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The Wednesday Night Poetry Series, RIP WNPS

07 Feb

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.

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2 Comments

Posted by on February 7, 2012 in Notes on WNPS

 

2 responses to “The Wednesday Night Poetry Series, RIP WNPS

  1. Rolf Maurer

    August 10, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Here is a PoemAlley blurb of Faith’s appearance today at 6 pm at the UU Society in Stamford as part of the Cafe Night program:

    http://poemalley.blogspot.com/2013/08/uusis-to-host-poemalleys-cafe-night-one.html

     
  2. MM Walker

    September 10, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks for posting that Rolf. Haven’t visited in a while.

     

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