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Poets @ Large

May 25 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm


The Vanilla Bean Café, 450 Deerfield Road in Pomfret, and Poets at Large will host an evening of spoken word and poetry on Saturday night, May 25th.  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 authors Wendy Haller and Catherine DeNunzio. 

Haller, a resident of Canton, CT just released her first book, Kiss You Love, Goodbye – a poetic journey through life. She says, “It took me 30 years to publish this book. It only came to fruition because of a promise I made to my son. Before he left for college, he made me promise to write every day. Fear was holding me back. Nine months later, my poetic memoir has been released.”  She is currently working on her second book, Ache, and has a children’s book in the illustration phase. 

Catherine DeNunzio lives in Ledyard, CT and is the author of Enough Like Bone to Build On (Antrim House 2022). Her poems have appeared in The Breath of Parted Lips: Voices from The Robert Frost Place, Connecticut Literary Anthology, Delmara Review Connecticut River ReviewItalian Americana, Marin Poetry Center AnthologyScapegoat Review, and Waking Up to the Earth: Connecticut Poets in a Time of Global Climate Crisis. She has poems forthcoming in Delmarva Review.

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 bankHometown, Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, and Weiss, Hale & Zahansky Strategic Wealth Advisors.


Karen Warinsky, Poets At Large

Vanilla Bean Cafe

450 Deerfield Road
Pomfret, CT 06259 United States
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