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Poetorium at Starlite Poetry Open Mic & Reading Series Featuring Timothy Gager and Alan Ira Gordon

August 4 @ 7:00 pm 10:00 pm


Please join us for a special double feature edition of our monthly open mic and featured poetry reading series The Poetorium at Starlite hosted by Paul Szlosek and Ron Whittle. It will be a full evening of poetry and spoken word starting with a brief interview on stage with our two featured poets Timothy Gager (Author of Joe the Salamander & The Best of Timothy Gager) and Alan Ira Gordon (Author of Planet HunterThe Doggo Book, and his latest Pittsburgh and Other Poems) followed by poetry readings by our features, a 10-minute tribute to a dead poet by a guest reader (T.B.A), a short intermission, and then an open mic (with 5-minute slots for each reader). Admission is free, but a hat will be passed for donations to pay our feature and compensate Starlite for the use of their space. For more information, please get in touch with us at poetorium@mail.com or visit our website https//poetorium.home.blog/2019/04/29/the-poetorium-at-starlite-2/


Bestselling Author, Timothy Gager has published 18 books of fiction and poetry, which includes his latest novel, Joe the Salamander. He hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, MA from 2001 to 2018, and started a weekly virtual series in 2020. He has had over 1000 works of fiction and poetry published, 18 nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work also has been nominated twice for a Massachusetts Book Award, The Best of the Web, The Best Small Fictions Anthology and has been read on National Public Radio. In 2023, Big Table Publishing published an anthology of twenty years of his selected work, with 150 pages of new material: The Best of Timothy Gager.

Alan Ira Gordon is an urban planning professor at Worcester State University and writer of science fiction/fantasy/horror poetry and short stories. His poetry publications include Analog Magazine and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction and he’s a frequent contributor to Star*Line, the quarterly journal of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA). Alan’s science fiction/fantasy/horror poetry has received seven Rhysling Award nominations, a Dwarf Star Award, and an Analog Magazine year’s best nomination (Second Place Award). He has three published poetry collections: Planet HunterThe Doggo Book, and his latest Pittsburgh and Other Poems, all released by Hiraeth Books. Planet Hunter was nominated for the SFPA Elgin Award. Alan guest-edited Issue #24 of Eye To The Telescope, the online publication of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association (SFPA). His poetry, short stories, and articles have been published in various genre magazines and anthologies, a partial list of which can be found on his website.

Paul Szlosek

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