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“I AM NOAH, YOU ARE EVE”: A Midrash Writing WorkshopThe Meetinghouse 605 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield, Connecticut
In person: The Meetinghouse, 605 Ridgebury Rd., Ridgefield A midrash is the re-imaging of a specific Bible story, written in the voice of a character who took part in the action – from the dove that flew from Noah’s ark to the serpent who tempted Eve. The process of conjuring …
Ridgefield Arts Council’s March GeneratorThe Meetinghouse 605 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield, Connecticut
Doors open at 6:00pm for snacks, drinks, and mingling. The event will begin at 6:30pm featuring local artists who will give a performance/presentation regarding their art medium! Artist info below! Barb Jennes (Ridgefield Poet Laureate)Aimee Jette (Art Therapist)Deborah Rundlett (Director of the Meetinhouse) After the event, there will be a …
Ring-in-Spring Poetry-PaloozaRidgefield Library Main Program Room 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States
If you enjoyed the Bang-a-Can Poetry Slam on the Library lawn last summer or more recently via Zoom, don't miss the Ring-in-Spring Poetry-Palooza! More than a dozen local and regional poets will share their work as the audience responds with a raucous ringing of bells. Bring your own bell or we'll …
Masking: An Art, Expression, & Poetry WorkshopThe Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, Connecticut
In the many paintings of coyote masks featured in The Coyote Makes the Sunset Better, Duane Slick marries Modernist abstraction with the traditions and beliefs of his Indigenous heritage. By choosing the coyote, a seminal figure in Native American folklore, Slick alludes to his own personal ties to the Meskwaki (Fox …
WITH VOICES FREED AT LASTThe Meetinghouse 605 Ridgebury Road, Ridgefield, Connecticut
The long-silenced voices of Connecticut's enslaved will be heard. Inspired by the Witness Stones Project, which honors enslaved individuals by researching their histories and placing memorial plaques at the site of their enslavement, four esteemed poets give voice to those denied their humanity. Join us in the historic Meetinghouse as …
Online: Collegiate Poets of CT – Winners of the 2023 College Circuit Competition
Featuring the five student-poets selected by a prestigious panel to be honored for 2022-23: Isabella Bullock (WCSU), Oliver Egger (Wesleyan), Sara Green (ECSU), Alisa Mejia (Quinnipiac) and John Nguyen (Yale). Click button below to register to receive the zoom link:
Online: Sheila-Na-Gig Spring Issue Poet Showcase
Hosted by Barb Jennes. Click the button below to register.
Online: Praise This Place: An Earth Day Poetry Celebration
Featuring noted Connecticut eco-poets Amy Nawrocki, John Stanizzi, Dr. Jean Linville, and Lou Gabordi. Click button below to register to receive the Zoom link:
Writers’ Salon (in-person)
Hosted by Erika Lutzner and featuring B. Fulton Jennes, Jack Powers, & Mick Theebs. For info and to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PoemAlley Persona Poetry Workshop (in-person)Stamford Unitarian Universalist Church 20 Forest Street, Stamford, Connecticut, United States
...come investigate the power and challenge of persona poem-writing!
Celebrating PoetryWoodbury Public Library 269 Main Street, Woodbury, Connecticut, United States
A full day of poetry conversations and workshops, hosted by Woodbury Poet Laureate Sandy Carlson. Including a panel discussion, "What is Poetry? Why do we need it?", at 10:30 am featuring Ridgefield Poet Laureate, Barb Fulton Jennes.
Online: Poems From Connecticut’s Four Corners
Featuring Brian Clements (SW), Marilyn Johnston (Central), Jim Kelleher (NW), Karen Warinsky (NE), and Christie Max Williams (SE). Click the button below to register to receive the Zoom link: