilltop acres, to showcase the Impressionist masterpieces amassed by her father, Cleveland iron industrialist Alfred A. Pope. Hill-Stead is one of the nation’s few remaining representations of early-20th-century Country Place Estates. Collections include original furnishings, paintings by Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, James M. Whistler and Mary Cassatt, as well as numerous works on paper and Japanese woodblock prints. Stately trees, seasonal gardens, meadows, over three miles of stone walls and blazed hiking trails accent the grounds. A centerpiece of the property is the circa 1920 sunken garden designed by Beatrix Farrand, today the site of the renowned Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. The 1901 period rooms are open for tours Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm. The last tour of the day begins at 3 pm. Grounds are open daily 7:30 am-5:30 pm. For tour and program information, browse www.hillstead.org or call 860.677.4787.

 

THE ARTS CAFE MYSTIC: Readings by well-known and emerging poets as well as musical performances are presented in a pleasant art gallery setting at 9 Water St., Mystic, CT. There is a $10 admission fee (students free). Events begin at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments available. Information: 860-912-2444, allynsally@sbcglobal.net.

September 22: Poet Aja Monet, music by The Sea The Sea

October 13: Poet Jose B. Gonzalez, music by The BeeKeepers

November 3: Poet Brenda Shaughnessy, music by JHunter Group

 

WINTONBURY BRANCH POETRY SERIES

Each third Thursday event, October through April, begins at 7:00 p.m. and is followed by an open mike. Host: Tom Nicotera. Refreshments are always served, and notices of other area events are made available. Place: McMahon Wintonbury Library, 1015 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, CT. Information is available at the Prosser Library website www.prosserlibrary.info ("Wintonbury Branch") and by calling 860-242-0041. The series will begin again in the fall.

 

RIVERWOOD POETRY SERIES

Events occur on second Thursdays during the series season. The series' new location is the Universalist Church of West Hartford on 433 Fern St. in West Hartford, Connecticut. For more information, see the Riverwood Poetry Series FaceBook page and http://www.riverwoodpoetry.org/. This year's series will focus on poems that deal with social issues and will lead to group discussion following the readings. An open mic will precede readings but not workshops. dmission is free, though donations are gratefully accepted. Non-perishable food items are accepted for the AHCC Crisis Food Support program. Doors open at 6:30 for refreshments and conversation. Poetry begins at 7 p.m., beginning with an open mike.

October __? 2017 Margaret Gibson, "In Sickness and in Health"

 

 

GUILFORD POETS GUILD SECOND THURSDAY POETRY SERIES

Ongoing monthly readings, second Thursday, Sept.-May. (except Jan. and Feb.). More info: 301-335-8656 and http://guilfordpoetsguild.wordpress.com/. 6:30 p.m. open mike, 7:00 p.m. featured poet. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. All events (with the exception of the Holiday Roundtable) are held at the Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Avenue, Guilford, CT. (NOTE CHANGE IN TIMING.)

Upcoming: Oct. 11, reading by a group of town poets laureate representing The Coalition of Poets Laureate.

In November, Allen Garry will read in celebration of Veterans Day.

 

 

WESTMINSTER SCHOOL. Westminster School (Gund Reading Room, Armour Academic Center, 995 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT ). Information at 860-408-3053.

 

MISHI-MAYA-GAT SPOKEN WORD & MUSIC SERIES (Manchester Community College)

All Mishi-maya-gat events, hosted by Stephen Campiglio, are free and open to the public on the 3rd Thursday of each month during the school year, 6:30-9:00 p.m. They are sponsored by the MCC Foundation Annual Fund Campaign. For more information and directions, visit www.manchestercc.edu/faculty/spoken.php or call (860) 512-2824.The series now occurs at a new location: the college’s downtown space, “MCC on Main Arts & Education Center,” 903 Main Street, Manchester. New: patrons may bring their own wine or beer (with ID check). Directions: take Exit 3 off Rt. 384; proceed to 903 Main Street, located across the street from Saint James Church. Free. Parking is also available either on-street or in the municipal parking lot adjacent to the Church reached by turning onto Park Street at light. For more information and directions: www.manchestercc.edu/mmg or call (860) 512-2824.

Thursday, Sept. 21. A spoken word reading will open the evening at 6:30 p.m., with two exciting writers coming down from the northern Berkshires area, poet Zack Finch and fiction writer Jill Gilbreth. At 8:00 p.m., the Stephen Haynes Quartet will perform, featuring Haynes, cornet; Kyoko Kitamura, voice; Ben Stapp, tuba; and Joe Morris, guitar.

 

 

THE POETRY INSTITUTE – NEW HAVEN. On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices. Free. Refreshments. Outstanding featured readers in a casual setting. Open to all. Open mic precedes feature. Doors Open at 6:30. Poetry starts at 7:00. Arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the open mic. More info: http://thepoetryinstitute.com. The Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT.
Lisa Seidenberg and Poetry Film, Thursday, September 21


 

BUTTONWOOD TREE. The Buttonwood Tree, 608 Main St., Middletown, CT. For information on The Buttonwood, please visit www.buttonwood.org or call 860.347.4957. Next event TBA.

 

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY. The QU Dept. of Creative Writing has initiated the YAWP! Series, an "open dialogue on Creativity and the Arts." All events take place in the Student Center on QU's Mt. Carmel campus in Hamden, CT. Directions: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/about/visit-quinnipiac/directions-and-travel-information/.For information on the series, contact Ken Cormier: kennethcormier@gmail.com.

 

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE POETRY SERIES. Community Commons, Great Path Academy, Manchester Community College. Free and open to the public. For information, contact Steve Straight, 860-512-2688 or sstraight@mcc.commnet.edu. Next event TBA.


CT CENTER FOR THE BOOK. For information: www.cthumanities.org/

 

EAST HILL WRITERS WORKSHOPS

Offerings this Spring from East Hill Writers’ Workshop
http://easthillwriters.com/ and info@easthillwriters.com and 860-559-8051

 

NOAH WEBSTER HOUSE

Noah Webster House, 227 South Main St., West Hartford, CT: readings hosted by Maria Sassi, West Hartford poet laureate emeritus. Events include an open mike as well as light refreshments and are free of charge, though donations will be gratefully accepted. Next up: TBA

 

YALE UNIVERSITY

Creative Writing Program of the English Department, Yale University, Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High St., New Haven, CT. More info: http://yalecreativewriting.yale.edu/ and richard.deming@yale.edu. Next TBA.

 

HARTFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Classroom 26, 1st floor), 500 Main St., Hartford, CT. POETS ON POETRY
Monthly talk and group discussion of a celebrated volume of poetry or poet. Last Saturday of the Month: 10:15 am to 12:15 pm. Free and open to the public. Books donated by CT Poetry Society. Hosted by Christine Beck, W. Hartford Poet Laureate.

Proposed Dates and Poets/Presenters, 2017-2018

2017:
September 30—Lorine Niedecker and Objectivist Poets/Jim Finnegan and Eric Hoffman
October 28 – Murial Rukeyser/Nancy Clark Otter
November 18 –William Blake/Mark Sheridan

2018:
January 27 Gertrude Stein/Julie Jones and Mark Sheridan
February 24—Wislawa Szymborska/Julia Paul
March 31—Claudia Rankine/ TBA
(Thursday evening April 26, 2018, Claudia Rankine presents on One Book)
April 28 Frank O’Hara (orTBA)/David Cappella
May 26 Gerard Manley Hopkins/Rennie McQuilkin
June 30 TBA

For further information, visit www.ctpoetry.net. To nominate a poet or volunteer as a moderator, email Christine Beck at ChristineBeck90@gmail.com 860-655-3263.

 

CANTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. 40 Dyer Avenue, Canton, CT. Next event TBA.

 

FAXON POETS. The Faxon Poets include: Robert Balay, JoAnne Bauer, Francis Cheng, Pamela Guinan, Cheryl Hale, Peter Herrmann, Andrew Hook, Jerome Howard, Camilla Donahue Hynes, Christopher Jay, Mairead Siobhan Lazarus, Marcia Lewis, June Sidran Mandelkern, David May, David Mello, Brittany Mishra, Steve Olechna, Thomas L. L. Hercules Strong, Andy Weil, and Anissa Zucker. Next event TBA.

 

MARK TWAIN HOUSE. Next event TBA.

 

EVENING OF THE SPOKEN WORD at Gallery on the Green, 5 Canton Green Rd., Canton, CT. Wine and snacks after the readings. Event are free but donations will be happily accepted. Next: TBA.

 

THE SPOKEN WORD AT 1249 WINEBAR Great food, wine and beer, great atmosphere, plenty of parking. 1249 Winebar,
1249 West Main St., Waterbury (easy on and off I-84 exit 18). Readings begin at 7 p.m. Call 203-756-1249 for information or email faithv2014@gmail.com. Next event: TBA.

 

CORTNEY DAVIS. For a fascinating two-part interview with Cortney Davis concerning her artwork in the most recent poetry collection she has released, see http://medhum.med.nyu.edu/blog/. Note that Part I follows Part II. And this just in: Cortney’s most recent book, When the Nurse Becomes a Patient: A Story in Words and Images, has been awarded an Independent Book Publishers Association Gold Medal in its 2016 Ben Franklin Awards series (category: "Mind, Body and Spirit").

 

POETRY IN THE PARKS. During the summer, visitors to Westmoor Park and Fernridge Park in West Hartford will find new ways to enjoy poetry and art each summer, as installations called Poetry Posts arrive in the parks. Each poetry post is a wooden structure that includes a poem written by a West Hartford resident or someone with West Harford connections, and artwork complementing the poem, done by a local artist. Past poet laureates of the town worked as a group to select the poems for this project. The poets and artists include young students, senior citizens, well-published poets, polished artists, and people of all ages who simply have an interest in the arts.

Poetry in the Parks is a project initiated by Ginny Lowe Connors, West Hartford’s Poet Laureate from 2013-2015, with the support of Riverwood Poetry, a group that also promotes the appreciation of poetry in the Hartford area. Donations, including funding from the Adolf and Virginia Dehn Foundation have enabled the project to go forward. Connors’ husband, Marty Connors, constructed each of the wooden installations. “Poetry, art, nature, and community involvement are among the strands woven together in the Poetry in the Parks nitiative,” Connors says, adding that “We hope people will be surprised and delighted by the confluence of art, poetry, and nature in some of our public parks.”

“I am delighted to have participated with Ginny Lowe Connors in this project,” says Christine Beck, West Hartford’s new Poet Laureate. “Bringing poetry outside the classroom and groups who already know and love poetry is my mission as West Hartford' s new Poet Laureate. Poetry in the Parks does exactly that.”

 

WEST END POETRY SERIES: POETRY AT THE METRO. The series, organized by Katie Irish, presents Saturday events once a month. They begin at 1:30 p.m. (PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIMING) with half an hour of music by Pawel Kostyk and John Johnson, conversation, and a snack at the cafe before the 2 p.m. readings. Place: the Metro Cafe, 580 Farmington Ave. (turn onto Tremont to enter), Hartford, CT. Earlier readings in the series were televised and are available on the Hartford Public Access television website. To view earlier readings in the series, visit http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T04967&video=275527 and enter "West End Poetry" in the search box. A more direct link to the April 8 Kate Rushin/Nat Reeves event is http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T04967&video=308985F and a direct link to the MS benefit reading of April 15 is http://vp.telvue.com/preview?id=T04967&video=309600. For more information, call Katie Irish at 860.965.8800 or email her (poetryontheporch@gmail.com). Facebook: West End Poetry Society; Twitter #WEPSHftd.

Sept 16 – David Capella and Ines Rivera

Oct 14 – WH Poet Emeriti reading, hosted by recent WH Poet Laureate Christine Beck and featuring Maria Sassi, Ginny Lowe, Jim Finnegan

Nov 18 – Ocean Vuong, Jason Koo

 

DICK ALLEN, CT Poet Laureate from 2010-2015 recently performed his work as part of Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion when the show was performed at the Palace Theater in Torrington, CT . Tune in to http://www.bridgeport.edu/alumni-news/professor-emeritus-and-former-connecticut-poet-laureate-richard-allen-appears-on-prairie-home-companion/ and be ready to have your heart expanded, your love of country renewed, and your melancholy registered in ringing verse.

 

GRAY JACOBIK now has a short monthly poetry column, "Poets' Cove," in INK, a handsome magazine distributed along a part of the CT shoreline. She is looking for poems by writers living along the shoreline between New Haven and Stonington”--poems of approximately 20 lines, ones that "speak of the seasons, weathers, landscapes, flora and fauna, arts, persons and events common to the shoreline." Payment will be two complimentary copies. Please send work in pdf, docx, or pages format to gray@grayjacobik.com with "for INK" as the subject line.

 

ATTENTION ALL NURSES AND STUDENT NURSES: Cortney Davis and Jeanne Bryner are co-editing an anthology of poetry and prose by nurses about their student nurse days, the good, the bad, the humorous and the life changing. Please email up to three poems and / or two personal essays about your real life student experience(s) to cortneydav@yahoo.com. Include all contact information as well as mentioning where you received your nursing training. We are looking for well crafted, unsentimental, first-person writing. Send us your best!

 

UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD. For information, contact Ben Grossberg: Grossberg@Hartford.edu or 1-860-768-4944. Next: TBA

 

GRAY JACOBIK'S NEW POETRY COLLECTION is out: The Banquet: New & Selected Poems, winner of the 2016 William Meredith Award for Poetry. This is a handsome and generous 440-page collection of the poet's work and contains some of the finest poems of this and the previous century.

 

CLINTON ART GALLERY'S SUNDAY POETRY SERIES. The Clinton Art Gallery presents poetry readings each month at the Clinton Art Gallery, 20 East Main Street in Clinton, CT. Refreshments are served, and attendees are encouraged to bring a poem to share at the open mic. Those who attend the readings will also have the chance to explore the work on display at the gallery, sample poetry books available for sale, and discover the variety of art and writing workshops offered at the gallery throughout the year. For more information, contact Pat Barone at pattonybarone@aol.com or 203-627-4148.


September 17, 2017
2:00-4:00 pm featuring: Marilyn Nelson
John Stanizzi
Srini Mandavilli

October 15, 2017
2:00-4:00 pm featuring: Karen Torop
Zelia Abbott

November 19, 2017
2:00-4:00 pm featuring: Gwen Gunn
Norman Marshall


POETRY ON THE PATIO. Readings occur periodically during the summer at a Bishop's Corner patio outside Blue Plate Kitchen, 345 N. Main St. in West Hartford. Be sure to bring a lawn chair.

 

FLORENCE GRISWOLD MUSEUM, 96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT: periodic readings free with the price of admission to the museum. Next event TBA.

 

SUCH SAD NEWS. Lonnie Black is no longer with us. But in fact he will always be with us. We love him. He was in every sense of the word a gentle man.

 

CHIVAS SANDAGE & WRITE LIKE A RIVER WORKSHOPS. Chivas offers women’s writing workshops on a regular basis in Collinsville, CT and orthampton, MA under the auspices of Write Like a River. She also offers services as an editor, writing coach, and tutor. For more information, go to http://www.writelikeariver.com and contact her at writelikeariver@gmail.com.


UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT. Readings at the UConn Bookstore, Storrs Center under the auspices of UConn's Creative Writing Program. For information, contact Erica Buehler (rica.buehler@uconn.edu, 860-919-9875).

 


NORWICH ARTS CENTER, 60 Broadway, Norwich, CT: next TBA

 

EASTERN CT STATE UNIVERSITY. Upcoming Readings TBA. For information, contact Dr. Daniel Donaghy, Professor of English, Eastern Connecticut State University, (860) 465-0208, donaghyd@easternct.edu.

 

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, RUSSELL HOUSE, 350 High Street, Middletown, CT. Next event TBA.

MERRILL HOUSE EVENTS. Next: TBA.

 

YALE UNIVERSITY. Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street, Yale Campus, New Haven CT: Next TBA.

 

NORWICH ARTS CENTER, 2nd Wednesday at the Donald L. Oat Theater. The NAC open mic event offers an audience-friendly environment; all skill levels are encouraged to participate. This event is free and open to all. Bring your own or buy at the concession. The Donald L. Oat Theater is on the third floor of the Norwich Arts Center at 62 Broadway, Norwich. Handicap entrance from the rear on Church St.

 

THE POETRY INSTITUTE – NEW HAVEN. On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices. Free. Refreshments. Outstanding featured readers in a casual setting. Open to all. Open mic precedes feature. Doors Open at 6:30. Poetry starts at 7:00. Arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the open mic. More info: http://thepoetryinstitute.com. The Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT.

 

MELISSA CROGHAN was interviewed on WNPR (90.5 FM) in Hartford on Tues., Jan. 10 at 9 a.m., with a repeat at 7 p.m. and can be streamed at http://www.tinyurl.com/jh4cfr9 (beginning at about minute 23 of the show.) She discussed her work with refugee children in Jordan and read one of her poems based on that work, many others of which were published in The CT Poets Corner of The Hartford Courant in November, 2016 and can be found in the paper's online version (http://www.courant.com/entertainment/arts-theater/hc-connecticut-poet-melissa-croghan-20161121-story.html).


CORTNEY DAVIS' manuscript THRILLED has been selected byNaomi Shihab Nye as the winner of the Wheelbarrow Books Poetry Prize. The book (title still to be determined) will be published by Michigan State University Press in the spring of 2018. Kudos, Courtney.

 

CALLING ALL POETS, Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT (downstairs auditorium): Next event TBA.

 

CHIVAS SANDAGE WORKSHOPS. All workshops are held on Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 pm: March 2, 16, 30; April 13, 27; May 11, 25; June 8, 15. (In case of cancellations due to weather, the 15th is a makeup day). Place: Chivas’ home,12 Collins Road, Collinsville, CT (there is always plenty of parking in her long driveway). Sliding scale fee: $45-40-35 (per workshop) or $360-320-280 (for 8-week series). Please pay middle to high on this sliding scale so that I can continue to offer the low rate and thereby keep our circle inclusive. Space is limited; first come, first served. Your registration is a commitment to pay for the series. To register, reply directly to Chivas saying “Please reserve a spot for me. I intend to pay $_____ per session (or) at our first workshop.” Send your payment to Chivas Sandage at 12 Collins Road, Collinsville, CT, 06019. If there is a waiting list and someone can take your place, there will be no cost to you. Cancellation Policy: You are responsible for your reservation; this is standard policy for writing workshops. Emergencies happen and if you cannot attend for any reason, please contact Chivas ASAP. For further information, contact Chivas at chivas.sandage@gmail.com.

 

NEW: CHARTER OAK READING SERIES. Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT. All events occur on Sundays, 3-5 pm, starting with an open mike. For information: http://charteroakreadings.blogspot.com/ or contact Jim Finnegan (jforjames@aol.com, 860-508-2810).
Sunday October 1, 3PM: David Giannini and Vivian Shipley.

 

TRINITY COLLEGE ALLAN K. SMITH READING SERIES. Next: TBA

 

THE POETRY INSTITUTE – NEW HAVEN

On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices. Free. Refreshments. Outstanding featured readers in a casual setting. Open to all. Open mic precedes feature. Doors Open at 6:30. Poetry starts at 7:00. Arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the open mic. More info: http://thepoetryinstitute.com. The Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT

 

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT. Readings at the UConn Bookstore, 1 Royce Circle, Storrs Center, Storrs, CT. For information, contact Erica Buehler (rica.buehler@uconn.edu, 860-919-9875). Next: TBA.

 

UNIVERSITY OF ST. JOSEPH spring poetry readings, 2017, free and open to the public. Free parking. 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford, CT. For more information, contact Dr. Catherine E. Hoyser (choyser@usj.edu).

 

ARTS CENTER EAST, Vernon, has launched “Poetry Rocks,” a free quarterly poetry series. For more information, go to www.artscentereast.org, or email the series coordinator: Pegideitzshea@aol.com.

 

WESTPORT WRITERS WORKSHOP in Avon, Westport, and Ridgefield, CT: for information, call 203-227-3250 or email info@westportwriters.org.

 

THE POETRY INSTITUTE – NEW HAVEN. On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices. Free. Refreshments. Outstanding featured readers in a casual setting. Open to all. Open mic precedes feature. Doors Open at 6:30. Poetry starts at 7:00. Arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the open mic. More info: http://thepoetryinstitute.com. The Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT. Next TBA.

 

BESSY REYNA has been selected as one of ten people to be honored this year by the CT Immigrant & Refugee Coalition.

 

ELIZABETH THOMAS. A short memoir piece by Elizabeth Thomas has just been published at http://www.fiftiness.com/

 

WESTPORT WRITERS WORKSHOP. To sign up for classes, call the WWW's office Monday through Friday between 9:30 and 1:30 p.m. (203-227-3250) or email the office at info@westportwriters.org. Starting this Wedmesday, July 5, a 3-day intensive workshop in poetry, prose poem and flash fiction modes with Charles Rafferty, 9:30-12:30 p.m. ($295).

 

THE POETRY INSTITUTE – NEW HAVEN. On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices. Free. Refreshments. Outstanding featured readers in a casual setting. Open to all. Open mic precedes feature. Doors Open at 6:30. Poetry starts at 7:00. Arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the open mic. More info: http://thepoetryinstitute.com. The Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT.

 

COALITION OF CT POETS LAUREATE. A group of CT town and city poets laureate will read at the Russell Library in Middletown, CT the evening of Friday, Oct. 6. The readers include Ginny Lowe Connors, Tarn Granucci, Michael Chief Peterson, Susan Allison, Julia Paul, Joan Hoffman, Christine Beck, Charles Margolils, and Rennie McQuilkin. Time and details TBA.

MERRILL HOUSE EVENTS

Saturday, August 5
5 pm to 7 pm
James Merrill House
Annual Deck Party
107 Water Street
3rd and 4th floors (stair access only)
Stonington, CT
Tickets $20 in advance can be purchased at http://jamesmerrillhouse.org/event/annual-deck-party-2/.
or at Grand & Water Antiques, 135 Water Street, Stonington. Tickets are $25 when purchased at the door

Thursday, August 31
6:30 pm
Walter Perrie & Adam Giannelli
read from their work
Bank Square Books
53 West Main Street
Mystic, CT

Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10
3-5 pm
Merrill Apartment Open House
107 Water Street
Stonington, CT
3rd and 4th floors (stair access only)

Saturday, September 23
5 pm
Annual Merrill Lecture: Poet Claudia Rankine
reads from her work
La Grua Center
32 Water Street
Stonington, CT

Saturday, September 30
5 pm
September Merrill Fellow Dan Chiasson
reads from his work
Stonington Free Library
20 High Street
Stonington, CT


HYGIENIC ART GALLERY. Wednesday, August 2, 6:30-8:30 PM, Poets Speak Anthology reading at Hygienic Art Gallery, 79 Bank Street, New london, Connecticut: a reading by poets in the Poets Speak Anthology Series. Poets will read their poems in the anthologies as well as new work.
Free. Refreshments - wine & cheese. Featured readers:
John Roche, series editor, New Mexico
Jules Nyquist, Hers editor, New Mexico
Mary Elizabeth Lang, Connecticut
Tony Brown, Massachusetts
David Morse, Connecticut
and others to be announced

 

WESTPORT WRITERS WORKSHOP. Our pre-registration period allows us to keep students who have studied together in the same group for purposes of continuity. Because summer often complicates our students' schedules, we give first priority for pre-registration to Spring 2017 students who wish to re-join the class that they took previously. However, oftentimes spots open up, at which point we fill classes from our wait lists. We give second priority to waitlisted Summer 2017 students continuing with the same class, and then we go to a first-come, first-served basis.

For spring 2017 students who plan to resume the same workshop in the fall:
You're entitled to a $25 discount for pre-registering and paying before August 15. Check your email or spam box, as the coupon code was mailed to you. Click on the title of your workshop online to pre-register with the coupon code, and remember to hit "apply".

For waitlisted students:
You'll qualify for the $25 discount should you put your name on a waitlist and provide a method of payment prior to Aug. 15. Kindly call the office at (203) 227-3250 with your credit card number.

To pre-register, call our office (203-227-3250) M-F, 9:30 - 1:30 p.m. or email info@westportwriters. org.



SIMSBURY LIBRARY OUTDOOR READING, "POETRY BY THE POND." Simsbury Library (725 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT) will sponsor two outdoor pondside readings on September 10 and 24. The readings, focused largely on the world of nature, will occur by the pond on Eaglewood Lane in Simsbury. (The road runs around the Library, intersecting with Library Lane on one end and Hopmeadow St. on the other end.) The events will start at 2:00. Bring a blanket or a "tipless chair" (some of the terrain slopes down to the pond). The readers on Sept. 10 will be Katharine Carle, Joan Kantor, Laura Mazza-Dixon, Rennie McQuilkin, Kate Singleton, Virginia Shreve, and Elizabeth Thomas. The readers on Sept. 24 will be Laura Altshul, Victor Altshul, Polly Brody, Catherine Hoyser, Marilyn Johnston, and Jim Mele. Jaclyn Jones will provide a musical accompaniment on both dates. In case of rain, the readings will occur in the library's main auditorium.

 

2017 CT BOOK AWARDS, Sunday, October 22, 2017, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, CT

Registration:

Early Bird (through August 31, 2017): $25.00 per attendee
Post Early Bird (September 1 – October 19, 2017): $30.00 per attendee

Connecticut is home to many talented authors and the 2017 Connecticut Book Awards will showcase a select group of these authors and the literature they produced in 2016. Categories include: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Poetry and Young Readers. Awards will be presented in each category. Stay tuned for the shortlists!

Connecticut Center for the Book is very pleased to announce that the 2017 Connecticut Book Awards will feature Beatriz Williams as the keynote speaker! Ms. Williams lives with her husband and children in Connecticut and is the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Violet Grant, A Hundred Summers, and Overseas.

The awards ceremony will start at 2:00 pm and will be followed by a reception and a book signing by Ms. Williams and the 2017 award winners.

 

RIVERWOOD POETRY SERIES. Poetry of Wtness and Resistance, Thursday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., The Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT. The reading will be presented by members of the CT Coalition of Poets Laureate: Mick Theebs, Kathy Carle, Rennie McQuilken, Patricia O’Brien, Susie Allison, Davyne Verstandig, Julie Choffel, Sandy Sergio, Ginny Connors, Christine Beck, Joan Hofmann and Tarn Granucci. There will be a short open mic preceding the readings. At the end, there will be an open discussion concerning social justice and how it can be served by poetry.

 

ARTEMIS RISING, a group of nine women poets will be doing a reading on Wednesday Sept. 6 at the Cora Belden Library at 33 Church Street in Rocky Hill, CT. The event is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. There will be an open mic after the reading and light refreshments will be served.

 

NOAH WEBSTER HOUSE, West Hartford, CT, Sunday, October 8, 2-5pm: reading by Italian-American poets moderated by Maria Sassi. Includes an open mike.

 

DAVID K. LEFF. September 16, 2017, Nature Poetry Writing Workshop, Amherst, Massachusetts, Saturday, September 16 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. There will be lively readings, discussion, a walk outdoors with acute observing, and a writing assignment with feedback. Come dressed to go outdoors for a period of time regardless of the weather. Feel free to bring a snack or bag lunch. Workshop is geared toward adult writers. Beginners and well published authors are equally welcome for a supportive learning experience. The workshop will be held at the Emily Dickinson Museum in a room just across the hallway from where Dickinson did most of her writing. Suggested donation is $15 per participant. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Space is limited to 12 so please go to http://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/amherstpoetryfestival to register. The Emily Dickinson Museum is at 280 Main Street, Amherst, Massachusetts.

 

JEAN SANDS' WORK TO BE READ. Selected poems from Gandy Dancing and Close But Not Touching, by the late Jean Sands, will be performed by her friend and fellow poet Sandra Bishop Ebner of Litchfield, at Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library, 10 Central Ave., New Hartford, Oct. 7, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. Jack Sheedy, Jean’s husband and author of the memoir Sting of the Heat Bug, will read selections from the memoir that pertain to Jean. The reading, on the eve of the first anniversary of Jean’s passing, will be part of the monthly National Beat Poetry Festival’s “Kerouac Café” and open mic. Books will be available for purchase. Refreshments. Donations requested.

 

WALLY SWIST. Please help celebrate 30 years of writing by Wally Swist on Thursday, Nov. 2, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Jones Library, 43 Amity St., Amherst, MA. Henry Lyman will introduce Wally, and he will read from his work.

 

GUILFORD POETS GUILD. Second Thursday Poetry Series: Nan Meneely and Jen Payne. Enjoy an evening of poetry with Guilford Poets Guild members Nan Meneely (Essex) and Jen Payne (Branford) as part of the Second Thursday Poetry Series presented by the Guild and the Guilford Free Library on Thursday, September 14, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the library. The event begins with an Open Mic from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m., and follows with readings from both poets. There will be books for sale at the event, and refreshments will be served. Remember to bring your own poem to share during the Open Mic! The Guilford Free Library is located at 67 Park Street in Guilford. This program is free and open to all. Please register by phone, in person, or online (203) 453-8282, guilfordfreelibrary.org. For more information, visit guilfordpoetsguild.org.

 

CLINTON ART GALLERY READING, 20 East Main Street, Clinton, CT. On Sunday, September 17th from 2 to 4 p.m. The Poetry Place Sunday series will continue with a reading by Marilyn Nelson, Srini Mandevilli, and John Stanizzi. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Edwina Trentham at trentham@comcast.net or 860-873-1472.

 

THE CHARTER OAK READINGS. Sunday, September 17, 3 PM, Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT : short readings by Paula Adams Nelson, John Cayer, Charlie Chase, Gray Jacobik, Marilyn Johnston, and Lisa C. Taylor, former and long-term members of the Brickwalk Poets workshop. The event starts with an Open Mike. Free event. http://charteroakreadings.blogspot.com/ For more information, contact: JforJames@aol.com, 860-508-2810.

 

TOGETHER WE RISE: BUILDING BRIDGES FOR JUSTICE. Sunday, September 24, 2-4 PM: a poetry read-in celebrating Hispanic History Month, in the community room at Two Wrasslin’ Cats Coffee House, 374 Town Street, East Haddam. This event, which is the eighth in the Together We Rise 2017 Poetry Series celebrating diversity, is free and open to everyone. Participants are invited to read from a selection of work by Hispanic poets provided at the read-in, bring poems by Hispanic poets to read, or simply come to listen and enjoy. Refreshments will be served. For more information contact Janine Broe at Jrfreeland1@yahoo.com, Edwina Trentham at 860-873-1472, or http://www.togetherwerisect.com.




2018 POETRY OUT LOUD! The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with the Connecticut Office of the Arts to support 2018 Poetry Out Loud, a free high school program which encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This dynamic program helps high school students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, learn about their literary heritage, and compete for more than $100,000 in awards.

Each winner at the state level will receive:
• A $200 cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC
• A $500 cash stipend for their school to purchase poetry materials
• An opportunity to compete at the 2018 National Finals for the title of National Champion and a $20,000 prize

In order to compete, schools must register by contacting Adriane Jefferson at the office of the Arts, adriane.jefferson@ct.gov. For more information, visit www.poetryoutloud.org .



READING FROM FORGOTTEN WOMEN. There will be a featured reading from Forgotten Women: A Tribute in Poetry at the Yale Bookstore, 77 Broadway, New Haven, CT at 2:00 on Saturday afternoon, September 23. The readers include Laura Altshul, Sherri Bedingfield, Elaine Zimmerman, Vivian Shipley, Pat Mottola, Joan Hofmann, Nancy Kerrigan, Christine Beck, Karen Torop, Sheila Murphy, Nancy Clarke Otter, and Julia Paul.

 

POETRY AND ART IN GLASTONBURY. "Art Speaks. Poetry Answers," Saturday, September 9, 2:00 p.m. in the “Got Poetry” Tent at the
On The Green Art and Craft Show, Hubbard Street Green (“Got Poetry” Tent Will Be At East End of Green), Corner of Main and Hubbard Streets, Glastonbury, CT. Nine poets will perform original poems inspired by paintings created by Glastonbury Arts Artists. The poets will be Cassandra Angelo, Andrea Barton, Clare Mazur, Esther McCune, Suzanne Niedzielska, Danielle Pieratti, Alexandrina Sergio, Isabelle Smith, and Andy Weatherwax.
The artists: Susan Bosworth, Lisa Adrina Byron, Barbara Fraher, Linda Gotta, Carol Jeffries, Gail Schwartzkroin, Diane Stone, Debbie Temple, Pat Trapp
This is a free, collaborative event between Glastonbury Arts and Glastonbury Poet Laureate Alexandrina Sergio.

 

WORD BY WORD, LINE BY LINE, an Exploration of How Poems Speak to Us, October 4, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, University of Hartford. This day-long gathering will focus on the close examination of individual poems: word by word, line by line. How does a poem create its effects and in what ways does it convey meaning? Seven poets and scholars will guide us through poems they admire. The primary conference site will be the Harry Jack Gray Center, opening for coffee and welcoming remarks at 9:30 AM, and the first session beginning at 10:15 AM. Presenters include Trinity College professor and poet Ciaran Berry; Yale University professor Langdon Hammer; Yale professor Karin Roffman; poet Kate Rushin; and University of St. Joseph professor Dennis Barone. The program will conclude with a keynote presentation by Helen Vendler in Wilde Auditorium at 4 PM. There is no charge to attend the conference, but please email one of the conference organizers listed below to notify them that you plan to attend. For more information, please contact the conference organizers— Maria Frank,frank@hartford.edu; Benjamin Grossberg, grossberg@hartford.edu.

 

POETS IN CONVERSATION. Thursday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m., Norwalk Public Library, 1 Belden Ave., Norwalk, CT: conversation and readings by W.F. Lantry and Steve Ostrowski. For information contact Laurel Peterson, laurelpeterson@att.net

 

UPDATE:TWO WRASSLIN' CATS OPEN MIKE is, unhappily, no longer happening.

 

NEW BOOKS. Barry Zaret's When You Can't Do Any More (www.antrimhousebooks.com/zaret2.html) and Gregory LeStage's Hope Is a Small Barn (www.antrimhousebooks.com/lestage2.html) have just been published.

 

CHIVAS SANDAGE. Naomi Shihab Nye has chosen Chivas Sandage's poem, “Chopping Onions,” as runner-up for the Southern Humanities Review 2017 Auburn Witness Poetry Prize, which includes a cash award and publication. Another new poem by Chivas was a top 10 finalist for the annual Readers Digest poetry contest.

 

CHIVAS SANDAGE. On Saturday, September 9th, 6-8 pm, Writers in Progress will celebrate 25 years of writing with food, wine, and live literature. The evening will feature brief readings and craft talks by some of the group's workshop leaders: Jacqueline Sheehan, Randy Susan Meyers, Diana Gordon, Chivas Sandage, Cindy Littlefield, and Dori Ostermiller. A reception with wine and appetizers will follow. Writers in Progress Studio, 221 Pine Street, Studio 359, Florence, MA (413-320-1825).

 

DEBBIE GILBERT will be reading poems in support of World Suicide Prevention Day at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 10. Her reading will occur in the labyrinth at Holy Family Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Road, West Hartford, CT. At the center sculpture, she will read a few poems. All are invited to walk the labyrinth with her. You can reach her at 860-930-8615.

 

CLARIFICATION: It's only the 4th Friday open mike that has been canceled at Two Wrasslin' Cats.

 

POETRY WORKSHOP. Sunday, November 5, 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Union Street Tavern, 20 Union St., Windsor, CT (free parking): a workshop on Senryu ("Janpanese human haiku") with Stanford M. Forrester. Registration deadline: Oct. 26th. $85.00 (includes workshop materials). Mail checks to: Stanford M. Forrester, P.O.Box 189, Windsor, CT 06095. Contact Stanford M. Forrester with any questions at: bottlerockets_99@yahoo.com.

 

WALLACE STEVENS BIRTHDAY BASH, Saturday, November 4, 2017, 2:00 pm, Center for Contemporary Culture, Hartford Public Library, 500 Main St., Hartford, CT, featuring guest speaker Paul Mariani delivering an address entitled “Wallace Stevens: Facets of the Human Face Behind the Marble Edifice.” The event will begin with a reception of wine and hors d’oeuvres, followed by Paul Mariani’s presentation, and will conclude with a book signing, birthday cake and champagne! Suggested donation $10* per person.

 

MERRILL HOUSE POETRY SERIES. Friday, September 8, 6:30 pm, Former Merrill Fellow Brittany Perham will read from her work at Bank Square Books, 53 West Main Street, Mystic, CT.

 

READING AT ECSU, ECSU science building, Rm 301, 83 Windham St., Willimantic, CT, Release Readings for Here: a poetry journal. Free and open to the public. Copies of Here and authors' books will be available for purchase.

Thursday, 9/28, at 7 pm:
Jon Andersen
Amanda DeMaio
Charles Fort
Kileen Gilroy
Joan Seliger Sidney
John Stanizzi
Eastern student readers reading selections from Here
by authors who can't be present

Thursday, 10/5, at 7 pm:
Charles Fort
Bessy Reyna
Pegi Deitz Shea
Joan Seliger Sidney
Steve Straight
Eastern student readers reading selections from Here
by authors who can't be present

Information: DonaghyD@easternct.edu, 860-465-0208.
860-465-0208

 

D. WALSH GILBERT: Reading & Conversation, September 23, 2017, 2 PM, Hoppin Gallery, The Barney Library, 71 Main Street, Farmington, CT. The reading is in conjunction with National Suicide Prevention Month. The library is located behind the First Church of Christ Congregational. Parking is available in the lot off Church Street. All proceeds from book sales donated to the Capitol Region Mental Health Center in Hartford, CT and Phoenix House Addiction Treatment Services in Keene, NH.

 

RHODE ISLAND POETRY. This just in from Lisa Starr: "Our third Third Thursday [open mike] will go on as scheduled at 84 Tavern on Canal, 15 Canal St. in Westerly, RI on Thursday, 9/21. They have a separate room; it’s not quite sound-proof but good enough. As with our Valiant memory and foundation, arrive early if you plan to eat. For the first go around, we will order off their regular menu. They have everything— soup, salad, pizza, nightly specials, from filet mignon to tater tots. No obligation, of course, but it does help support them supporting us— even if you just get a coffee or a dessert. We will feel it out after the first week— if there are enough of us it might be easier for them to offer us a few options and have us order from those. As for the poetry—I am tossing out the idea of a solstice/Fall theme but nothing like a suggestion to make one want to ignore it...I have several options for the first Thursday, which I will be following up next week, at a similar location in Westerly, so we will be back on track with two Thursdays in October. If a venue isn;t right for us, we’ll move on to the next one. A moveable feast, as they say. So, save 9/21 for 84 Tavern on Canal... Also remember about the opening this Saturday, 9/9, from 6-8 at ACGOW. Two other dates: For those of you in North Kingston or thereabouts, I have a reading 9/13 at the NKPL at 6 pm. Will be accompanied by my singing pal Virginia Dare. And on Wednesday, September 20, Lawrence Krips, I, and our troubadour friend Jon Campbell have a gig at the International House in Providence. Details forthcoming."

 

POETRY ROCKS! Poets Elizabeth Thomas, Sean Forbes, and Victoria Nordlund will read their work Sunday, Sept. 24, 3:00 pm, at Arts Center East, 709 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT. Poetry Rocks! features Connecticut poets, especially those from the Northeast. For more info, email pegideitzshea@aol.comor go to www.Artscentereast.org. Poets sponsored by Vernon Arts Commission.

A TWO-PART INTENSIVE POETRY WORKSHOP. A FAILURE TO DARE: WHAT WE LOSE WHEN WE PLAY IT SAFE: with Edwina Trentham, Thursday October 12 and Thursday October 26, 2017: 6:00 to 9:00 PM, Clinton Art Gallery, 20 East Main Street, Clinton, CT. A friend of mine once spent six weeks at an artists’ colony, where she hoped to work on a project that asked her to dig deep, take chances. She told me at the end of the six weeks that she had suffered “a failure to dare,” had done the safe projects, the ones she knew she would be able to do without the kind of courage and pain that digging deep asks of us, and she was deeply disappointed. When we play it safe, when we suffer “a failure to dare,” we stagnate, lose the energy that fills us with excitement when we create. Taking chances as poets—going where we may not have dared to go with topics, using forms and approaches we may disdain because they threaten or confuse us, allowing ourselves to take on a voice that seems alien—all lead to writing poetry that may not be perfect but does push us and our readers in new directions, forcing us to grow. This two-part workshop will begin to explore some ways of breaking out of patterns, exploring new voices. Most of all, we will discover the tools and the process to continue writing poetry that invites us to dare in topic, form, language, syntax—whatever we have avoided, either consciously or unconsciously, for whatever reason. In this intensive two-part workshop, we will read the work of selected modern and contemporary poets, including Molly McCully Brown, e.e. cummings, Ilya Kaminsky, Paul Monette, Marianne Moore, Morgan Parker, Claudia Rankine, Gertrude Stein, Ruth Stone, and Jean Valentine. Responding to a variety of prompts, we will write before, during, and after each workshop. We will also give a public reading of our work in early December at the Clinton Art Gallery, together with participants in two November workshops to be offered by Greg Coleman. For more information or to sign up for the workshop, contact Edwina Trentham: trentham@comcast.net or 860-873-1472. Deadline to sign up: October 1st, 2017. Cost: $125.00

 

THE POETRY INSTITUTE – NEW HAVEN. On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices. Free. Refreshments. Outstanding featured readers in a casual setting. Open to all. Open mic precedes feature. Doors Open at 6:30. Poetry starts at 7:00. Arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the open mic. More info: http://thepoetryinstitute.com. The Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT.
Lisa Seidenberg and Poetry Film, Thursday, September 21

 


GRAY JACOBIK is one of the featured artists at New London's Marquee Gallery (74 State Street, between Eugene O'Neill Drive and Bank Street). Her new geometric paintings will hang between September 15th and October 7th. There is an opening on Friday, Sept. 15 between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. Music will be provided by Jazz Circle,

 

CHARTER OAK READING SERIES. Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT. All events occur on Sundays, 3-5 pm, starting with an open mike. For information: http://charteroakreadings.blogspot.com/ or contact Jim Finnegan (jforjames@aol.com, 860-508-2810).
Sunday October 1, 3PM: David Giannini and Vivian Shipley.

 

MARK TWAIN HOUSE The Writers' Weekend. Saturday, September 23, Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; keynote and book signing at 7 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Writers' Weekend kicks off again with an emphasis on writing for young people -- in honor of the upcoming publication of THE PURLOINING OF PRINCE OLEOMARGARINE, a lavish picture book based on fragments of a manuscript for a fairy tale Mark Twain told his children -- but also information on memoir, writers' websites, and picture books. 75-minute sessions led by accomplished area writers will address the craft and business of writing and will include such topics as storytelling techniques, memoir, essay writing, and more, including a playwriters' panel moderated by Jacques Lamarre. All sessions will be of interest to those who want to learn more about writing for young readers. Presenters include Matt Dicks, Pegi Deitz Shea, Dana Rau, Mary Collins, Bessy Reyna, Beth Richards, Jane Haertel, Sarah Merrill, Khaiim the Rap Poet/Self Suffice, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase signed copies of presenters’ books.Admission for the two-day event, including Saturday evening’s keynote address, is $180; $160 for members of The Mark Twain House & Museum. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.



KATE RUSHIN AND FRIENDS. Poet Kate Rushin, jazz bassist Nat Reeves, and the State of Emergency Quartet will perform a collaborative program of poetry and jazz on Sunday, October 22nd at 4 pm in Granby, CT. This exuberant and inspiring concert will kick off the 2017-2018 season of the Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series at South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook St. Granby, CT 06035. The series is supported in part by a grant from the Granby Education Foundation. The events in this series are free and open to the public, with donations gratefully accepted for the continuance of the series. The church is wheelchair accessible from the side-door. For more information call 860-653-7289.

 

JOHN SUROWIECKI. Sunday, Sept. 24, 4 p.m., Something Simple Cafe, 12 Main St.,, Hebron, CT: reading from a new book of poems, Martha Playing Wiffleball in Her Wedding Dress and Other Poems.

 

JEAN SANDS POSTHUMOUS BOOK. A linked 30-minute interview between J. Timothy Quirk and Jack Sheedy will air, Monday, Sept. 18, on WAPJ-FM Torrington, at 3:00 p.m. In the interview, Jack will talk about the Sept. 24th launch of Close But Not Touching, his wife Jean Sand's just-published posthumous poetry collection.

 

WRITERS RESIST READING, October 6, 5:30-7:30 pm, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT, coordinated with R.J. Julia’s Middletown store. CT poets laureate will be the readers, and Laureates of Connecticut: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry will be available. The featured laureates will be Susan Allison, Rennie McQuilkin, Tarn Granucci, Julia Paul, Chief Peterson, Christine Beck, and Ginny Lowe Connors. The evening will begin with refreshments served at 5:30.

 

FORGOTTEN WOMEN READING. October 16, 7 pm, Princeton Library, 65 Witherspoon St. Princeton, NJ: reading and discussion centered on the poetry anthology Forgotten Women: A Tribute in Poetry. Featured readers will be several contributors to the book. Connecticut participants include Ginny Connors, Pat Hale, and Nancy Kerrigan.

 

THREE HAUNTING READINGS. October 19, 7 pm, Wintonbury Library, 1015 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, CT: "The Witches Speak": a haunting reading by Ginny Lowe Connors and Sherri Bedingfield from their poetry books related to witchcraft: Toward the Hanging Tree: Poems of Salem Village and The Clattering: Voices of Old Forfarshire, Scotland.

October 24, 6:30-8 pm, Russell Library, Middletown, 123 Broad St. Middletown: "The Witches Speak": a haunting reading by Ginny Lowe Connors and Sherri Bedingfield from their poetry books related to witchcraft: Toward the Hanging Tree: Poems of Salem Village and The Clattering: Voices of Old Forfarshire, Scotland.

October 25, 7 p.m., Canton Library, 40 Dyer Ave. Canton, CT: "The Witches Speak": a haunting reading by Ginny Lowe Connors and Sherri Bedingfield from their poetry books related to witchcraft: Toward the Hanging Tree: Poems of Salem Village and The Clattering: Voices of Old Forfarshire, Scotland.

 

SCSU MFA POETRY & PROSE READING. Saturday, Oct. 7, 1:30 p.m., Lyric Hall Theater, New Haven, CT, in Westville as part of Westville's Artspace. Help celebrate the eighth year of the SCSU Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing with readings by current MFA students and grads Chelsea Dodd, Rebecca O'Bern, David Capps, Molly Miller, Mick Powell, Shelley Stoehr, Cole Depuy, and Renee Ahmeti. There will be an open mic, too, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.. It's an open-house style reading--stop by, go on to visit a studio, stop by again. Information at http://lyrichallnewhaven.com/.

 
b richard.deming@yale.eduGreg Coleman at Greg@heartstonelabyrinths.com