Posted by: shorelineclusterpoets | December 26, 2010

Connecticut poetry calendar for the end of 2010 and beyond.

Calendar for the rest of the year is below…**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 (8:00 – 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 (8:00 – 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**

**JANUARY 2 (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 (8:00 – 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.

**JANUARY 3 (Monday)** NOTE: Today being many people’s day off for New Year’s
Day, check “more info” contacts to see if events are running.

*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

**JANUARY 4 (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

**JANUARY 5 (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.

*8:45 PM (Open Myk precedes feature: sign up 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

Feature: ANNUAL WELCOME THE NEW YEAR HAIKU SLAM. Welcome in the new year with
WNPS’s second annual Haiku Slam. Bring your haikus, write some on the spot.
The winner will need 20-35 haikus. (Haikus may be titled or not, American form
or not.) A round consists of five haikus, two poets, poet to poet competition
and one poet moves to the next round. Prizes for the top two poets. This
fast-paced, raucous, and serious haiku event is high energy, thought provoking,
inspiring, fun, electric, and very memorable. Bring haikus for the open mike if
you got ‘em and don’t wanna’ slam ‘em. A great way to ease into 2011. Poetry
editing workshop at the end of the evening each week. (HURRAY!) Bring 6 or so
copies of poems you’d like to work on… More info:
http://www.wedpoetry.wordpress.com.

**JANUARY 6 (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 (8:00 – 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.

**JANUARY 7 (Friday)–sorry, no listings**

**JANUARY 8 (Saturday)–sorry, no listings**

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

***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.comor 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.

**NAUGATUCK RIVER REVIEW: Open Submissions for the summer issue (no fee) January
1 – March 15, 2011.**

We accept ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ONLY through our online submission manager.
Emailed submissions and mailed submissions will not be considered. During the
submission period ONLY please submit no more than 3 unpublished NARRATIVE poems
of no more than 50 lines through the online submission manager. Please remove
your name from your file,as the poetry is read blind by our editorial staff.
Questions ONLY: Feel free to email us at naugatuckriver@aol.com. During the
open submission period in the winter, all accepted contributors will receive a
copy of the journal. Multiple submissions are discouraged, but simultaneous
submissions are fine, as long as you inform us right away if your poem is
accepted elsewhere. We claim first American publication rights, however rights
revert to the author after the initial publication period. We prefer work that
has not been previously published. The Naugatuck River Review is dedicated to
publishing narrative poetry in the tradition of great narrative poets such as
Gerald Stern, Philip Levine or James Wright. We are open to many styles of
poetry, looking for narrative that sings, which means the poem has a strong
emotional core and the narrative is compressed. So, make us laugh and cry, make
chills run down our spines. Knock us off our feet! More info:
http://naugatuckriverreview.wordpress.com/submissions/ .

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