Posted by: shorelineclusterpoets | June 2, 2010

June Poetry Calendar

**JUNE 3 (Thursday)**

*7:00 – 10:00 PM
BEAN & LEAF OPEN MIKE POETRY READING
Bean & Leaf Cafe
13 Washington St., New London
Hosted by Tom Weigel.
Ongoing: every Thursday evening (7:00 – 10:00 PM) and Sunday afternoon (2:00 – 4:00 PM).

Old poets read, new voices heard in a venue with a killer sound system and lots of delicious teas and coffee and pastries. More info: http://www.bean-leaf.com or (860) 701-0000.

**JUNE 4 (Friday)**

*7:00 – 8:00 PM (860) 443-8001
Hygienic Galleries
83 Bank Street, New London

Reading and book signing by JOHN STANIZZI, from Coventry, CT, whose first collection of poetry, Ecstasy Among Ghosts, was published by Antrim House Books and is now in its second printing. His second book, Sleepwalking, (also with Antrim House) was released in October. New poems have appeared in The New York Quarterly,Tar River Poetry, and The Wild Goose Review, with previous work having appeared in many other journals. Most recently, Garrison Keillor read two poems by Stanizzi on The Writer’s Almanac.Stanizzi is an Adjunct Professor of English, Manchester (CT) Community College, and he teaches at Bacon Academy in Colchester, where he is Theater Director Emeritus. In 1998 The New England Association of Teachers of English named John The New England Poet of the Year. More info: (860) 443-8001, http://hygienic.ning.com or http://www.antrimhousebooks.com.

**JUNE 5 (Saturday)

*1:00 – 3:00 PM (participants are welcome to stay and continue working until 4:00 PM)
ELEMENTS OF STYLE: A NOVEL WRITING WORKSHOP
The Buttonwood Tree
605 Main Street, Middletown
Admission: $15. Reservations required: email Eileen Albrizio at eileenrain@aol.com.
Presented by: Eileen Albrizio

How many times have you found yourself struggling with point of view, limited by that first person narrative perspective, or dizzied by that third person omniscience in which you tend to jump from head to head? What’s more effective, present tense or past tense? When writing dialogue, how natural should it be to everyday speech, and how do you know when your characters talk too much? When is description too much description? These are fundamental questions that all writers ask themselves as they delve into creating their masterpiece.Together, through discussion and writing exercise, we will explore some answers. The workshop will officially be two hours long, however, I will be available for an additional hour for those who want to continue forward.More info: http://angelfire.com/art/albrizio.

**JUNE 6 (Sunday)**

*2:00 – 4:00 PM
BEAN & LEAF OPEN MIKE POETRY READING
Bean & Leaf Cafe
13 Washington St., New London
Hosted by Tom Weigel.
Ongoing: every Thursday evening (7:00 – 10:00 PM) and Sunday afternoon (2:00 – 4:00 PM).

Old poets read, new voices heard in a venue with a killer sound system
and lots of delicious teas and coffee and pastries. More info: http://www.bean-leaf.com or (860) 701-0000.

*4:00 PM
Farmington Valley Literary Arts Center
40 Mill Lane, Farmington

A reading of prose and poetry with a New England landscape theme. Feature: DAVID K. LEFF, a freelance writer from Collinsville, CT. By turns lyrical, angry, and philosophical, his poems are always elegant in language, accurate in observation, and passionate in point of view. His essays and fiction have appeared in newspapers and magazines, and he has written two non-fiction books, and one book of poetry, The Price of Water, (Antrim House Books, 2008). A graduate of the University of Connecticutt School of Law, Leff was a Deputy Commissioner with the Connecticut DEP until his retirement in 2006. There will be a book signing and an open mike afterward. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy the spoken word in an old mill overlooking the Farmington River. More info: contact Jan Owens (860) 677-9662.

**JUNE 7 (Monday)**

*7:00 PM
BESSY REYNA AND FRIENDS
The Studio at Billings Forge
563 Broad Street, Hartford
Parking available next to Firebox restaurant with additional parking at the Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford.
RSVP appreciated to bessyreyna@bessyreyna.com

Please join BESSY REYNA AND FRIENDS to celebrate the publication of her new bilingual poetry book, Memoirs of the Unfaithful Lover (published in Toluca Mexico by tunAstral, A.C.). BESSY REYNA is an award-winning Latina poet. Her other poetry collections are the bilingual The Battlefield of Your Body (Hill-Stead Museum, 2005) and, in English, She Remembers (Andrew Mountain Press, 1997). Ms. Reyna’s Spanish language writing, published in Latin America, includes a poetry chapbook, Terrarium, and a collection of short stories, Ab Ovo. Reyna’s poems and stories are found in many U.S. and Latin American literary magazines. A frequent lecturer and guest artist at colleges, libraries and museums, Reyna is also a Master Teaching artist for the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and an artist in the Partners’ Program in Education conducting writing workshops in Hartford-area schools sponsored by the Bushnell Auditorium. More info: http://www.bessyreyna.com.

*7:00 – 9:00 PM (Open mic sign up begins at 6:30 PM)
GOTPOETRY LIVE
Cafemantic
948 Main Street, Willimantic
Suggested donation: $3.00
Ongoing: monthly, first Monday

Feature: Ryk McIntyre. Bring a poem, bring a friend!

*7:00 PM sign up; 7:30 PM start
ANYTHING GOES!
The Buttonwood Tree
605 Main Street, Middletown
$3.00 – $5.00 suggested donation
Ongoing: every Monday

This open mike, hosted by J-Cherry, is a warm group that encourages
personal development–come play with us! You’ll find Phill is available
to drum along if you like. We have a piano and congas or BYO instrument, poem, dance, or whatever artistic piece of yourself you’d like to
share. We’re all in this together–let’s have some fun and create
ourselves anew! More info: thebuttonwoodtree@gmail.com; http://www.buttonwood.org; (860) 347-4957.

*8:00 – 10:00 PM (end time is approximate)
BEAT POETRY OPEN MIKE AT LAS VETAS LOUNGE
Las Vetas Lounge
1462 Post Road, Fairfield
Ongoing: every Monday

More info: (203) 255-1958.

*9:00 PM
BEATNIK 2000
Cafe 9
250 State Street, New Haven
No Cover. Hosted by Ed Leonard.
Ongoing: every Monday

Music and poetry every Monday night. More info: http://www.cafenine.com/schedule.html; (203) 789-8281.

*9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
THE LOVE JONES EXPERIENCE
The Russell
103 Pratt Street, Hartford
$5 Cover starting at 7:30 PM; Live DJ
Hosted by Darlene Brandon-Scott
Ongoing: every Monday

Poetry & Jam Session. Bring your poems and instruments to our spoken word and song event. All poets welcome. Amateurs welcome and encouraged to perform. More info: http://www.therussellct.com/events.php.

**JUNE 8 (Tuesday)**

*7:30 PM
POEMALLEY
Curley’s Diner
62 West Park Place, Stamford
Ongoing: every Tuesday

Read poetry, discuss writing and other topics of interest. More info:
(203) 327-3716; ayarmal@earthlink.net.

**JUNE 9 (Wednesday)**

*6:30 PM (Doors open at 4:30 PM; Music precedes poetry)
SUNKEN GARDEN POETRY FESTIVAL
Hill-Stead Museum, in the Sunken Garden (tented in case of rain)
35 Mountain Road, Farmington
Admission: FREE. Parking: $10.
Ongoing: every other Wednesday, June 9 – August 4

Feature: GALWAY KINNELL. Over a career spanning five decades and 12 collections of poetry thus far, GALWAY KINNELL has received the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the MacArthur Genius Fellowship and the Frost Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Poetry Society of America. In their citation for the 2003 National Book Award, the judges called Kinnell “America’s preeminent visionary” whose work “…sets him at the table with his mentors: Rilke, Whitman, Frost.” Kinnell lives in Vermont and New York City, and currently serves as the Chancellor the The Academy of American Poets. Music by CHRIS NORMAN on flute, with EAMON O’LEARY on guitar and mandolin. More info: http://www.hillstead.org/activities/poetry_performseries.html#facts.

*8:30 PM (Open Myk precedes feature: 7:30 PM)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT POETRY SERIES
Blue Z Coffeehouse
127 South Main Street (Route 25) Newtown
FREE.
Ongoing: every Wednesday

On this evening you get to choose. You can come down to the Blue Z as usual and take part in an open myk OR you can go on a Fabulous Field Trip to SUNKEN GARDEN POETRY FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT with GALWAY KINNELL! This year we’re doing something we’ve talked about for years; have “field trips” to the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in Farmington. Once a month during the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, those who wish to attend can coordinate with others to carpool and picnic before the readings. There will be an open myk at Blue Z for those who can’t, or don’t want to make the trek. If you’re interested in going on the field trip, speak to one of our WPNS hosts. More info: http://www.wedpoetry.wordpress.com, or for Sunken Garden, http://www.hillstead.org/activities/poetry_performseries.html#facts and above listing (6:30 PM) in this email of The Connecticut Poet News.

*9:00 PM
POETZ REALM IN BRIDGEPORT
Bridgeport Innovation Center
Gallery 1212
955 Connecticut Avenue, Bridgeport
Admission is $5 for regular patrons and $3 to rock the open mike.
Hosted by Ernel Grant, Founder/CEO.
Ongoing: monthly, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

Feature: TBA. Poetz Realm is not just a physical location where artists can get together and share in their artistry. Poetz Realm also provides web services such as a social networking community which allows its members to network; upload videos, pictures, and music; chat; post poetry and written work; and much more. Whether it be in the form of spoken word, poetry, emceeing, singing, or simply verbal expression, Poetz Realm is the place to be. More info: http://www.poetzrealm.com.

**JUNE 10 (Thursday)**

*7:00 – 10:00 PM
BEAN & LEAF OPEN MIKE POETRY READING
Bean & Leaf Cafe
13 Washington St., New London
Hosted by Tom Weigel.
Ongoing: every Thursday evening (7:00 – 10:00 PM) and Sunday afternoon
(2:00 – 4:00 PM).

Old poets read, new voices heard in a venue with a killer sound system
and lots of delicious teas and coffee and pastries. More info: http://www.bean-leaf.com or (860) 701-0000.

**JUNE 11 – 12 (Friday – Saturday; no listings)**

**JUNE 13 (Sunday)**

*2:00 – 4:00 PM
BEAN & LEAF OPEN MIKE POETRY READING
Bean & Leaf Cafe
13 Washington St., New London
Hosted by Tom Weigel.
Ongoing: every Thursday evening (7:00 – 10:00 PM) and Sunday afternoon
(2:00 – 4:00 PM).

Old poets read, new voices heard in a venue with a killer sound system
and lots of delicious teas and coffee and pastries. More info: http://www.bean-leaf.com or (860) 701-0000.

**JUNE 14 (Monday)**

*7:00 PM
WORDFORGE READING SERIES
The Studio at Billings Forge
563 Broad Street, Hartford
Features plus open mike; parking available next to Firebox restaurant or along Broad Street
Ongoing: this is the last WordForge reading until fall, 2010.

Featuring SUZANNE FRISCHKORN and JOHN SUROWIECKI. SUZANNE is the author of Girl on a Bridge (2010) andLit Windowpane (2008)both from Main Street Rag Publishing. In additino she is the author of five chapbooks, most recently American Flamingo (2008). A 2009 Emerging Writers Fellow of The Writer’s Center, her honors also include the Aldrich Poetry Award, and an Artist Felowship from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. JOHN is the author of three collections of poetry, Barney adn Gienka (CWBooks, 2010), The Hat City after Men Stopped Wearing Hats (Word Works, 2007) Watching Cartoons before Attending a Funeral (White Pine Press, 2003), as well as five chapbooks. In recent years, John has won the Poetry Foundation Pegasus Award for verse drama, the Pablo Neruda Prize, and took the silver in the last Sunken Garden National Competition. He is presently working on a new collection called The Catbird as Robert Browning.More info: contact Jim F. at
jforjames@aol.com, (860) 508-2810, or http://wfreadings.blogspot.com.

*7:00 PM sign up; 7:30 PM start
ANYTHING GOES!
The Buttonwood Tree
605 Main Street, Middletown
$3.00 – $5.00 suggested donation
Ongoing: every Monday

This open mike, hosted by J-Cherry, is a warm group that encourages
personal development–come play with us! You’ll find Phill is available
to drum along if you like. We have a piano and congas or BYO instrument, poem, dance, or whatever artistic piece of yourself you’d like to
share. We’re all in this together–let’s have some fun and create
ourselves anew! More info: thebuttonwoodtree@gmail.com; http://www.buttonwood.org; (860) 347-4957.

*8:00 – 10:00 PM (end time is approximate)
BEAT POETRY OPEN MIKE AT LAS VETAS LOUNGE
Las Vetas Lounge
1462 Post Road, Fairfield
Ongoing: every Monday

More info: (203) 255-1958.

*9:00 PM
BEATNIK 2000
Cafe 9
250 State Street, New Haven
No Cover. Hosted by Ed Leonard.
Ongoing: every Monday

Music and poetry every Monday night. More info: http://www.cafenine.com/schedule.html; (203) 789-8281.

*9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
THE LOVE JONES EXPERIENCE
The Russell
103 Pratt Street, Hartford
$5 Cover starting at 7:30 PM; Live DJ
Hosted by Darlene Brandon-Scott
Ongoing: every Monday

Poetry & Jam Session. Bring your poems and instruments to our spoken word and song event. All poets welcome. Amateurs welcome and encouraged to perform. More info: http://www.therussellct.com/events.php.

**JUNE 15 (Tuesday)**

*7:00 – 9:00 PM
SHORELINE CLUSTER POETS
Scranton Library
801 Boston Post Road, Madison
Ongoing: monthly, first and third Tuesdays

Shoreline Cluster Poets meets first and third Tuesday of each month at
Scranton Library. More info: contact Rudy Sturk at scpoets@yahoo.com or
(203) 245-7365.

*7:30 PM
POEMALLEY
Curley’s Diner
62 West Park Place, Stamford
Ongoing: every Tuesday

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