Sunday February 3, 3pm—Julie Choffel and Ciaran Berry

Sunday February 3, 3pm—Julie Choffel and Ciaran Berry

Ciaran Berry’s most recent book is Liner Notes, published by The Gallery Press in October, 2018. He is also the author of The Dead Zoo, which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and The Sphere of Birds, winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition, the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, and the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. Originally from the West of Ireland, he lives in West Hartford and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Trinity College.

Julie Choffel grew up in Austin, Texas, where she studied geography, ecology, and writing. She is a graduate of the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at UMass Amherst and author of The Hello Delay. She teaches writing at UConn and Tunxis Community College, and was recently named Poet Laureate of West Hartford, where she lives with her husband and their three children.

Reading starts with an Open Mike.

Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Free event.

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Upcoming Readings 2019


Sunday Feb 3: Julie Choffel and Ciaran Berry

Sunday March 3: Antoinette Brim and Jonathan Anderson

Sunday April 7: Brian Sneeden and David Leff

Sunday May 5: Megan Collins and TBD

Sunday June 2: Steve & Benjamin Ostrowski and TBD

All dates are Sundays, 3PM, starting with an OPEN MIKE.

Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Series History

December 2: Hendree Milward and Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi

November 4: Mary Panke and Srinivas Mandavilli

October 14: Aaron Caycedo-Kimura and Leslie Johnson

September 9: Reading to celebrate the publication of Unlocking the Word: An Anthology of Found Poetry, featuring editor Jonas Zdanys and various contributors doing short readings: Vivian Shipley, David Leff, Laura Altshul, Thomasina Levy, Jennifer Glick, Sherri Bedingfield, Sharon Chace, Pamela Guinan, Kathy Douglas and James Finnegan.

June 3: Joan Hofmann & John Surowiecki

May 6: Donna Fleischer and Leslie McGrath

April 8: Tim Cole and Patricia Mottola

March 4: Faith Vicinanza and Timothy Cresswell

December 3: Sarah Nichols

November 5: Sean Frederick Forbes and Claudia McGhee

October 1: David Giannini and Vivian Shipley

September 17: Former members of the Brickwalk Poets: Paula Adams Nelson, John Cayer, Charlie Chase, Gray Jacobik, Marilyn Johnston & Lisa C. Taylor

May 7: Laura Mazza-Dixon and Maria Sassi

April 9: Pegi Deitz Shea and Jeff Mock

March 5: Brian Clements and Ben Woodard

Prior series... WordForge Reading Series