Wednesday Night Poetry Series

since 1995

August 29th – Betsey Fox

Betsey Fox is a mostly retired registered nurse who has lived all of her many years in Eastern Connecticut.  She presently resides in the lovely community of Mystic and hopes, in her next life, to have enough money to shop there.  She is mom to three fine sons who all reside in Oregon.  She is a wonderfully witty and charming poet and humorist and looks forward to joining our poetry group for a cup of a tea and to read her delightful poems.  It is a real pleasure to welcome one of Connecticut’s treasures to our mike, please join us for an evening that will restore heart and tickle your fancy.

This meeting will be held at Molten Java with Faith hosting.

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August 22nd – Favorite Poet Night: Gwendolyn Brooks

Tonight we celebrate the poet Gwendolyn Brooks. She was appointed Poet Laureate of Illinois in 1968 and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1985. Below, find a poem by Gwendolyn, “The Bean Eaters”. 

 

The Bean Eaters

They eat beans mostly, this old yellow pair.
Dinner is a casual affair.
Plain chipware on a plain and creaking wood,
Tin flatware.

Two who are Mostly Good.
Two who have lived their day,
But keep on putting on their clothes
And putting things away.

And remembering . . .
Remembering, with twinklings and twinges,
As they lean over the beans in their rented back room that
is full of beads and receipts and dolls and cloths,
tobacco crumbs, vases and fringes.

 

 

This meeting will be held at Molten Java.

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July 18th – Workshop

Workshop leader and host for the night will be Robin. Workshop details TBA.

Venue:

Starbucks

34 Church Hill Rd.

Newtown, CT

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August 15th – Workshop

Derek will host an informal round-robin style reading and general workshop. Source texts for creating found poems will be provided, but if you’d like to bring a prompt or idea, please do so! This workshop will be held at:

7:30 PM
Starbucks

34 Church Hill Road
Newtown CT 

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July 25th – Theme Night: HEAT

On hot summer nights, bring a firey pen, and write til your heart’s content. The theme of the night: Heat. Christina will host.

Venue:

Molten Java Roasters

213 Greenwood Ave.

Bethel, CT 06801

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