IN JUST TWO WEEKS!!!

IN JUST TWO WEEKS

The Poets, Writers & Storytellers Stage

LIVE & OUTSIDE at The 2021 Norwalk Art Festival

Mathews Park – Norwalk, Connecticut

Admission: FREE
Ages – 18+
Rain or Shine
No Open Mic – Featured Poets

We Will Observe Connecticut COVID Guidelines for Outdoor Gatherings

Saturday, June 26th – 2 Poetry Events

12Noon to 1:30pm – Poetry Event I

1:30pm to 2:30pm –  Lunch & Enjoy the Park

2:30pm to 4:00pm –  Poetry – Event II

Sunday, June 27

12Noon to 1:30pm – Poetry Event IIII

2:00pm to 3:30pm – Poetry – Event IV

TWO WEEKS FROM NOW!!!

TWO WEEKS FROM NOW!!!

I am happy and appreciative to be one of three poets featuring at NeuroNautic Institute

FEATURED POETS

Cathyann Cusimano
Jerry Johnson
Damian Rucci

When: June 24th 7pm-9pm
Where: This reading will be streaming live on FB LIVE the NeuroNautic Institute / NeuroNautic Press page

(https://www.facebook.com/NeuroNautic-Institute-Neuronautic-Press-109548260772346/)

Also: Online ZOOM – see open mic note below

Admission: FREE

Open mic: YES – THE LIST TO SIGN UP FOR THE OPEN MIC IS OPEN NOW. TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST MESSAGE Matthew Hupert PRIVATELY TO GET THE ZOOM ACCESS

JOIN US!!!

POET BIOs

CATHYANN is a beat poet of illumination. She shines a light on whatever catches her attention, puts the images in a blender and hits the gas. Cathyann enjoys creating works of art out of a multitude of media and making an adventure out of spontaneous experiences. Cathyann has been included in 2 Great Weather for Media anthologies, Fresh Hot Bread, Voices Israel, and Sparring With Beatnik Ghost anthologies. She has published 5 books of poetry: Being Myself on Fire, The Soul Made Visible, The Main Content, Ordinarily Divine and Walking Down The Street With the Sound of Life in Her Eyes. Her next book of poetry: Roadtrips, Fantasies, and Lava Flows is due to be released late 2021.

JERRY T JOHNSON is a Poet and Spoken Word Artist whose poetry has appeared in a variety of literary publications worldwide. His poetry collection “Poets Should Not Write About Politics” was selected winner of Evening Press’ 2020 Sinclair Poetry prize.
Jerry also features at many Spoken Word and Poetry venues in the New York City and Southern Connecticut areas. Jerry lives with his wife Raye in Danbury, Connecticut. You may follow Jerry’s work on the following social media networks:

jtjohnpoet.com
twitter.com/jetjohn3
facebook.com/jtjpoetry

DAMIAN RUCCI is a poet from New Jersey whose work has appeared in As It Ought To Be Magazine, Cultural Weekly, No Contact Magazine, and dozens of other zines in print and digital. He is a founding member of the Nu Profits of Poetic Discord and author of six poetry volumes. Founder of Poetry in the Port and host of Bards on Broadway & The Chamber Cantos.

(https://www.facebook.com/NeuroNautic-Institute-Neuronautic-Press-109548260772346/)

The Poets, Writers & Storytellers Stage!!!

The Poets, Writers & Storytellers Stage

LIVE & OUTSIDE at The 2021 Norwalk Art Festival

Mathews Park – Norwalk, Connecticut

Admission: FREE
Ages – 18+
Rain or Shine
No Open Mic – Featured Poets

We Will Observe Connecticut COVID Guidelines for Outdoor Gatherings

Saturday, June 26th – 2 Poetry Events

12Noon to 1:30pm – Poetry Event I

1:30pm to 2:30pm –  Lunch & Enjoy the Park

2:30pm to 4:00pm –  Poetry – Event II

Sunday, June 27

1pm to 3:00pm – Poetry Event III

Featured Poets

SATURDAY

Alison McBain
Christine Kalfus
Christopher Madden
Jerry Johnson
John F. McMullen
Laurel Peterson
Mary Keating
Neddy Smith
Robert Zwilling
Tanya Ko Hong
Van Hartmann

SUNDAY

Ezra Lovecroft
Elizabeth Chatsworth
Gabi Coatsworth
Jack Powers
Srinivas Mandavilli
Tarn Granucci
Vincent Bell
William Hayden

The Poets, Writers & Storytellers Stage

Live & Outside at The 2021 Norwalk Art Festival

The Poets, Writers & Storytellers Stage

LIVE & OUTSIDE at The 2021 Norwalk Art Festival

Mathews Park – Norwalk, Connecticut

Admission: FREE
Ages – 18+
Rain or Shine
No Open Mic – Featured Poets

We Will Observe Connecticut COVID Guidelines for Outdoor Gatherings

Saturday, June 26th – 2 Poetry Events

12Noon to 1:30pm – Poetry Event I

1:30pm to 2:30pm –  Lunch & Enjoy the Park

2:30pm to 4:00pm –  Poetry – Event II

Sunday, June 27

1pm to 3:00pm – Poetry Event III

Featured Poets

SATURDAY

Alison McBain
Christine Kalfus
Christopher Madden
Jerry Johnson
John F. McMullen
Laurel Peterson
Mary Keating
Neddy Smith
Robert Zwilling
Tanya Ko Hong
Van Hartmann

SUNDAY

Ezra Lovecroft
Elizabeth Chatsworth
Gabi Coatsworth
Jack Powers
Srinivas Mandavilli
Tarn Granucci
Vincent Bell
William Hayden

Many Thanks to the Editors

Many Thanks to the Editors

Many Thanks to the Editors of The Pedestal Magazine for accepting my poem in their upcoming June issue!

Dear Jerry,
Thank you for sending us your poems. We’re thrilled to have received them and would like to include “Gun” in our June 2021 issue (Issue 88), which will post on or around June 21.

With many best wishes, 

Pedestal Magazine 

Home

…THREE, TWO, ONE…ZERO!!!

TODAY AT 4:00 PM

great weather for Media’s Spoken Word Sunday’s – Presents:  Caitlin Jans & Shanna T. Melton
 
great weather for Media is bringing you another great poetry event with 2 amazing features:
 
Caitlin Jans:  Poet, Author, Founder of Authors Publish Magazine – Toronto, Canada
 
-and-
 
Shanna T. Melton:  Poet, Author, Painter – Bridgeport, Connecticut
 
When:
 
Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 – 4pm-5:30pm EDT
 
Where: ONLINE ZOOM
 
** To watch directly on zoom and to read on open mic, you must register for this event via Eventbrite
 
YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:
 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caitlin-jans-and-shanna-t-melton-plus-poetry-open-mic-registration-148939775879

The features will also be live-streamed to the great weather for MEDIA facebook page
 
 
Plus open mic. (3 minutes) – The host will be taking open mic signups during the event.
 
Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson
 
21+



POET BIOs


Caitlin Jans (Thomson)

Caitlin Thomson has an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals including The Adroit Journal, The Penn Review, Barrow Street, Cosmonaut Avenue, The Boiler, and Till the Tides. She’s the author of three chapbooks and the founder of Authors Publish Magazine. You can learn more about her writing at http://www.caitlinthomson.com.

Shanna T. Melton
A recipient of the Connecticut Office of the Arts Hero Award (2018), Shanna Melton is a poet, painter, educator, and the author of Unraveling My Thoughts. Her contributions to Connecticut’s vibrant poetry scene include arts ambassadorships for the Mary & Eliza Freeman Center for History and Community, the Housatonic Museum of Art, and the founding of the open mic institution that is Lyrical Voices, a local showcase for contemporary poets and visual artists from across the region. Work from her current exhibition “Her Dragons Fly” is on view and online at the http://www.PoeticSoulArts.net. You can find and support her work at http://poeticsoularts.net.


YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/caitlin-jans-and-shanna-t-melton-plus-poetry-open-mic-registration-148939775879