From 1994 to 2011, the original Wednesday Night Poetry Series offered a weekly poetry meeting, including an open mic, a featured poet and a writing workshop, with an occasional themed open mic. During all those years through many different venues WNPS welcomed poets, spoken-word artists, writers, (memoir, fiction, literary, plays, blogs etc) monologists, storytellers, songwriters, musicians (acoustic) and also – listeners! Attendees were invited to read their own work or works by their favorite writers. We were a a small, warm, friendly environment that gave an encouraging start to many 1st-time readers! The series never limited its focus to one kind of poetry – features included both well known “page” and “stage” poets, some from academia and some from slam and everything in between.
The series lumbered on for one more year mostly without weekly features, and died at the end of 2012. RIP WNPS.
For an ongoing weekly series check out Poem Alley which meets in Stamford at Curley’s Diner.