Posted by: shorelineclusterpoets/NE Fowl | December 19, 2010

Poetry calendar for Connecticut (through end of 2010)

Take a look at these great events happening between now and the end of the year…

**DECEMBER 20 (Monday)**

*8:00 PM (start) 7:30 PM (sign up)
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

**DECEMBER 21 (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

**DECEMBER 22 (Wednesday)**

*7:30 PM
GOOD COMPANY with Howard Abhay Banow
Studio 59
59 Barber Street, Torrington
Admission: $15 at the door; $12 prepaid (4 for $45)
Ongoing: every Wednesday

Meditation Relaxation Sessions sun meditation. Take time out to unwind and
relax in the Good Company of HOWARD ABHAY BANOW, who brings his own songs and
poems, guitar and drums, favorite lines of others’ mystical poetry, and wealth
of experience as a teacher of meditation to this gathering. He invites you to
bring

your voices and ears, so we can create together the atmosphere of satsangha –
good company. As administrator at the Jain Meditation International Center in
New York City, Howard taught meditation, Hatha Yoga, and shared his music. From
1988 to 1995 he created and ran the Canton-based Evergreen Center for Stress
Management. Now he is reaching out to share a unique “open way” based on
teachings Eastern and Native American. Let go and tune in to a deeper part of
your inner Self. Whatever your spiritual Path, you are welcome. RSVP and more
info: 860-482-6801.

*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, second and fourth Wednesdays

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.

**DECEMBER 23 (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.

**DECEMBER 24 (Friday)–sorry, no listings**

**DECEMBER 25 (Saturday)–sorry, no listings**

**DECEMBER 26 (Sunday)**

*2:00 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.

**DECEMBER 27 (Monday)**

*7:15 PM
MONDAY NIGHT POETRY
Barnes & Noble Bookstore (Stamford Town Center)
100 Greyrock Place Suite H009, Stamford
Ongoing: monthly, second Monday

Please come and listen to local poets, bring a favorite poem, or read your own
at the Open Mike. More info: 203-323-1248.

*8:00 PM (start) 7:30 PM (sign up)
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 .

**DECEMBER 28 (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.

**DECEMBER 29 (Wednesday)**

*7:30 PM
GOOD COMPANY with Howard Abhay Banow
Studio 59
59 Barber Street, Torrington
Admission: $15 at the door; $12 prepaid (4 for $45)
Ongoing: every Wednesday

Meditation Relaxation Sessions sun meditation. Take time out to unwind and relax
in the Good Company of HOWARD ABHAY BANOW, who brings his own songs and poems,
guitar and drums, favorite lines of others’ mystical poetry, and wealth of
experience as a teacher of meditation to this gathering. He invites you to bring
your voices and ears, so we can create together the atmosphere of satsangha –
good company. As administrator at the Jain Meditation International Center in
New York City, Howard taught meditation, Hatha Yoga, and shared his music. From
1988 to 1995 he created and ran the Canton-based Evergreen Center for Stress
Management. Now he is reaching out to share a unique “open way” based on
teachings Eastern and Native American. Let go and tune in to a deeper part of
your inner Self. Whatever your spiritual Path, you are welcome. RSVP and more
info: 860-482-6801.

**DECEMBER 30 (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.

**DECEMBER 31 (Friday)–sorry, no listings**

**JANUARY 1, 2011 (Saturday)–sorry, no listings**

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

**DECEMBER 19 (Sunday)**

*4:00 PM
READING & BOOK SIGNING
Farmington River Literary Arts Center, Millrace Books
40 Mill Lane, Farmington
$10 (admission fee can be applied toward a book and is forgiven for those
reading in the open mic event that follows the reading; FRLAC Founders and
Sustainers 20% discount)

Feature: WILSON H. FAUDE, author of HIDDEN HISTORY OF CONNECTICUT (just
published) will share the unique stories of the Connecticut Christmas traditions
described in his book. Mr. Faude is uniquely positioned to write this book. For
12 years he was chairman of the Connecticut Historical Society and currently
serves as the archivist for the city of Hartford. Mr.Faude’s talk will be
followed by booksigning and refreshments. Open Mic participants are encouraged

to share their ‘hidden stories’ of Connecticut with Mr. Faude and guests. More
info: (860) 677-9662.

***EVENTS OVER THE BORDER***

**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.poetrynewscalendar.com/

**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.***

***SUBMIT YOUR STUFF***

**CONNECTICUT MUSE WINTER ISSUE: Submission deadline: ASAP.**

Hello Literary Friends, I’m preparing the winter issue of Connecticut Muse and
would love to include your news: new releases, speaking engagements, etc. Read
any good books lately that you’d like to review? Please let me know. Also, if
you would like to share personal thoughts on the writing and/or reading life,
I’d love to hear about those as well. The newsletter will be published during
the first week of January, so please send me your news as soon as possible. If
you would like to advertise your book or your services, please advise and I will
send you the advertising rates. An ad in CT Muse is a great way to reach fellow
bibliophiles. Best regards, Patricia D’Ascoli, Publisher, Connecticut Muse. More
info: pfdasc@aol.com or http://www.connecticutmuse.com .

**SCISSORTAIL CREATIVE WRITING FESTIVAL: Submission deadline: January 4, 2011 –
early submissions and confirmations strongly encouraged: space is limited.
Reading schedule will be set by February 1.**

East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma Presents the 6th Annual Scissortail
Creative Writing Festival March 31- April 2, 2011. Featuring: Jonis Agee, Aaron
Gwyn, Billie Letts, and Larry D. Thomas. The Scissortail Festival celebrates
published, established and emerging authors reading from their creative works of
poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. (No workshops, how-to, propaganda or
pre-arranged panels are acceptable). Reading sessions will be mixed-genre and
styles and will consist of 3 – 4 readers per session. Authors should plan for 15
– 20 minutes (maximum) reading time (including fiction!) Email submissions
encouraged. Submit a brief cover letter with complete contact information and a
brief career narrative along with title of your program and sample/s of work to
be considered. Send email submissions to: khada@ecok.edu. Identify
“Scissortail Submission” in the subject line. You may also mail submissions to:
Dr. Hada, Department of English & Languages, East Central University, 1100 E.
14th St. Ada, OK 74820. Participants are not charged registration fees. Please
check your calendar before submitting. See
http://www.ecuscissortail.blogspot.com for information and updates. Special
thanks to primary supporters: Dr. Darryl Fisher, ECU Cultural Activities and The
Oklahoma Arts Council.

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