Series ended - Start of WordHouse Reading Series

The Charter Oak Readings have ceased after a good run abruptly halted by the pandemic. A new series is being launched:

WordHouse Reading Series

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Series History


March 1: Lucy Ferriss & John Stanizzi

Feb 2: "Poetry on the Streets" a project by Melanie Pappadis Faranello. Featuring readers: James Dale, Ginny Lowe Connors and Frederick-Douglass Knowles II


November 10: Obed Sebastian Fonder & Cortney Davis

October 6: Glenn Shea & Lori Desrosiers

September 8: Poets from the anthology Shadows from Unfinished Things: Marilyn Johnston, Dom Failla, Andrea Barton and James Govoni

June 2: Steven & Benjamin Ostrowski and Andrea Barton

May 5: Megan Collins and Brian Johnson

April 7: Brian Sneeden and David Leff

March 3: Antoinette Brim and Jonathan Andersen

February 3: Julie Choffel and Ciaran Berry

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