Posted by: shorelineclusterpoets/NE Fowl | August 8, 2010

Connecticut area poetry events

Some events in the state that poets might enjoy. 

AUGUST 8 (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.

*2:00 PM
FAIRFIELD AREA POETS
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
1076 Post Road East, Westport (Post Plaza Shopping Center)
Ongoing: monthly, second Sunday
New poets of all ages are welcome to this family-friendly open mic with the
Fairfield Area Poets. More info: contact Frank at frankjchambers@yahoo.com, or
call Barnes and Noble: 203-221-7955

**AUGUST 9 (Monday)**

*7:00 PM (sign up starts at 6:00 PM)
OPEN MIC
Huntington Street Cafe
90 Huntington Street, Shelton
Ongoing: monthly, second Monday

Hello! My name is Dorothy and I am the owner of Written Words Bookstore in
Shelton, CT. We recently partnered with the Huntington Street Cafe in Huntington
to offer a location for published and closet poets to gather and share their
passion of poetry with open mic readings. Everyone is welocme! Please help
spread the word! The Huntington Street Cafe is located at 90 Huntington Street,
Shelton, CT 06484. More info: Dorothy Sim-Broder, Written Words Bookstore, Tel:
203-944-0400; http://www.writtenwordsbookstore.com. Huntington St. Cafe: 203-925-9064;
http://huntingtonstreetcafe.com.

*7:00 PM
OPEN MIC POETRY EVENING
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
100 Greyrock Place, Suite H009 (Stamford Town Center), Stamford
Ongoing: monthly, second Mondays

Feature: Dasha Walters. Plus Open Mike. More info:
http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/storelocator/stores.aspx?pageType=eventList&storecount=5&radius=25&month=&day=ANY&sat=20#content

or 203-323-1248.

*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.

**AUGUST 10 (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.

**AUGUST 11 (Wednesday)**

*7:00 PM
BOOK LAUNCH
RJ Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road, Madison
Admission: $5 (can be applied to the cost of any book purchased)

SUZANNE LEVINE will read from her new book, Haberdasher’s Daughter.The reading
will be followed by a Prosecco reception and book signing. Reservations and more
info: 203 245-3959.

*8:45 PM (Open Myk precedes feature: sign up starts at 7:30 PM, open read starts
7:45 PM)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT POETRY SERIES
“The Garage” (Newtown Teen Center)
53 Church Hill Road, Newtown
$3 suggested donation.
Ongoing: every Wednesday

Note: Series has recently relocated to the address listed above.

Feature: LESLIE MCGRATH. Poetry editing workshop at the end of the evening each
week. (HURRAY!) Bring copies of poems you’d like to work on… 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.

**AUGUST 12 (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.

**AUGUST 13 (Friday–sorry, no listings)**

**AUGUST 14 (Saturday–sorry, no listings)**

**AUGUST 15 (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.

**AUGUST 16 (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.

**AUGUST 17 (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

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

**AUGUST 18 (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
“The Garage” (Newtown Teen Center)
53 Church Hill Road, Newtown
$3 suggested donation.
Ongoing: every Wednesday

Note: Series has recently relocated to the address listed above.

Feature: Elizabeth Thomas. Poetry editing workshop at the end of the evening
each week. (HURRAY!) Bring copies of poems you’d like to work on… More info:
http://www.wedpoetry.wordpress.com.

**AUGUST 19 (Thursday)**

*12:30-2:00 PM

TIME OUT FOR POETRY
Scranton Library, Local History Room
801 Boston Post Road, Madison
FREE. Host: Susannah Graedel.
Ongoing: monthly, third Thursdays

Ogden Nash, Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, Dr. Seuss, Emily Dickinson and
maybe even the Burma Shave verses will live again, as Madison area residents are
invited to share their favorite poems. This informal gathering welcomes those
who wish to share two or three short poems, or simply to listen. “Time Out for
Poetry” will provide, as Robert Frost defined poetry, “a momentary stay against
confusion.” This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Scranton Library.
More info: call Susannah Graedel at 203-421-1961.

*7:00 (Doors open at 6:30)
THE POETRY INSTITUTE – NEW HAVEN
The Young Men’s Institute Library
847 Chapel Street, New Haven
FREE.
Ongoing: monthly, third Thursdays

Feature: Marianella Medrano-Marra. Great Poetry in a warm, friendly environment.
Open mic precedes feature. Arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the open
mic. More info: http://thepoetryinstitute.com.

*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.

*7:30 – 9:00 PM
OPEN MIC
Borders Bookstore
1041 High Ridge Road (near Merritt Pkwy. exit 35), Stamford
Ongoing: monthly, third Thursdays

More info: 203-968-9700.

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