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February 26, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Poets at Large will begin its 2023 series of spoken word/poetry readings on Sunday, February 26th at The Rose Room Café, 4 East Main St., Webster, MA.  The reading is free to the public (ages 14 and up) and will be held from 2-4 p.m.  Featured readers will be Steve Veilleux, Michael McAfee and Karen Warinsky.  There will be an intermission and an open mic after the featured poets.  Anyone wishing to participate in the open mic should email Ms. Warinsky at karen.warinsky@gmail.com.  Open mic readers will get 5 minutes each.

Steve Veilleux’s poetry has been described as “often irreverent, sometimes playful, always insightful,” and he is the author of Event Horizon (2022), from Human Error Publishing.  Veilleux, a resident of North Grosvenordale, Connecticut, is an active photographer and both his poetry and photography are often inspired by the beauty of this area.

Michael McAfee is a software engineer from Millis, MA.  He is involved with the Post Meridian Radio Players, most recently directing part of the group’s 2022 Halloween show and co-writing the upcoming adaptation of the classic movie Metropolis for a future production.  His book, Tarot Poems (2016), is based on the images and symbolism of the Tarot.

Woodstock Connecticut resident and poet Karen Warinsky is coordinator of Poets at Large, now moving into its fourth year. Warinsky is a former finalist of the Montreal International Poetry Contest.  Her work has appeared in several anthologies, books and lit mags/blogs, and she has two collections:  Gold in Autumn (2020), and Sunrise Ruby, (2022), both from Human Error Publishing.  Her work centers on mid-life, relationships, politics, and the search for spiritual connection through nature. Besides the readings at The Rose Room, poets will also perform again this summer at Roseland Park in Woodstock.  Find the Poets at Large 2023 schedule on Facebook.

This year’s series at The Rose Room is sponsored in part by Bank Hometown and the Putnam Area Foundation.


February 26, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Karen Warinsky, Poets At Large


The Rose Room Cafe
4 East Main Street
Webster, MA 01570 United States
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