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March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


WHAT: Slightly Off-beat Poets Presents: Steve Veilleux and Robert Eugene Perry

WHERE: Steve Veilleux’s home: 112 Fabyan-Woodstock Road N Grosvenordale, CT

WHEN: Sunday March 10, 2024 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHAT HAPPENS: Our feature poets of the month will each read for 20 minutes. Then we will take a quick break for book sales, snacks and the raffle before starting the open mic. Open mic will be round robin, one poem at a time until 4 PM.

COST: There will be a 50/50 raffle, split between the feature and the winner. 5$ to enter.

SIGN-UPS: There is room for 18 poets. To reserve a spot please email: roberteugeneperry@gmail.com



Photographer, Poet, Artificer, Steve Veilleux paints with an abstract brush, combining partial and recombined parcels of images into his kaleidoscopic montages.

The Town of Thompson appointed him as its first Poet Laureate, and he works to promote the Spoken Word by hosting and co-hosting at several different venues, including the Packing House Poetry series in Willington Connecticut,  where poets from the region perform monthly. Coordinating with the Thompson Public Library art show, Expanses, he is currently recruiting Quiet Corner poets to explore Expanding Horizons: Poets Exploring the Cosmos. Participants will be invited to read at our Community Center on the evening of April 22. He has been featured locally by Poets at Large and Cross-Pollinating Poets, and will be performing a multi-media show from his screenplay Breckenridge County on May 16th at the Packing House.

Steve makes his home among the forests and farms of North Grosvenordale, Connecticut,and has been inspired in recent years by the magical beauty of his remote environment. He is a published author, and his latest work, Event Horizon, is available from Amazon Books.


Robert Eugene Perry is a native of Massachusetts and the author of five books. His most recent book of poetry Earthsongs, was published by Human Error Publishing in 2022.

Perry has emceed the monthly Open Mic at Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster, MA (USA) since May 2017.

He has had several poems published in Worcester Magazine, as well as Florence Poetry Society’s Silkworm 16, Poetica Magazine’s Mizmor Anthology, NatureCulture’s Honoring Nature collection, National Beat Poetry Foundation Remembering Jack Kerouac on his 100th Birthday, Beat Style Love Poems and Natural Worlds anthologies, and the online publications Soul-Lit: a journal of spiritual poetry, Poetica Magazine, The Academy of the Heart and Mind and his poem Primal was a finalist in the 2023 Beals Prize for Poetry. His short story In the Company of Trees was published by Wordpeace Journal.

As a metaphysical poet, he finds inspiration in nature and endeavors to draw connections between our higher selves and the natural world.


March 10
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Robert Eugene Perry


Steve Veilleux’s Home
112 Fabyan-Woodstock North Road
Grosvenordale, CT 06255 United States
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