Join us at Henry Park Pavilion for an outdoor, socially distanced poetry reading! Due to Covid restrictions, attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs and their own refreshments. Margaret Gibson, CT State Poet Laureate, is focusing her tenure on poetry about the environment. She is the author of 12 collections of poems, most recently Not [...]
In celebration of National Library Week, we offer poetry and prose readings of original work by librarians who are also writers. We'll tip our hats to great librarian-writers like Anne Tyler, Jorge Luis Borges, Philip Larkin, Archibald MaCleish, Per Petterson and Beverly Cleary. Then each will share why libraries are important to them before reading their work. Readers: [...]
April is National Poetry Month! Rockville Public Library is hosting a virtual Blackout Poetry Contest for all ages. There will be winners in three categories: Child, Teen and Adult. Email us or call 860-875-5892 to arrange for a pickup of supplies. Feel free to use your own book pages and art supplies. Flex your creative [...]
New Britain native, Charles Fort, and two local Black poets will read their work via Zoom. Black citizens and allies of People of Color will tune in to help celebrate Black History Month. Open mic follows featured readers! Charles Fort - New Britain native, is a nationally-acclaimed poet of six books and ten chapbooks. His [...]
Doug Anderson served as a navy corpsman attached to the Marines in the Vietnam War. His first book of poems, The Moon Reflected Fire, won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His most recent book is Horse Medicine. Dr. Roger Singer, the Poet Laureate of Old Lyme, served as a medical technician during the Vietnam Era. [...]
Stop counting syllables and learn how to write modern haiku about nature, and senryu about human nature!
Do you have favorite photographs—ones that conjure emotions or laughs? Do you want to start writing poems inspired by art? Come learn from Vernon’s Poet Laureate, Pegi Deitz Shea, how to write short “Postcard Poems” to go with your own pictures, or with images found in art books. Participants will explore how to combine both [...]
Join us for a reading and reception to celebrate the inauguration of Vernon's first Poet Laureate! Pegi Deitz Shea has shared her love for poetry with the Vernon community for decades and published books for both children and adults. You can learn more about her work here: http://www.pegideitzshea.com/ The event will be hosted in the [...]