Posted by: shorelineclusterpoets/NE Fowl | June 22, 2011

End of June poetry events in Connecticut

Take a  look at these interesting events in state in the coming weeks…

**JUNE 23 (Thursday)**

*5:00 – 8:00 PM
BLUE MONDAY POETS’ SOCIETY
Downtown Gallery, First Floor, New Britain Artists’ Co-Op bldg.
66 West Main St., New Britain (Park on street or in city garage 1/2 block
north of gallery on Washington St.–free after 5 PM.)
FREE. Host: Donald Weinman
Ongoing: every Thursday.

Although Donald Weidman’s “Blue Monday Poets’ Society” meets on Thursdays,
Weidman is quick to point out that the expression “Blue Monday” is itself a
poetic metaphor and no reason why the society should meet on a Monday. As a
matter of fact, Weinman believes Thursday is a better day. “It gives us time
to get over our blue Monday.” Weinman imposes no structure on the group. He
anticipates a variety of poets who want to become a part of the communal
sharing. All interested poets or those who just want to hear poetry read and
recited are welcome.

*5:30-6:15 PM
CT FREEDOM TRAIL READINGS AND LECTURE
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St., New Haven
As the nation memorializes the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War, Connecticut honors its diverse cultural history. Robert Stanton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Interior, former Director of the National Park Service, and noted African-American environmentalist will talk about the importance to preserve and commemorate heritage sites. In this presentation, poets KATE RUSHIN, GABRIELLE CALVOCORESSI, JARITA DAVIS, RANDALL HORTON, BESSY REYNA, and RAVI SHANKAR  recite the poetry they wrote to celebrate CT Freedom Trail sites. Moderated by Laura Wexler, Professor of American Studies at Yale University. More info: http://www.artidea.org/event.php?id=440

*8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
BEAN & LEAF OPEN MIKE POETRY READING
Bean & Leaf Cafe
13 Washington St., New London
Hosted by Ray Cruz or Guest
Host
Ongoing: every Thursday

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 24 (Friday)**

**JUNE 25 (Saturday)**

**JUNE 26 (Sunday)**

*1:00-4:00 PM
POETS SPEAKING OUT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest St., Hartford

Featuring EILEEN ALBRIZIO, JEAN-YVES SOLINGA, ELIZABETH THOMAS, and DAN WILCOX. In a talk-back following the reading, the poets will share their process of responding to societal issues through their art. Sponsored by Riverwood Poetry Series, Inc. More info: http://www.riverwoodpoetry.org or http://www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org/ or 860-522-9258.
**JUNE 27 (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.comhttp://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
Café 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 28 (Tuesday)**

*6:45 – 8:45 PM
NEW HAVEN CHAPTER – CT POETRY SOCIETY
Hamden Library, Preview Room (main floor)
Ongoing: Last Tuesday of the month (upcoming dates: July 28 and August 30)
Poets’ critique group. More info: email Christine Beck at lissitzyn@comcast.net

*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 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. 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.

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

Feature: ZENO’S EROS. 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./

**JUNE 30 (Thursday)**

*5:00 – 8:00 PM
BLUE MONDAY
POETS’ SOCIETY
Downtown Gallery, First Floor, New Britain Artists’ Co-Op bldg.
66 West Main St., New Britain (Park on street or in city garage 1/2 block
north of gallery on Washington St.–free after 5 PM.)
FREE. Host: Donald Weinman
Ongoing: every Thursday.

Although Donald Weinman’s “Blue Monday Poets’ Society” meets on Thursdays,
Weidman is quick to point out
that the expression “Blue Monday” is itself
a poetic metaphor and no reason why the society should meet on a Monday. As
a matter of fact, Weinman believes Thursday is a better day. “It gives us
time to get over our blue Monday.” Weinman imposes no structure on the
group. He anticipates a variety of poets who want to become a part of the
communal sharing. All interested poets or those who just want to hear
poetry read and recited are welcome.

*8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
BEAN & LEAF OPEN MIKE POETRY READING
Bean & Leaf Cafe
13 Washington St., New
London
Hosted by Ray Cruz or Guest Host
Ongoing: every Thursday

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 1 (Friday)**

**JULY 2 (Saturday)**

*2:00 – 4:00 PM
OPEN MIKE POETRY READING
New Britain Public Library, Community Room
20 High St., New Britain
Host: The Poet Amin
Ongoing: monthly, first Saturdays

Open to poets ages 16 – 100! Bring at least 2 poems to read! More info: 860-224-3155, ext. 125.
***EVENTS OVER THE BORDER***

**JUNE 18 & 19 (Saturday and Sunday)
3:30 and 6:00 PM (Saturday)
4:30 and 6:30 PM (Sunday)
2011 BOSTON IRISH FESTIVAL (Times are for poetry readings; festival runs 6:00 –
10:00 PM, Friday; 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Saturday; 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Sunday)
Authors’ Tent
Irish Cultural Centre
200 New Boston Rd
Canton, MA 02021

Feature: DAVID SURETTE. Ample Parking is available off of Rt. 138 in the Canton
Business Park. Available lots will be marked for
Festival Parking with shuttles
running from lots to festival entrance every 10 minutes. Please follow signs
for festival off of Rt. 138 and you will be directed to the appropriate
available parking lots. Sales and signing at the Irish Cultural Centre Library
all day. More info: (781) 821-8291 festival@irishculture.org
http://www.bostonirishfestival.info/

**JUNE 29 (Wednesday)
*7:00 PM
POETRY AT THE MAIN STREET CAFE
Main Street Café
122 Main St., N. Easton, MA

Featured poet: DAVID R. SURETTE. Plus open mic. More info: Poetryman1@comcast.net orThe Main St. Cafe 1-(508)-238-6788.

**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

**Summer poetry programs at THE FROST PLACE, Franconia, NH: http://www.frostplace.org.

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

**JUNE 16-20, 2011 (Thursday – Monday; one-day program also
available on
Saturday, June 18)
WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WRITERS CONFERENCE

The Conference welcomes new writers, established writers, and everyone
interested in the writer’s craft. Join us and work with a faculty of
nationally known writers, editors, and agents. Please call me if you
would like to discuss the program. I would love to hear about your
work, and I look forward to seeing you in June. Anne Greene,

Director: agreene@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-3604. More info:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/writing/conference/

**JUNE 20 1:30-3:30 p.m. (second of two Mondays)
POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP
Farmington River Literary Arts Center, Millrace Books
40 Mill Lane, Farmington
$100.

Instructor: GERI
RADACSI, published poet, journalist and creative writing
teacher. Turn your memories into poetry. Perspectives of self, voice, narrative
and place will be discussed as your memories take poetic form.

**JUNE 24 – JULY 1, 2011 (Friday – Friday)
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S WRITING GUILD – 34th ANNUAL SUMMER CONFERENCE

The International Women’s Writing Guild was founded in 1976 for the empowerment

of women through writing, and our members have achieved remarkable success in
the publishing world. In addition to professional development, many of our
conference attendees
say they also experience joyful personal transformations
and creative awakening as a result of their participation. The 34th Annual
Summer Conference is open to all women regardless of professional portfolio. We
feature…
* 40 separate workshops across all areas of the writing spectrum
* Workshop directors from every part of the world
* A uniquely welcoming atmosphere where creativity can flourish
* Exciting and diverse attendees
* Frequent get-togethers for readings, sharing and supportive critiquing

Since 1976, the IWWG Women’s Writing Conferences have been responsible for the
publication of hundreds of books in major houses. Join us and celebrate writing
in the company of kindred spirits! For a detailed agenda visit us online at
http://iwwg.org/2011-summer-conference

**JULY 17 (See more dates below!)
SUNDAY WRITING RETREATS WITH SHARON CHARDE

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 sharoncharde@gmail.com. $75 for the day, or $65 each if you sign up for 4 or more Sundays. Check out my web site, http://www.sharoncharde.com/ for 
more details and testimonials by former participants.

ADDITIONAL DATES FOR 2011 are Nov. 6 and Dec. 4, as well as a four day weekend in Block Island (Sep. 30-Oct. 3), and an ongoing ten-week Tue. session from 5-7:30. All retreats are held at my Lakeville home (except Block Island).

**WRITER’S FELLOWSHIPS AVAILABLE (ongoing)

Wisdom House Retreat and
Conference Center announces that applications are
available online for a new fellowship program for low-income writers from the
Greater Hartford area to attend the retreat center in Litchfield. Applicants
must be at least 21 years old. Application and more info:
http://www.wisdomhouse.org/writersProgram.html

***SUBMIT YOUR STUFF***

**Dear Connecticut Book Lover,
I am
putting together the summer issue of Connecticut Muse and would love to
receive your news: New Releases, Appearances, and Book Talks for July, August
and September. Recommended Reading? It would be great to have mini-reviews of
newly released books to include in the next issue. Writing Advice? Tips for new
writers – always welcome! Interviews with authors, short fiction, or poetry –
please let me know if you would like to contribute. Thank you, Patricia
D’Ascoli, Editor, Connecticut Muse.

**Hill-Stead Museum, home of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival is pleased to
announce THEODATE, a seasonal on-line poetry journal.
On-line submissions are
now being accepted for the inaugural issue: Fall/Winter 2011-12. THEODATE
accepts only on-line submissions of unpublished poetry for its New Works section
and The Daily Ekphrasis. More info: email Brad Davis, editor, at
theodate@hillstead.org

**CADUCEUS. Deadline: July 30, 2011.

Caduceus, a collection of poetry, is accepting submissions. 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 and more info:
http://www.yalemedicalgroup.org/artplace/Mainartplace.html

**COMMON GROUND REVIEW Fall/Winter issue. Deadline: August 31, 2011.

Submit up to three poems. We will also showcase a short work of creative
non-fiction in the Fall/Winter issue. Submit only one per issue. We look for
well-crafted poems under 61 lines. Poems should be single-spaced indicating
stanza breaks. If other than single spacing is integral to the poem, please
indicate where breaks occur. Creative non-fiction must be no more than 12 pages,
double-spaced. Manuscripts must bear the author’s name, address, email address
and phone number. A brief biography and SASE must also be included. We will
accept simultaneous submissions, but we do not accept previously published work.
If you intend to submit work simultaneously, tell us so in your submission cover
letter. However, once we have notified you of an acceptance, it will be
published as a first time publication. All rights revert back to the author
after publication. We do not accept responsibility for incorrect guidelines
obtained from other websites or outdated sources.

Send all work to Janet Bowdan, Editor, E-5309
Western New England College
1215
Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01119

More info: http://cgreview.org Questions? Mail to editors@cgreview.org/

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