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Poets @ Large: Two Poets Read at the Vanilla Bean Cafe
November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$15
Chase away the post-Thanksgiving blues with a night of spoken word/poetry at The Vanilla Bean Café, 450 Deerfield Road, Pomfret, CT on November 25th. The show will start at 7 p.m. and admission is $15.00 which includes a chance at a give-away. Featured readers will be poets Paul Word Richmond and Victoria Nordlund. There will also be an open mic. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Recommended for ages 14 and up.
Paul Word Richmond was named Beat Poet Laureate for Life in 2022 by the National Beat Poetry Foundation and he previously served as National Beat Poet Laureate (2019-2020), and as Beat Poet Laureate for Massachusetts (2017-19). Richmond is internationally known and hosts monthly readings and organizes yearly Word Festivals in Holyoke and Greenfield, MA, and he has a stage at the Garlic & Arts Festival each fall. He is the owner of Human Error Publishing and has overseen the publications of 55 poets and authors. His own works include Living in the Breakdown Lane, You Might Need a Bigger Hammer, Quadrillions Down the Pentagon Drain, and Swimming on the Titanic. He is also a member of the Funkadelic band “Do It Now.”
Victoria Nordlund is the creative writing director at Rockville High School in Vernon, CT, an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut, and lead master teaching artist of the The Nook Farm Writers Collaborative at The Mark Twain House & Museum. Her poetry collections Wine-Dark Sea and Binge Watching Winter on Mute are published by Main Street Rag. She is a Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize Nominee, whose work has appeared in PANK Magazine, Rust+Moth, Chestnut Review, Pidgeonholes, Connecticut Literary Anthology, Maudlin House, trampset, Drunk Monkeys, and elsewhere.