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.

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