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Slightly Off-Beat Poets

July 14 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm


WHAT: Slightly Off-beat Poets Presents: Eric Petersen (ESP) & Robin Boucher

WHERE: Steve Veilleux’s home: 112 Fabyan-Woodstock Road N Grosvenordale CT 

WHEN: Sunday June 9th, 2024 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHAT HAPPENS: Our feature poets of the month will each read for 15 minutes. Then we will take a quick break for book sales, snacks and the raffle before starting the open mic. Open mic will be round robin, one poem at a time until 4 PM.

COST: There will be a 50/50 raffle, split between the feature and the winner. 5$ to enter.

SIGN-UPS: There is room for 20 poets/ 40 total guests. To reserve a spot please email: roberteugeneperry@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: 185 Arvidson Road is a dirt road. GPS will send you to ways: If you come off Roseland Park Road (right near Roseland Park) onto Arvidson it will begin as paved and a sign will tell you when the pavement ends. Just stay to the right and 185 is about 1/2 mile up on the right side. 

If it sends you up Child Hill Rd, you will make a left onto Arvidson dirt road and it will be less than a 1/4 mile on the left. 

PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON STREET! Pull in the driveway and you can park on the grass along the edge or pull all the way around. Plenty of parking!

ESP (aka Eric Petersen)
was born in July of 1976. His mother went into labor at that bicentennial parade in Fitchburg MA. She walked from the parade to the nearby Burbank Hospital where he was born five days later. ESP has been writing since a young age. He is a graduate of Oakmont Regional High School. He had also attended classes at MWCC in Gardner. 

The titles Sociopath; A true story, Shorty Stories, The Day After, and Retard can all be found on Kindle. He has been a feature at the Poetorium in Southbridge. He has an Essay and poem being published in How do you see the World?, a collaboration that will also be available on Kindle. 

ESP is also a regular at Open Mics and poetry event about the region. His newest book Brutal Rhymes For Brutal Times is a compilation of over 30 poems written throughout his life. Some are brutally funny, some are brutally honest, some are sad. They are all brutal.  In addition to writing, Eric has served the community working in human services for over 20 years.

Robin Boucher has studied writing for many years, participating in online classes with Grub Street & Stanford University, as well as regional classes with the Kunitz & Poems In and Out of Places workshops, Worcester Art Museum, the Frost Place, and the annual Mount Monadnock Pastoral Retreat. 

She was the writer for the regularly appearing Millbury Youth Center Updates in the local papers during her time as the director.  Robin participated in both the 2018 and 2022 Tale of Two Cities Project – a collaboration between poets from Worcestershire, England & the Worcester County Poetry Association.  In 2023 she was honored to be asked by Tony Brown to be the first poet of the Shawna Shea Foundation’s Library Poetry Tour. 

Robin uses observations, memories, life experiences, nature, and the art of others like films, or songs, or poems by other poets as they spur on the feelings that in turn generate the words.

Robert Eugene Perry

Steve Veilleux Home

112 Fabyan-Woodstock Road
N Groversdale, Connecticut 06255 United States
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