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***SUBMIT YOUR STUFF***

**CADUCEUS: Submission deadline: July 30, 2010**

CADUCEUS, a collection of poetry, is accepting submissions for its eighth edition, which will be published in November, 2010. The collection is sponsored by the Yale Medical Group and Art Place, and its publication has been celebrated with readings at the Yale Physician’s Building, the Yale Bookstore, and other local venues. The anthology will be available to patients visiting the Physician’s building in the reception areas. The collection will have a medical emphasis, however, all types and styles of work are sought. GUIDELINES: The Reading Period is April 1 through July 30. Send up to 5 poems, one poem per page and no more than five pages typed on 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Author’s name, address, and telephone number should appear on the top right of each page. All poems must be the original work of the submitting author – no translations, no simultaneous submissions. Previously published work can be sent if the author has the publication rights. Send a cover
sheet with the title(s) of poem(s) submitted, contact information, and a short biography. Include SASE for notification. No poems will be returned. If you would like notification that the poems were received, send a self-addressed, stamped post card. All submission must contain a return address on the outside envelope or they will not be opened. E-Mail Submission accepted as attachments in the format above. Authors whose work is accepted will be asked to sign a publication agreement and to send a proofed copy on a floppy disk or electronically via email. Authors will receive one copy of CADUCEUS.

Send to: Caduceus Tony Fusco, Editor
P. O. Box 9805
300 George Street 6th Floor
New Haven, CT 06536-0805

**SOUTH WINDSOR COMMUNITY POETRY PROJECT: Submission deadline: October 31, 2010**

SOUTH WINDSOR COMMUNITY POETRY PROJECT is seeking submission from the residents of South Windsor. Everyone who lives in the town is invited to submit one or two poems. These will be judged by a group of experienced poets and those accepted will be included in “South Windsor Voices.” The project was initiated by South Windsor Poet Laureate, Charlie Margolis. A Steering Committee of eleven community leaders has directed the project, obtained funding and solicited the support of many community organizations. This project raises awareness of the value of arts in the community and draws residents together toward a common goal. Poets will have the opportunity to read their work at various venues and on cable access television. The book will be a showcase and source of pride for the many talented residents of South Windsor. It will also be a model for other communities. Guidelines for submissions are available on the town website, or by calling(860_ 644-0697.
Entries can be sent via e-mail to meledeo2@cox.net.

**JUNE 13 (Sunday–missed in part one of June newsletter)**

*2:00 PM
FAIRFIELD AREA POETS
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
1076 Post Road East (Post Plaza Shopping Center), Westport
Ongoing: monthly

New poets of all ages are welcome to this family friendly open mic with the Fairfield Area Poets. More info: Frank, frankjchambers@yahoo.com.

**JUNE 14 (Monday–missed in part one of June newsletter)**

*7:00 PM
OPEN MIC POETRY EVENING
Barnes and Noble Bookstore
Stamford Town Center
100 Greyrock Place Suite H009, Stamford
Ongoing: monthly

Come listen to Frank Chambers. Frank hosts two local poetry series at Barnes & Noble Bookstores in Stamford and Westport. His poetry has appeared in publications such as “PostScript,” “Poetry Emerging,” and “Long River Run.” Come listen and join in! More info: Frank, frankjchambers@yahoo.com.

**JUNE 16 (Wednesday)**

*8:45 PM (Open Myk precedes feature: sign up starts at 7:30 PM, open read starts 7:45 PM)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT POETRY
SERIES
Blue Z Coffeehouse
127 South Main Street (Route 25) Newtown
FREE.
Ongoing: every Wednesday

Celebrate Summer Open Myk & Workshop. Loving the sun, the florals,
the leaves, the beach, the fact that SCHOOL IS OUT? (Or maybe not loving it that much….) Summer is the theme followed by a workshop by the
dynamic Wedpoetry hosting duo of Lisa Marie and Derek!More info: http://www.wedpoetry.wordpress.com.

**JUNE 17 (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 18 (Friday) – no listings**

**JUNE 19 (Saturday)**

*1:00 PM
ROSE GARDEN POETRY READING
Pond House at Elizabeth Park, Hartford
FREE.

Features: BENJAMIN S. GROSSBERG and MARGOT SCHILPP. Mr. GROSSBERG teaches poetry and creative writing at the University of Hartford. His books are “Sweet Core Orchard,” winner of the 2008 Tampa Review Prize (Univ. of Tampa, 2009), and “Underwater Lengths in a Single Breath,” winner of the 2005 Snyder Prize (Ashland Poetry Press, 2007). A chapbook, “The Auctioneer Bangs His Gavel,” was published by Kent State in 2006. His poetry is also widely represented in literary journals. Ms. SCHLIPP’s books of poems are “The World’s Last Night” (2001), “Laws of My Nature” (2005), and “Civil Twilight”(forthcoming in 2012), all published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her poems also have been widely published in literary journals. Part of the Rose Festival Weekend, this reading is sponsored by the Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens and this annual reading series is dedicated to the memory of Hugh Ogden, who had organized the program for many years. More
event info: http://stevenspoetry.org or contact Jim Finnegan jforjames@aol.com or (860) 508-2810. Elizabeth Park info: http://www.elizabethpark.org/index.html.

**JUNE 20 (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.

*4:30 – 6:00 PM
POETRY POTLUCK
The Sanctuary at Shepardfields (in the yurt)
59 Bogel Road
East Haddam
$5 suggested donation
Hosted by Suzy Lamson and Edwina Trentham
Ongoing: monthly, third Sundays

Do you love poetry? Would you like to be part of an ongoing poetry discussion group offering food for the mind and the heart? If so, come and join us at the Sanctuary yurt to discuss poetry and build community. This is not about sharing our own work but instead offers us a chance to share the work of poets we love, so you don’t have to be a poet to be part of this group. Just come and bring your love of poetry and a poem you would like to share. More info: http://www.oursanctuary.org or (860) 319-1134.

**JUNE 21 (Monday)**

*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 22 (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 23 (Wednesday)**

*6:30 PM
RIVERWOOD POETRY FESTIVAL 2010
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Carter Oak Avenue, Hartford
FREE. Donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable food items will also be accepted for the benefit of St. Vincent de Paul Place food pantry.

POETRY AND PLAYS IN PERFORMANCE. Featuring “TRAPROCK” by Jean-Ann Wertz, starring John Basinger, Richard Kamins, Tony Palmieri, and Matthew Pollack, with original music by Michael Pestel; EXCERPTS from “A LESSON BEFORE DYING”by Romulus Linney, starring Juming (Prince) Delmas and Thomas (Tito) Cornell, students in the Naugatuck Valley Community College Theatre Dept.; and an Open Mike featuring YOUR words, as well as FESTIVAL PREVIEWS. Host: Christine Beck. More info: http://riverwoodpoetry.org.

*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

Features: MARIE PONSOT and GABRIELLE CALVOCORESSI. Ms. PONSOT has published numerous works, starting at least as early as 1957. In addition to the National Book Critics Circle Award, Ms. Ponsot has won the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Prize, the Shaughnessy Medal of the Modern Language Association, and a creative writing grant from the NEA. She teaches in Columbia Univ.’s graduate writing program in NYC. Ms. CALVOCORESSI’s first collection of poems, “The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart” (2005), won the Connecticut Book Award and was shortlisted for the Northern California Book Award. She teaches in two MFA programs and in the fall of 2009, she began a visiting professorship at Bennington College. Music by COMMON GROUND jazz/world music quintet. More info: http://www.hillstead.org/activities/poetry_performseries.html#facts.

*7:00 PM
Bethlehem Public Library
Main Street South, Bethlehem

POLLY BRODY reads from and signs her latest book “Stirring Shadows.” As the title
of her book suggests, Brody portrays both the darkness of life and its
heart-stirring beauty. Dire death and a variety of other cruelties are
graphically described, but equally vivid are the possibilities of love,
redemption, mercy, and resurrection. Polly holds a Master’s degree in
Biology and is a veteran field ornithologist, as well as an active
advocate for the environment. Her work has been published in over forty
literary journals. More info: Anne Small,
(203) 266-7792; http://www.antrimhousebooks.com.

*8:45 PM (Open Myk precedes feature: sign up starts at 7:30 PM, open read
starts 7:45 PM)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT POETRY SERIES
Blue Z Coffeehouse
127 South Main Street (Route 25) Newtown
FREE.
Ongoing: every Wednesday

Feature: KIM BRIDGFORD is a professor of English at Fairfield University and editor of “Dogwood” and”Mezzo Cammin.” Her books include “Undone,” nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; “Instead of Maps,” nominated for the Poets’ Prize and “In the Extreme: Sonnets about World Records,” winner of the Donald Justice Prize. She is the Connecticut Touring Poet for 2007. More info: http://www.wedpoetry.wordpress.com.

*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 24 (Thursday)**

*6:30 PM
RIVERWOOD POETRY FESTIVAL 2010
Wood Memorial Library
783 Main Street, South Windsor
FREE. Donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable food
items will also be accepted for the benefit of St. Vincent de Paul
Place food pantry.

BLENDED ARTS: ANNIE BARRETT, ALICE-ANNE HARWOOD, and more! Poetry and art, poetry and music, poetry and …? Host: Charlie Margolis, South Windsor’s Poet Laureate. More
info: http://riverwoodpoetry.org.

*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.

*7:00 PM
Gunn Memorial Library, Inc. (in the Wykeham Room)
5 Wykeham Road, Washington

POLLY BRODY reads from her latest book “Stirring Shadows.” As the title
of her book suggests, Brody portrays both the darkness of life and its
heart-stirring beauty. Dire death and a variety of other cruelties are
graphically described, but equally vivid are the possibilities of love,
redemption, mercy, and resurrection. Polly holds a Master’s degree in
Biology and is a veteran field ornithologist, as well as an active
advocate for the environment. Her work has been published in over forty
literary journals. More info: Susan Newbury (860) 868-7586, http://www.gunnlibrary.org; http://www.antrimhousebooks.com.

*9:30 PM
RIVERWOOD POETRY FESTIVAL 2010
“The Underwood Cafe,” downstairs at Wood Memorial Library
783 Main Street, South Windsor
FREE. Donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable food
items will also be accepted for the benefit of St. Vincent de Paul
Place food pantry.

POETS WANTED: DEAD OR ALIVE. Featuring: Your favorite local poets impersonating great poets of the past. Open mikers come as your favorite dead poets, too! Host: Julia Paul. More
info: http://riverwoodpoetry.org.

**JUNE 25 (Friday)**

*6:30 PM
RIVERWOOD POETRY FESTIVAL 2010
Faxon Branch Public Library
1073 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford
FREE. Donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable food
items will also be accepted for the benefit of St. Vincent de Paul
Place food pantry.

Featuring: PIT PINEGAR, RENNIE MCQUILKIN, ELAINE BENTLY BAUGHN, and more! Host: Tom Nicotera. More
info: http://riverwoodpoetry.org.

*9:30 PM
RIVERWOOD POETRY FESTIVAL 2010
Pine Loft Pizzeria and Cafe
1474 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin
FREE. Donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable food
items will also be accepted for the benefit of St. Vincent de Paul
Place food pantry.

GET LOUD with KRISHNA HAYES, GABRIELLA ZANE… and OPEN SLAM NIGHT! Host: Victoria Rivas. More
info: http://riverwoodpoetry.org.

**JUNE 26 (Saturday)**

*1:00 PM
RIVERWOOD POETRY FESTIVAL 2010
Broad Street Books
45 Broad Street, Middletown
FREE. Donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable food
items will also be accepted for the benefit of St. Vincent de Paul
Place food pantry.

Featuring: BRICKWALK POETS. Host: Gray Jacobik. More
info: http://riverwoodpoetry.org.

*6:30 PM
RIVERWOOD POETRY FESTIVAL 2010
The Buttonwood Tree Art Space
605 Main Street, Middletown
FREE. Donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable food
items will also be accepted for the benefit of St. Vincent de Paul
Place food pantry.

Featuring: “CRUSH” ENSEMBLE. Host: Faith Vicinanza. More
info: http://riverwoodpoetry.org.

*9:30 PM
RIVERWOOD POETRY FESTIVAL 2010
Realto Cafe
50 Rapallo Avenue, Middletown
FREE. Donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable food
items will also be accepted for the benefit of St. Vincent de Paul
Place food pantry.

VICTORIA MUNOZ and more! Host: Terri Klein. More
info: http://riverwoodpoetry.org.

**JUNE 27 (Sunday)**

*1:00 PM
RIVERWOOD POETRY FESTIVAL 2010
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest Street, Hartford
FREE. Donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable food
items will also be accepted for the benefit of St. Vincent de Paul
Place food pantry.

RAVI SHANKAR and more! Host: Colin Haskins. More
info: http://riverwoodpoetry.org.

*1:00 PM
Valley Center of the Arts
119 Caroline Street, Derby
Host: Mary Ruth Roussel

SUZANNE FRISCHKORN is the author of “Girl on a
Bridge” (2010) and “Lit
Windowpane” (2008) both from Main Street Rag Publishing. In addition
she is the author of five chapbooks, most recently, “American Flamingo” (2008). She
is an Assistant Poetry Editor for “Anti- Poetry Magazine.” JEFF MOCK is the
author of “Ruthless” (2010,
Three Candles Press). He was the Assistant Editor of “The Gettysburg Review”for
seven years before joining the faculty of SCSU, where he teaches in the MFA program. MARGOT SCHILPP’s books of poetry are “Civil Twilight” (forthcoming in 2012), “Laws of My Nature” (2005), and “The World’s Last Night” (2001), all from Carnegie
Mellon Univ. Press. Her poems have appeared widely in literary
journals, and she has been a fellow at Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, the
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain). DANA SONNENSCHEIN teaches
literature and writing at Southern Connecticut State University. Her
recent publications include “Bear Country” (winner of the 2009 NFSPS Stevens Award) and “Natural Forms” (Word Press);
her earlier work is collected in the prose poem chapbooks “No Angels But These” and “Corvus.” More info: http://www.valleyartscouncil.org/contact_vac.htm.
*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.

*6:30 PM
RIVERWOOD POETRY FESTIVAL 2010
City Steam Brewery
942 Main Street, Hartford
FREE. Donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable food
items will also be accepted for the benefit of St. Vincent de Paul
Place food pantry.

THE LAST HURRAH with JOHN SUROWIECKI, MAR WALKER and more! Host: Kathryn Kelly. More
info: http://riverwoodpoetry.org.

**JUNE 28 (Monday)**

*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 29 (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 30 (Wednesday)**

*8:45 PM (Open Myk precedes feature: sign up starts at 7:30 PM, open read
starts 7:45 PM)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT POETRY
SERIES
Blue Z Coffeehouse
127 South Main Street (Route 25) Newtown
FREE.
Ongoing: every Wednesday

Feature: VAN HARTMANN teaches neoclassical and romantic literature, American literature, history of the novel, comedy, and film at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. His poems have appeared in numerous journals and his first book-length poetry collection “Shiva Dancing” has been published by texture press. More info: http://www.wedpoetry.wordpress.com.

**JULY 1 (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.

**JULY 2 (Friday)**

**JULY 3 (Saturday–Note: Holiday Weekend; check “more info” contacts for cancellations)**

**JULY 4 (Sunday–Note: Holiday Weekend; check “more info” contacts for cancellations)**

*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.

**JULY 5 (Monday–Note: Holiday Weekend; check “more info” contacts for cancellations)**

*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: TBA. 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.

**JULY 6 (Tuesday)**

*7:00 PM
Broad Street Books
45 Broad Street, Middletown
FREE. Hosted by Brian Mitchard
Ongoing: monthly, first Tuesdays. Open Mike after feature.

Feature: TBA. Tune in to J-Cherry Presents every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.
on 88.1 FM WESU in Middletown to hear from local artists from across all genres. On the first Tuesday of every month, J-Cherry hosts our
featured poet on the show!! More info, call Brian at Broad Street Books: (860) 685-7323.

*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

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

**JULY 7 (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: . Music by . More info: http://www.hillstead.org/activities/poetry_performseries.html#facts.

*8:45 PM (Open Myk precedes feature: sign up starts at 7:30 PM, open read
starts 7:45 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, featuring ! 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.

***OTHER SPOKEN WORD AND LITERARY EVENTS IN CONNECTICUT***

**JUNE 10 (Thursday)**

*6:30 PM
WRITERS OUT LOUD
Green Street Arts Center
51 Green Street, Middletown
$5 non-members of Green Street; $3 members. Hosts: Al Bower and Cocomo Rock.
Ongoing: monthly, second Thursdays

Now that it’s–unofficially–the summer season, I’m sure some of
you have other plans, but we’ve built such a core group of participants
that I don’t fear the disappointing turnouts of last year. You’ve made
WOL a support system, entertainment venue, feedback fountain and nexus
for novitiates. The community resource that we are has already extended
beyond Middletown, crept toward state lines and at least twice drawn
readers from outside CT. Who knows? Perhaps one day we’ll gain a modicum of national attention. (My glass is always half full.) I dream big; sue me. Wal-mart began as one store; now look at the monster it’s become.
With Cocomo’s spirit at the helm, anything’s possible. Not to mention you creative prose people who share your
literary spores. I see the tree for the forest. We’re all growing and
spreading outward. A wonderful thing. So I hope to see any of you who can possibly be there next
Thursday. Blessings and peace, Al. More info: 860-685-7871.

***EVENTS OVER THE BORDER***

**JUNE 17 (Thursday)**

*7:00 PM
East Fishkill Community Library
348 Route 376
Hopewell Junction, NY

POLLY BRODY reads from her latest book “Stirring Shadows.” As the title of her book suggests, Brody portrays both the darkness of life and its heart-stirring beauty. Dire death and a variety of other cruelties are graphically described, but equally vivid are the possibilities of love, redemption, mercy, and resurrection. Polly holds a Master’s degree in Biology and is a veteran field ornithologist, as well as an active advocate for the environment. Her work has been published in over forty literary journals. More info: Cindy Dubinski, reference@eastfishkilllibrary.org; http://www.antrimhousebooks.com.

The web site that hosts the calendar version of this newsletter also hosts poetry calendars for several other states. Check it out! http://poetz.com/calendars-galore.

Lori Desrosiers lists events in Western Massachusetts, as well as some CT events, every week in her newsletter, “The Poetry News.” Check it out at: http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-28879-Western-Massachusetts-Poetry-Examiner%7Ey2010m3d4-Poet.

Dan Wilcox covers the Albany poetry scene and emails events to members of the Poetry Motel Foundation Google group. Check out and/or subscribe to the group at http://groups.google.com/group/poetry-motel-foundation?h1=en.

***WORKSHOPS, WRITING PROGRAMS, ETC.***

**JUNE 13 (Sunday)**
(and/or JULY 11, AUGUST 15, OCTOBER 17, NOVEMBER 14, DECEMBER 12)

SUNDAY WRITING RETREATS WITH SHARON CHARDE
$75 for the day, or $65 each if you sign up for 4 or more Sundays.

If you are longing for some space and time to write, to connect with a powerful, ongoing writing community of great women, to withdraw from your busy life for the better part of a Sunday, to eat delicious food in a comfortable and relaxed setting, please register for one of my Sunday writing retreats in Lakeville, CT, by calling (860) 435-0110 or emailing me at sharchar@sbcglobal.net. Check out my web site, http://www.SharonCharde.com for more details. – Sharon Charde.

**JUNE 21 (Monday)**

*5:00 – 7:00 PM
Danbury Library
170 Main Street, Danbury
Ongoing: monthly, third Mondays

The Connecticut Poetry Society sponsors a writing workshop at Danbury
Library on the third Monday of each month, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, in the second floor Conference Room. Newcomers are always welcome. Bring samples of your work for sharing and critique in an
informal, supportive setting. Bring 1 or 2 poems, with 5 or 6 copies to share. Or just come
to listen and respond. For more information, contact Doris at dmh2000@sbcglobal.net.

**JUNE 30 (Wednesday)**

*6:00 – 7:30 PM
THE STORIES YOU LIVED: PUTTING YOUR LIFE INTO WORDS
New Haven Free Public Library
133 Elm Street, New Haven
FREE. Free parking available.

Writing consultant and author PATRICIA LAPIDUS will show participants how to retrieve the details that bring a story to life. This seminar offers writing exercises that open up a story, and time for sharing your work. We will also take a look at several memoir styles. Participants should bring their own writing materials–and coffee, if desired!

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Responses

  1. What makes poetry so wonderful is the fact that it involves all of life, every concern, every desire, and every feeling. If something has some great significance to a person’s existence, then it has a great significance in poetry as well.

  2. […] More CT poetry calendar June 2010 1 comment 4 […]

  3. Blessings,

    I noticed you had my show “MIC2SOUL” listed here during a prior newsletter. Do you need me to send you updated information for 2011? I was looking for your personal e-mail so I could get in touch with you but am not having much luck finding it through here. Feel free to e-mail me @ MIC2SOUL@gmail.com

    Thank You


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