WHAT: Slightly Off-beat Poets Presents: Paul Richmond and Candace Curran!
WHERE: Betsy’s Backyard Stage 185 Arvidson Road Woodstock, CT.
WHEN: Sunday September 17th, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
WHAT HAPPENS: Our feature poets of the month will each read for 20 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 guests total. To reserve a spot please email: email@example.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!
Paul Richmond was awarded beat poet laureate three times. He is best described as political, deadpan and wryly humorous delivered in his own style. He has been called, “Assassin of Apathy” – “power of words / humor – on the unthinkable, the unsolvable, to analyze, to digest, to give birth, to creativity and hope.” He has performed nationally and internationally. He created the project “Do It Now” He is also a publisher of over 50 writers and has 7 books himself. For more information, go to his website.
Candace R. Curran is author of Playing in Wrecks, Haleys Press. She is the 2022 Slate Roof Elyse Wolf Prize winner with a chapbook released next year. A full length poetry collection is expected in the Spring with Human Error Press. Her poetry has appeared in New Generation Beats, Writing the Land, Meat For Tea, the Valley Review, and RAW NerVZ Haiku. She is looking forward to being a Slightly Off-Beat Poet, featuring with the infamous Paul Word Richmond.