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Poets @ Large: Saturday Night Poetry

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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 karen.warinsky@gmail.com. There is a 5-minute limit for open mic readers and these events are recommended for ages 14 and up.



Kicking things off for the 2024 Poets at Large series on Feb 24 will be “Home Grown,” a show featuring Pomfret Poet Laureate Nancy Weiss, Woodstock’s Karen Warinsky (Coordinator of PAL and Emcee) and Thompson Poet Laureate Steve Veilleux. Weiss was appointed Pomfret’s poet laureate in 2021, is a life-long resident and writes a weekly column for The Woodstock Villager. Warinsky has published poetry since 2011, authored three books, is a 2023 Best of the Net nominee and a former finalist in the Montreal Int’l Poetry Contest. Author Veilleux was appointed as Thompson’s poet laureate in 2023. All three write about relationships, politics and life events with a mix of concern and humor.


February 24
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Karen Warinsky, Poets At Large


Vanilla Bean Cafe
450 Deerfield Road
Pomfret, CT 06259 United States
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