The Vanilla Bean Café, 450 Deerfield Road in Pomfret, will again host Poets at Large spoken word and poetry performances on the last Saturday of the month, 7-9 p.m., from February through May. Poets at Large is a regional group of poets who read in CT and MA, now in its fifth year. The group’s coordinator, Woodstock author/poet Karen Warinsky, is the Emcee, and those wishing to be in the open mic segment can sign up by contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a 5-minute limit for open mic readers and these events are recommended for ages 14 and up.
May 25th will feature poets Wendy Haller and Catherine DeNunzio.
Haller, a Rhode Island native, released her first book of poems last year and is a former preschool special education teacher with two published children’s books. Her poems center on family dynamics and individual growth.
Connecticut’s DeNunzio has one volume of poetry and has published widely in lit magazines and anthologies. Her work is characterized as wide-ranging with a focus on what it means to be human.