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Deep Roots, Broken Skies, Rising Tides: Riverwood’s Annual Social Justice Poetry Reading

Join us at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center on Sunday, June 12th, 2-4 PM, when Riverwood Poetry Series presents  its annual Social Justice Poetry Reading, entitled “Deep Roots, Broken Skies, Rising Tides,” and featuring poets Carmen Tafolla and Cheryl Savageau. The...

John Fox: Healing Our Souls in Troubled Times through Poetry

Riverwood Poetry Series presents a free workshop and reading with poetry therapist John Fox,  Thursday, May 12 at 6 PM at Asylum Hill Congregational Church. Please note we will be starting promptly at 6 PM, and that this event will not be preceded by our usual open mike in order...

Carolyn Forché and the Poetry of Witness

April 14, 2016: Riverwood Poetry Series presents a Reading and Conversation with acclaimed poet Carolyn Forché Against Forgetting: Poetry of Witness “Poet, teacher and activist Carolyn Forché has witnessed, thought about, and put into poetry some of the most devastating events of...

Brian Turner

Join us on March 10th as Riverwood Poetry Series presents Brian Turner in a reading and conversation:  Poetry and the Aftermath of War. “In 2003, Sergeant Brian Turner crossed the line of departure with a convoy of soldiers headed into the Iraqi desert. Now, each night beside his...

Max Early: Poetry and Identity; the Necessity of Preservation and Celebration of the Culture of Origin”

Join us when Riverwood Poetry presents a reading by Santa Fe poet, Max Early.  A conversation on “Poetry and Identity; the necessity of preservation and celebration of the culture of origin” follows the reading.  About the poet: Max Early received his BA in...

Confronting Iniquity with Our Poetry: A Poetry Workshop with John Stanizzi (starts at 6:30 PM)

Join us for a free poetry writing workshop with acclaimed Connecticut poet John Stanizzi. CONFRONTING INIQUITY WITH OUR POETRY — An attempt at working out for ourselves, with our poetry, the global iniquities — local and distant — past and present.  This is a...

Nancy Clarke Otter and Melanie Greenhouse: “Remembering the Forgotten Women”

“Conversations that Challenge: Remembering the Forgotten Women.”  Too often women can get lost in the historical record, their contributions and achievements minimized. So we dedicate our December reading to the forgotten women, and invite you to come in a spirit of...

Poetry, Race, and Racism: A Reading with Rickey Laurentiis and Opening Voice, Antoinette Brim

“Conversations that Challenge: Poetry, Race, and Racism” Topping off our day’s events is a reading by poet Rickey Laurentiis, winner of the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Opening voice is poet Antoinette Brim. Connecticut poet Kate Rushin and writer/performer...

Box Dinner

A box dinner will be available for purchase ($10.00, plus $1.54 handling fee) during the November 7th Riverwood Poetry Series event, “Conversations that Challenge: Poetry, Race, and Racism.”  Pre-registration strongly suggested.

Poetry, Race, and Racism: Open Mike

Take the stage!  As part of our Conversations that Challenge:  Poetry, Race, and Racism event, Riverwood Poetry Series will hold an open mike during which poets may present their work on the stage of the Mark Twain House Auditorium.  Open mike runs from 4:30 – 5:30 pm,...