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Poets At Large: April Edition

April 27 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm


The Vanilla Bean Café, 450 Deerfield Road in Pomfret, and Poets at Large will host a special National Poetry Month reading of spoken word and poetry on Saturday night, April 27th. This performance will be from 7-9 p.m. Admission is $15.00 and includes a give-away.

Poets at Large is a regional group of poets who read in CT and MA, now in its fifth year. Featured poets will be Massachusetts residents Candace Curran, Janet MacFadyen and Victor Infante. Special readers in the open mic will be members of the Quiet Corner chapter of the CT Poetry Society. Curran and MacFadyen will read their new work, “Rocking the Boat,” which is about childhood trauma, abuse and healing. This will be done in the style of a Volta.

Curran, twice named as Western Massachusetts Poets’ Seat Laureate and winner of the 2022 Elyse Wolf Prize, collaborated with MacFayden, who is the author of three full-length collections, the recipient of a 2022 Massachusetts Cultural Council grant and a 7-month Fine Arts Work Center fellowship. She is managing editor of Slate Roof Press.

Infante has published his poetry and fiction in numerous publications, and is the author of the full-length collection, City of Insomnia from Write Bloody Publishing. He’s won five NENPA Awards for Arts & Entertainment Reporting, and has been a nominee five years in a row for the Boston Music Awards’ “Music Journalist of the Year.” Infante is the features editor for the Telegram & Gazette and the editor of Worcester Magazine.

Contact Poets at Large coordinator Karen Warinsky if you are interested in reading in the open
mic at karen.warinsky@gmail.com. There is a 5-minute limit for open mic readers and these
events are recommended for ages 14 and up.

Poets at Large is a project of Windham Arts. This series is sponsored in part by bank Hometown, Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, and Weiss, Hale & Zahansky Strategic Wealth Advisors.


Karen Warinsky, Poets At Large

The Vanilla Bean

450 Deerfield Road
Pomfret, CT 06259 United States
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