Sunday October 14: Aaron Caycedo-Kimura and Leslie Johnson

Sunday October 14, 3PM—

Aaron Caycedo-Kimura is a poet, painter, and cartoonist. His poetry appears or is forthcoming in Poet Lore, Off the Coast, San Pedro River Review, Connecticut River Review, Crack the Spine, Rust + Moth, Gravel, Tule Review, and elsewhere. His paintings have appeared in galleries throughout Connecticut, including the John Slade Ely House in New Haven, the Westport Arts Center in Westport, and City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport. Aaron is also the author and illustrator of Text, Don’t Call: An Illustrated Guide to the Introverted Life (TarcherPerigee).

Leslie Johnson’s fiction has been broadcast on NPR, selected for anthologies, and published in numerous literary magazines including The Threepenny Review, Glimmer Train, Colorado Review, Third Coast, december, and Cimarron Review. Winner of the 2017 Pushcart Prize, her work appears in the “best of Pushcart prose” anthology, Love Stories for Turbulent Times (Pushcart Press, Jan. 2018). Her stories are also forthcoming (Fall 2018) in The Flexible Persona and The Silver Pen Award Anthology. Leslie teaches at the University of Hartford and conducts workshops around the state as a Teaching Artist for the Connecticut Office of the Arts. She is a recipient of the CT State 2018 Literary Arts Fellowship Grant.

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 2018


October 14: Aaron Caycedo-Kimura and Leslie Johnson

November 4: Mary Panke and Srinivas Mandavilli

December 2: Ines P. Rivera Prosdocimi and Hendree Milward

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

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

Series History

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