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Poetry, Race, and Racism: “Langston Hughes,” A Play Written and Performed by David Mills

In the play “Langston Hughes,”  actor and writer David Mills presents a one-person dramatic rendition of Hughes’ poems and short stories. About David Mills: David Mills is a writer and actor who has worked professionally in the dramatic and literary communities for...

Poetry, Race, and Racism: November 7th Poetry Workshops

As part of our “Conversations that Challenge:  Poetry, Race, and Racism,” four writing workshops will be offered on Saturday, November 7th, at the Mark Twain House, 351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford. Two workshops will be offered at 1:00 pm, and two at 2:00 pm....

Poetry, Race, and Racism

Click here to register On November 7th, Riverwood Poetry Series presents a day-long event, “Poetry, Race, and Racism,” at the Mark Twain House. It will include workshops, an open mike, theatrical performance on the life and work of poet Langston Hughes, dinner, and...

Richard Blanco to Read in Manchester October 27th, 7 PM

Riverwood Poetry Series is happy to join with the Manchester Arts Commission and Imagine Main Street to bring poet Richard Blanco to Manchester for a reading at Cheney Hall (177 Hartford Road, Manchester) on Tuesday, October 27th at 7 PM.  Richard Blanco’s reading will be...

Afghan Women Writers Project

Join us at 7 PM October 8th where Riverwood Poetry Series presents the Afghan Women Writers Project. Pat Mottola and Nancy Antle, who mentored Afghan women writers, joined by Afghan writers Sabra and Basira, will read from “Washing the Dust from our Hearts,” the latest book of...

Miriam Greenspan — September 10, 2015

Join us on September 10th, when Riverwood Poetry Series presents Massachusetts poet Miriam Greenspan.  She will read from her manuscript of poems on the topic of addiction. A conversation on how and why poetry affects pressing social issues such as addiction will follow. This is...

Something to Say, Social Justice Poetry Reading

Riverwood Poetry Series presents poets its annual Social Justice Reading on Sunday, June 21st, with readings by Ocean Vuong and Rachel Wiley. The reading takes place from 2:00 – 4:00 PM at Hartford’s historic Harriett Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest Street, Hartford. ...

Amy Nawrocki and Jasmine Dreame Wagner, 7 PM

Riverwood Poetry Series is delighted to present poets Amy Nawrocki and Jasmine Dreame Wagner Thursday, May 14th for an evening of stimulating poetry. The poets will read their work, followed by a Q&A session; open mike precedes the reading. Admission is FREE. As always,...

Sue Ellen Thompson, 7 PM

Riverwood Poetry Series is delighted to celebrate National Poetry Month by hosting a poetry reading featuring Sue Ellen Thompson, on  Thursday, April 9th. The reading will be followed by a Q&A session; open mike precedes the reading. Doors open at 6:30 PM for munch and...

Poet Daniel Wolff Reading at Wadsworth Atheneum

Riverwood Poetry Series is proud to co-sponsor with the Wadsworth Atheneum a presentation by poet Daniel Wolff, who will read from The Names of Birds along with filmmaker John Sayles, producer Maggie Renzi, and others on Thursday, April 2. The reading will take place at the...