From 1994 to 2011, the original Wednesday Night Poetry Series offered a weekly poetry celebration. The format included an open mic, a featured poet and a writing workshop. 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 first-time readers & poets! The series never limited its focus to one kind of poetry. Featured readers included both well-known “page” and “stage” poets from academia, slam and everything in between.
In 2011 the series changed its governance, hosts and web-editor. It continued for one more year, using a mainly a workshop format with sporadic features. The last feature, on September 26, 2012, was Neil Silberblatt who went on to run the Voices of Poetry Series.
Check http://wedpoetry.wordpress.com for that final year. RIP WNPS.
For an ongoing weekly series check out Poem Alley which meets in Stamford at Curley’s Diner.