Posted by: shorelineclusterpoets | December 18, 2011

Meeting Tuesday!

We will have a meeting this week, on Tuesday, Dec. 20 in the Scranton Library. I would like a head count if possible, due to buy schedules I understand if you cannot be there, but please give me a heads up.  Thank you!

 

Please see below for the poetry events for the rest of the year.

DECEMBER 19 (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

**DECEMBER 20 (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 Sturkatscpoets@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 21 (Wednesday)**

*7:00 PM
BREAD BOX FOLK SERIES
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
220 Valley St., Willimantic
Suggested donation $5.00 (for musicians and audience). Hosted by Bruce John.
Ongoing:
monthly, third Wednesday

Bread Box Folk Series, Acoustic Artist Showcase (music and spoken word). Light refreshments served. More info: http://www.breadboxfolk.org.

*7:30 PM
GOOD COMPANY with Howard Abhay Banow
Studio 59
59 Barber St., 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.

**DECEMBER 22 (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.

*8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
BEAN & LEAF OPEN MIKE POETRY READING
Bean & Leaf Café
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.

**DECEMBER 23 (Friday)**

*8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:30; after party at 10:00)
THE MIC2SOUL EXPERIENCE
$7 admission ($5 for after party only w/DJ Nervioso)

A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS EDITION, featuring LIVmusic: JANAE’ SMITH, C. IVAN OSBORN, BE’KAH, AJA WILSON, with spoken word artist MS. TABU and THE MIC2SOUL EXPERIENCE BAND. Musical Guests Include: NEKITA WALLER, EVELYN DILLON, PERRY MAPP. Special Musical Guest: DARIUS BOOKER. OPEN MIC Cypher throughout after party. TASTEFUL material welcomed. More info: themic2soulexp@gmail.com or call 347-808-SOUL.

**DECEMBER 24 (Saturday)**

**DECEMBER 25 (Sunday)**

**DECEMBER 26 (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

**DECEMBER 27 (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 28 (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.

*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 29 (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 Café
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.

**DECEMBER 30 (Friday)**

**DECEMBER  31 (Saturday)**

***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

**Dear poets, Allow me to introduce myself.  I am a web designer from Brooklyn and I run the world’s largest open mic website. If you are looking for poetry open mics in NYC, you can now find them here – http://badslava.com/nyc-poetry-mics.htm   Please take one minute to check out my website and let me know what you think. Your main man, Slava

***WORKSHOPS, WRITING PROGRAMS, ETC.***
Editor’s note: Workshops which are part of one-day poetry events and do not require prior registration are listed with the rest of the poetry
events, above.

*JANUARY 15, 2012 (Sunday)
1:30 – 5:00 PM
CHILDHOOD REMINISCENCE: WRITING POEMS BASED ON CHILDHOOD 
MEMORIES
Hill-Stead Museum (in the
Makeshift
Theater building)
35 Mountain Rd., Farmington
$20 for members, $25 for members-to-be.

With RENNIE MCQUILKIN. Rennie will read poems prompted by childhood memories and discuss strategies
for writing poetry or prose based on such memories. Since one of those strategies involves delving into family photo albums, participants are asked to bring such albums or single childhood photos. The final part of the workshop will be devoted to writing. REGISTER EARLY! Space is limited. Call 860.677.4787 ext 134 or email poetry@hillstead.org.

 Stay later and bring a dish to share  for the free community potluck dinner (5:30-7:00 p.m.) and “The Haunted Shelves of Hillstead,” a new play by Connecticut poets Terri Klein and Pat Hale, featuring the poetry and “spirits” of poets from the Hill-Stead’s library. The play runs from 7-8 p.m. and admission is free. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/134706906640034/

*JANUARY 18 – FEBRUARY 22 (Wednesdays)
12:30 – 2:00 PM
POETRY BROWN BAG with Marcelle Soviero, MFA
Westport Writers’ Workshop
3 Sylvan Road South, Westport
COST: $195 for 6-week session.
MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE: 10
More info: http://www.westportwritersworkshop.com/event_detail.asp?PageID=10963

Be inspired and nourished at the same time! Bring your lunch and your poetry to this informal, focused workshop where you can share your work and develop your craft in a lively and supportive atmosphere. Participants of all writing levels will write and revise poems with an aim to achieve fine-tuned, well-crafted pieces suitable for publication — or sheer satisfaction. The majority of each session will be spent discussing and critquing participants’ work. Participants may work on new poems, poems-in-progress and/or longer poems. Emphasis will be on the writing craft. Craft topics include imagery, musicality, structure and voice. Marcelle Soviero, a poet by training, is the author of The Body That Wants, an award winning poetry chapbook. Her poem-play “Diary Written from the West Wing,” was performed in
Rhode Island. She has also published hundreds of nonfiction articles and personal essays. Marcelle has an MFA in English/Poetry from New York University
and a BA in Creative Studies from Hofstra University.

*MARCH 18 (Sunday)
1:30 – 5:00 PM
AN HOMAGE TO THE HOMAGE: WHAT CLOSE MODELING CAN TEACH US ABOUT WRITING POEMS
Hill-Stead Museum (in the Makeshift Theater building)
35 Mountain Rd., Farmington
$20 for members, $25 for members-to-be.

WIth STEVE STRAIGHT. In this workshop participants will work from published poems to produce their own new work.  Examples
will be provided, but those attending are encouraged to bring one
or two short poems by other poets they admire. REGISTER EARLY! Space is
limited. Call 860.677.4787 ext 134 or email poetry@hillstead.org.

*MAY 19 (Sunday)
1:30 – 5:00 PM
TELL ME A SECRET: WRITING YOUR MEMOIR
Hill-Stead Museum (in the Makeshift Theater building)
35 Mountain Rd., Farmington
$20 for members, $25 for members-to-be.

With Bessy Reyna. Participants will find new ways to mine the richness of the stories of their
lives. REGISTER EARLY! Space is limited. Call
860.677.4787 ext 134 or email poetry@hillstead.org.

*JUNE 14-17 (Thursday-Sunday)
Wesleyan Writers Conference
Cost: See website, http://www.wesleyan.edu/writers
Register now at http://www.wesleyan.edu/writers. Apply now for a fellowship or scholarship, register online to reserve your manuscript consultation, or check our website for a list of faculty.

Join us at this summer’s program: The Novel, Short Story, Poetry, Nonfiction, Memoir,         Journalism, New Media, Writing for TV. Special Sessions: Writing about Science and Medicine, Writing about Food and Travel, Selecting an MFA Program, Preparing Your Work for Publication.

Work with a faculty of distinguished writers, editors and agents. They offer careful attention to your work and useful publishing advice. Both established and new writers are welcome. The conference also features a rich program of seminars, workshops, lectures, readings and panel discussions. More info: http://www.wesleyan.edu/writers
**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***

** Hello, The ‘Occupy Poetry’ page and site on Facebook is actually the poets’ front taking action for change and poetry readers and fans of all kinds who support this quiet revolution. Please publish your poems and like it.  https://www.facebook.com/Poets.poems . Your support can change something in the poetry publishing life. Your poems and comments are welcome. Best Regards, Margie Bensson. More info: https://www.facebook.com/Poets.poems

**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

**THREE VOICES: 191914 Ministries, Inc. accepting submissions for online publication “Three Voices”: Creative, Spiritual,  and Recovery – check website for details. http://www.191914.com/submissns.html .

**R.I.N.O.K & STOPPING THE SILENCE ANTHOLOGY. Deadline: February 15, 2012.
“THE ANTHOLOGY”: R.I.N.O.K (Rape Is Not OK!!!) and STOPPING THE SILENCE collaboration. Two powerful young women (Spoken Word Poetess Tabitha “MsTabu” Marie and
Authoress Taquila Thompson) merge their movements together with a mission to save souls and change the world!!! Stopping The Silence and R.I.N.O.K are currently compiling poetry, artwork, testimonies, and other relevant material on the subject of RAPE and SEXUAL ABUSE to Stop The Silence and promote the fact that Rape Is Not Ok through this anthology. All of the proceeds from the book will be generated for the cause.
 
WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORIES!!! WE ARE LISTENING!!! WE NEED, VALUE AND APPRECIATE YOUR HELP 🙂 WE CANNOT MAKE THIS HAPPEN WITHOUT YOU.
 
GUIDELINES:
You may submit up to two pieces of your original *POETRY*, artwork, testimonies, lyrics, spiritually/God led “revelations,” diary entries, inspirations, prayers, and virtually anything that pertains to the subject of rape
and sexual abuse and stands for this cause. We need both men and women to contribute to this project. You do not have to live in
the United States to participate. We need both victims and survivors of rape, and also people who would like to fight with us. This anthology will be published and circulating around the world, so all material will be exposed to diverse crowds of people.

Send submissions in one e-mail to both of us for consideration. You MUST e-mail your material to both of us at the same time, so that we can stay on the same page through our collaboration. Copy our e-mails exactly as they are here:
infoR.I.N.O.K@gmail.comStoppingTheSilence@gmail.com

We will inform you of our selection(s). Your material MUST be relevant to the cause of rape and sexual abuse or it will be disregarded.

We are interested in hearing from the voices of victims/survivors of every rape and sexual abuse situation imaginable, whether it be violent
rape, date rape, molestation, sex trafficking, child rape, pedophiles, male or female victims, etc. Now is your time to break the silence and save someone else!!!

Use discretion in the language of your content, as we do not want to censor your work (i.e. avoid submitting material heavily flooded with curse words, etc.)

More info: “Elite Members” group for personal and special posts (you must go to the group and request to  join):http://www.facebook.com/groups/RINOK/ or General organization page for public: (Just go to the page and click “Like”) http://www.facebook.com/infoR.I.N.O.K .


Responses

  1. I will attend.

  2. I’ll be there. Judy

  3. I’ll be there! I miss you lot!
    -Margi


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