Saturday, April 25, 2015

Southbury Public Library Author Fair

Next Saturday is the long anticipated Southbury Public Library Author Fair!

I will be there with a dozen or so other local authors answering questions and sharing insights about writing in general.

Southbury is a lovely town right off Route 84. The library is one of the most beautiful and modern in the state.

Make a day of it and check out the antique shops in nearby Woodbury or Flanders Nature Center.

Carol Peck's Cafe is nearby as well as the pastry shop, Ovens of France...the almond croissants are heavenly!

Author Fair - Kingsley Meeting Room
12-3 p.m. - light refreshments available

Southbury Public Library
100 Poverty Road
Southbury, CT 06488

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Poetry Month Open Mic at Blackstone Memorial Library with Connecticut Poets Laureate

Last night at the Open Mic at the Blackstone Memorial Library I read "The Keeper of a House of Dreams" from Moth at the Window. It was my first Open Mic event and it was a blast! 

The event was a celebration of Poetry Month organized by the Connectictut Poets Laureate. The evening began with poetry readings from members of the audience, who ranged in age from 16 to 80+ years.

What a beautiful venue. The Blackstone Memorial Library is this gorgeous building right on the Branford public green. If you have not been there yet it is worth a look and there are several amazing restaurants nearby including G-Zen (vegetarian) and ice cream (Ben & Jerry's and Ashley's).

After audience members shared their poems a Poet Laureate from the West Haven VA read several of his poems. Then the other four CT Poets Laureate, Ginny Lowe Connor (West Hartford), Joan Hofmann (Canton), Julia Morse Paul (Manchester), and Gordy Whiteman (Guilford) each read several of their poems.

Poetry Month events continue all month throughout the Connecticut. I hope you have a chance to catch some of them.