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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 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.

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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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