Posted by: shorelineclusterpoets | March 21, 2012

Poetry events for the rest of March

Take a look at these local poetry events for the rest of the month.

**MARCH 25, 2012 (Sunday)**

*7:30 – 9:30 PM
COMING TO THE MIC
The Buttonwood Tree
605 Main St., Middletown
$5 suggested donation
Ongoing: second and fourth Sundays.

(Editor’s Note: This is new and was not advertised as a poetry event. I’m guessing that poetry is as welcome as any other “act.”) An open mic that will be filmed in its entirety to be aired on Comcast TV. Only those who agree to be viewed on TV should perform. All are welcome to participate as a performer or as audience. Produced by Ty Mapp, hosted by Chandra Williams. More info: http://www.buttonwood.org

**MARCH 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

CALLING ALL POETS, MUSICIANS… The World’s a stage … the mic is OPEN! This Open Mic is for YOU – the budding artist. Showcase your talents, nurture them with this supportive group. Recite a poem, sing a song, dance, read some spoken word, the microphone is yours for the asking. Community spirit prevails. We have congas and a piano or BYO instrument. Ends around 9:30 – 10. Refreshments available. 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 – 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

**MARCH 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

**MARCH 28 (Wednesday)**

*5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
ALLAN K. SMITH READING SERIES
Trinity College, Mather Hall Rittenberg Lounge and Wean Terrace Rooms AB
300 SUmmit St., Hartford
Feature: STEVE FOLEY ’72, Hugh Ogden Poet. More info: http://b28.cc.trincoll.edu/PublicMasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J6yha2p0U%2bPi0w8rgHqEu34%2frCibnxmIdWEs%2f30gumneCGJs9xqD1St

*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.

*7:45 PM (Open Myk precedes feature: doors open at 7:00, sign up 7:15 PM)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT POETRY SERIES
Molten Java
213 Greenwood Ave., Bethel

Special appearance by THE WOULDS. Connecticut’s notorious ROBERT MESSORE and the infectious ALICE-ANNE HARWOOD have stumbled into an unexpected collaboration: The Woulds, featuring harmonies that fit like your favorite pajamas, intelligent song writing and a heavy dose of mischief. Colossal vocals, visceral guitars — ask them about membership in their mutual admiration society! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/185960561515902/ .

*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: twice 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.

**MARCH 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 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.

*6:00 PM
WRITERS WHO EDIT, EDITORS WHO WRITE
UConn Co-op
2075 Hillside Rd., Storrs Mansfield
Co-sponsored with the UConn Co-op

Poet REBECCA MORGAN FRANK is the author of Little Murders Everywhere (Salmon Poetry 2012) and the founding editor and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorious.org. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, Guernica, Best New Poets 2008, and elsewhere. She has been a recipient of an AWP Intro Journal Award and fellowships from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and the Writers’ Room of Boston, as well as a Tennessee Williams scholarship at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. More info: http://generalbooks.bookstore.uconn.edu/event

*8:00  – 9:30 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.

**MARCH 30 (Friday)**

**MARCH 31 (Saturday)**

*10:15 AM – 12:00 PM
NEW HAVEN CHAPTER – CT POETRY SOCIETY
Hamden Library, Preview Room (main floor)
2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden
Ongoing: monthly, last Saturday (meeting time and day changes during the summer)

Poets’ critique group. More info: email Christine Beck at lissitzyn@comcast.net .

*6:30 PM
RIVERWOOD POETRY SERIES presents SATURDAY NIGHT POETRY
The Buttonwood Tree
605 Main Street, Middletown
FREE: donations gratefully accepted. Donations of non-perishable foods will also be accepted for the benefit of Amazing Grace Food Pantry, Middletown. Open mike follows the feature.
Ongoing: monthly, last Saturday, (Sept.-Nov. and Jan.-May)

Feature: CROSS-FLUENCE (formerly BLUEBOTTLES). Spoken word with improvisational music. STEPHEN CAMPIGLIO, spoken word, MATTHEW BISTER, multiple instruments, JAY WOOD, percussion. More info: http://www.riverwoodpoetry.org, or contact The Buttonwood Tree: 860-347-4957 thebuttonwoodtree@ gmail.com, http://www.buttonwood.org.

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