Posted by: shorelineclusterpoets/NE Fowl | July 12, 2014

July 2014 poetry events

Check this poetry events happening in the month of July.

***POETRY IN CONNECTICUT***
**JULY 13 (Sunday)**
July 13 (Sunday)
4:00 – 7:00 PM
VOICES OF POETRY: POETRY AL FRESCO
Washington Art Association
4 Bryan Hall Plaza, Washington Depot
$10. Consistent with our philosophy, however, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
Help us celebrate the 2nd anniversary of Voices of Poetry by joining us for – what else? – wonderful poetry music in a beautiful setting. We will also have a potluck dinner of delicious food, tasty desserts refreshing drink (please indicate what you hope/intend to bring by RSVPing on the Facebook event page.) – to be consumed enjoyed in WAA’s outside courtyard (weather permitting). Features: SUSAN MITCHELL, AMY NAWROCKI, DIMITRI RIMSKY, KAREN SILK, and DAVYNE VERSTANDIG. Music by: LYNN HENDERSON (singer cabaret artist) HANK MILLIGAN (keyboard), ADAM SCHERER (jazz guitarist), and BUZZ TURNER (acoustic guitarist). So that we can pay modest (but well deserved) honoraria to the poets musicians, there will be a modest admission charge of $10 @ person. Consistent with our philosophy, however, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/353945308081974/
**JULY 14 (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
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: ; (860) 347-4957.*8:00 – 10:00 PM (end time is approximate)BEAT POETRY OPEN MIKE AT LAS VETAS LOUNGELas Vetas Lounge1462 Post Road, FairfieldOngoing: every MondayMore info: (203) 255-1958.
thebuttonwoodtree@gmail.comhttp://www.buttonwood.org
*9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
THE LOVE JONES EXPERIENCE
The Russell
103 Pratt Street, Hartford
$5 Cover starting at 7:30 PM; Live DJHosted 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.
**JULY 15 (Tuesday)**
*7:00 – 9:00 PM
SHORELINE CLUSTER POETS
Scranton Library
801 Boston Post Road, Madison
Ongoing: monthly, third Tuesdays
Shoreline Cluster Poets meets third Tuesdays 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
**JULY 16 (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.
*7:00 PM
THE SPOKEN WORD
1249 Winebar
1249 West Main St., Waterbury
Ongoing: monthly, third Wednesday
OPEN MIKE followed by special guest: MAR WALKER. More info: http://www.1249winebar.com .
*7:30 PM
GOOD COMPANY with HOWARD ABHAY BANOW
Studio 5959 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.
*7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30)
THE POETRY INSTITUTE – NEW HAVEN
The Young Men’s Institute Library
847 Chapel St., New Haven
FREE.
Ongoing: monthly, third Thursday
Feature: TBA. Great Poetry in a warm, friendly environment. Open mic precedes feature. Arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the open mic. More info: http://thepoetryinstitute.com.
*8:00 – 10:00 PM (end time is approximate)
BEAT POETRY OPEN MIKE AT LAS VETAS LOUNGE
Las Vetas Lounge
27 Unquowa Rd, Fairfield, CT
Ongoing: every Wednesday
More info: (203) 255-1958.
*8:00 – 10:30 PM
POETZ REALM
Metric Bar and Grill
39 Cannon Street, Bridgeport
Host: Ernel
Ongoing: every Wednesday
FREE.
Got a new poem or song you want to try out? Well we have the perfect forum for you. Poetz Realm presents Open Mic every Wednesday of the month. We encourage seasoned vets and new comers to share in your artistry. Join us for a night of hot poetry with great food, drink specials and a relaxing environment… NO HOODIES or SWEATS. Sponsored by POETZ REALM. Music by: DJ CHEEZE BLAQ. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/359504384175303/ or contact Ernel @ 860.803.6711 .
**JULY 17 (Thursday)**
*12:30-2:00 PM
TIME OUT FOR POETRY
Scranton Library, Local History Room
801 Boston Post Road, Madison
FREE. Host: Susannah Graedel.
Ongoing: monthly, third Thursday, year-round.
Ogden Nash, Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, Dr. Seuss, Emily Dickinson and maybe even the Burma Shave verses will live again, as Madison area residents are invited to share their favorite poems. This informal gathering welcomes those who wish to share two or three short poems, or simply to listen. “Time Out for Poetry” will provide, as Robert Frost defined poetry, “a momentary stay against confusion.” This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Scranton Library. More info: call Susannah Graedel at 203-421-1961.
*6:30 PM
POETRY READING
Gallery 66
66 West Main St., New Britain
Ongoing: monthly, third Thursday
More info: hannahhurwitz@ccsu.edu .
*7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:30)
THE POETRY INSTITUTE – NEW HAVEN
The Young Men’s Institute Library
847 Chapel St., New Haven
FREE.
Ongoing: monthly, third Thursday
Feature: CORA SIRÉ. Great Poetry in a warm, friendly environment. Open mic precedes feature. Arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the open mic. More info: http://thepoetryinstitute.com.
*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.
**JULY 18 (Friday)**
**JULY 19 (Saturday)**
*10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
POETRY WRITERS’ GROUP
Faxon Branch Library
1073 New Britain Ave., West Hartford
Ongoing: monthly, third Saturdays
Join this ongoing poets’ group. Bring your poems for praise, critique, and inspiration. Share with fellow writers–let’s support one another! Poets of all skill levels are welcome at any time. To register, call the Faxon Branch Library at 860-561-8201.
*5:00 PM
LECTURE: “JAMES MERRILL’S VERSIONS OF HOME”
Merrill Apartment
107 Water St., Stonington
A talk by STEPHEN YENSER, one of James Merrill’s literary co-executors. Reception to follow. More info: http://www.jamesmerrillhouse.org .
**JULY 20 (Sunday)**
**JULY 21 (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.com; http://www.buttonwood.org; (860) 347-4957.
*9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
THE LOVE JONES EXPERIENCE
The Russell
103 Pratt Street, Hartford
$5 Cover starting at 7:30 PM; Live DJHosted 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.
**JULY 22 (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
*7:30 – 8:30 PM
POETRY SHOWCASE
West Hartford Public Library, Main Branch
20 South Main St., West Hartford
Features: JOANNE BAUER, CHRISTINE BECK, and JOAN HOFMANN. More info: http://www.libraryinsight.com/calendar.asp?dp=&sm=&jx=wnp&nMonth=7&nYear=2014&x=3 .
**JULY 23 (Wednesday)**
*6:00 PM (Gates open at 4:30 PM; prelude discussion at 5:00 PM; music begins at 6:00 PM, followed by opening poet; headlining poet at 7:30 PM)
SUNKEN GARDEN POETRY FESTIVAL
Hill-Stead Museum
35 Mountain Rd., Farmington
Admission: $15 per person / $10 prepaid online (18 and under are free). Payment by cash or check only, no cards please. Parking is free. All performances will be at Hill-Stead Museum, rain or shine. Outdoor events under tents during inclement weather.
Festival continues July 9 23, and August 6. We are going to sell tickets online this year for the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. The tickets are to be printed out at home and will be scanned at the gate.
Prelude discussion on Jeffrey Harrison’s poetry led by JOHN STANIZZI
Music: TBA
Opening Poet: Sunken Garden Poetry Prize winner TED LARDNER
Headlining Poet: JEFFREY HARRISON
Seating: Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating in and around the garden. Books etc: At each festival event, books by our featured poets are for sale. Food: Al fresco dining is allowed on the grounds. Participants are welcome to bring their own picnic suppers or purchase food/beverages on site. Accessibility: Hill-Stead’s Sunken Garden is wheelchair accessible. More info: http://sunkengardenpoetry.org/
*7:30 PM
GOOD COMPANY with HOWARD ABHAY BANOW
Studio 5959 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.
*8:00 – 10:30 PM
POETZ REALM
Metric Bar and Grill
39 Cannon Street, Bridgeport
Host: Ernel
Ongoing: every Wednesday
FREE ADMISSION
Got a new poem or song you want to try out? Well we have the perfect forum for you. Poetz Realm presents Open Mic every Wednesday of the month. We encourage seasoned vets and new comers to share in your artistry. Join us for a night of hot poetry with great food, drink specials and a relaxing environment… NO HOODIES or SWEATS. Sponsored by POETZ REALM. Music by: DJ CHEEZE BLAQ. More info: or contact Ernel @ 860.803.6711 .
**JULY 24 (Thursday)**
*6:00 PM
FILM: PABLO NERUDA! PRESENTE!
New Haven Free Public Library, Fair Haven Branch
182 Grand Ave., New Haven
FREE. Refreshments.
Documentary about the life and works of the beloved Chilean poet.  Stay afterward for discussion and refreshments.
*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: or (860) 701-0000. http://www.bean-leaf.com/
**JULY 25 (Friday)**
**JULY 26 (Saturday)**
***WORKSHOPS, WRITING PROGRAMS, ETC.***
Editor’s note: Workshops which are part of one-day poetry events and do
not require prior registration are listed under “Poetry in
Connecticut,” above.
**SEPT. 26-29 (Friday – Monday). BLOCK ISLAND WOMENS’ WRITING RETREAT WITH SHARON CHARDE, award winning poet and author, Bad Girl At The Altar Rail, Four Trees Down From Ponte Sisto, Branch In His Hand.
Block Island, RI
$700. The weekend is limited to eight women. There are three spaces available.
The long weekend is an intense community writing experience. Together we create a safe and supportive environment that encourages writing risks we would never take alone, fed by the listening of others, the beautiful natural surroundings, the delicious food, the rest from our busy lives. There is no critical feedback, only focused attention and deep acceptance. Registration or more info: Email Sharon (sharoncharde@gmail.com), check her web site (www.SharonCharde.com) or call (860-435-0110).
**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***
**NAUGATUCK RIVER REVIEW – Deadline: September 1, 2014.
Poets! Naugatuck River Review’s 6th annual Narrative Poetry Contest is accepting submissions through Sept. 1st. $1000 first prize for one poem ($250 and $100 2nd and 3rd), and all finalists and semi-finalists are published in the journal. NRR is a print journal in its seventh year of publication. Go to the website for guidelines and to link to our online submission manager: http://naugatuckriverreview.com/contest. Member CLMP.
**THE GOOD MEN PROJECT – weekly online magazine, submit anytime
The Good Men Project, an online magazine dedicated to “tackling the issues and questions that are most relevant to men’s lives” is launching a poetry section. As such, we need submissions. Even though the purpose of the site is to focus on “the issue of men’s roles in modern life,” and all submissions should deal with this theme in some way, we enthusiastically solicit submissions not just from men, but also from women and third-gendered people. Please consider sending us your best poetry. For submission guidelines, visit http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/call-for-poetry-submissions/ .
**Directory of CT Authors Literary Venues
If you would like to receive a pdf of the Directory, email Patricia D’Ascolia at pfdasc@aol.com . The directory is a work in progress which will be updated on a monthly basis. To be listed in the directory, please email your NAME, GENRE you write in, TITLES of 3 published books, 50-word BIO, EMAIL address, and WEBSITE address. A listing is $10 and can be paid via PayPal or sent by mail to Patricia F. D’Ascoli, 4 Autumn Lane, ew Milford, CT 06776.
** 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
**THREE VOICES: 191914 Ministries, Inc. accepting submissions for online
publication “Three Voices”: Creative, Spiritual, and Recovery – check
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***ETCETERA***
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Joanne Rochman is an arts and culture editor for the Fairfield
County Review Magazine; and for the CBS-CT blog. She is also a feature
writer for the Republican American and Hersam Acorn Press Newspapers.
Her deadline for the CBS-CT blog is a three month lead time. It’s
a lot, but the site gets so much coverage that if you know you’re
doing something three months ahead of time, send it to Joanne
immediately. For the Fairfield County Review, she frequently writes up
poets and reviews chap books. You need to send that one month in advance
as well as for the features. Please send all event notices or requests
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