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Just 2 days away from: The Poets, Writers and Storytellers Stage at the Norwalk Arts Festival!!!

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The Poets, Writers and Storytellers Stage will appear at The 2018 Norwalk Arts Festival !!!

Saturday, June 23rd & Sunday, June 24th

10AM to 5PM Each Day

Rain or Shine

Lockwood-Matthews Mansion, Norwalk CT

Mathews Park, 295 West Ave

Norwalk, Connecticut 06850


DIRECTIONS BY CAR – Norwalk Art Festival, is located in Mathews Park, 295 West Avenue, just off of I95, Exit 15 in Norwalk, Connecticut

DIRECTIONS BY TRAIN – Metro North – New Haven Line, South Norwalk Station stop;  plenty taxis, Uber and Lyft available also.  Mathews Park is 3 miles from the station.


10:00 AM–12:00 PM — Meet the Poets, Writers & Storytellers, Open Mic Sign Up, Book Sales

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM  — ROUND ONE

• Poets, Writers & Storytellers take to the stage

• Open mic will be sprinkled in with our features

• Special appearance by The Honorable, Harry Rilling, Mayor of Norwalk

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM  — ROUND TWO

• Poets, Writers & Storytellers take to the stage!



10:00 AM–12:30 PM: Meet the Poets & Book Sales

12:30 PM– 3:00 PM: Featured Poets,Writers, Storytellers

• Poets, Writers & Storytellers take to the stage

• Open mic will be sprinkled in with our features



The Poets, Writers & Storytellers Stage will consist of artists sharing their poetry, art and prose on a virtual stage.  In addition to the features, there will be a 10 slot open mic sign up for open mic’readers.

The stage will be located on the south side of the mansion.  Just follow the footpath to the mansion and keep right, you will not miss it.  The stage will open at 12:00 PM on Saturday and 12:30 PM on Sunday.

There will be 2 Poetry Readings on Saturday: Round One and Round Two.  Round One will start at 12:00 Noon and run until 2:00 PM.  We will then break for lunch and visits to the other artist areas at the festival.  Round Two will start at 3:00 PM and run until 4:30 PM.  You can listen to a few poets in Round One, go visit other artists at the festival, have a bite to eat and come back and listen to a few more poets in Round Two!!!

For the open mic: you can read your own or you can read work from a famous poet…we will provide copies of some poems by famed poets that you can choose from…don’t be too shy…you will get plenty of love and support while you are on stage!

In addition to the featured artists and the open mic readers, a special appearance by The Honorable, Harry Rilling, Mayor of Norwalk is being planned. He is a huge supporter of the arts and we plan to invite him to make a few remarks.

Jerry T Johnson, Poet will be the Host,

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My Upcoming Feature

I ,along with poet Shanna Melton, will be featured in the Norwalk’s Poets in Conversation series at the Norwalk Public Library, Norwalk, Connecticut on Thursday, October 6th, 7pm- 8:30pm. The feature will hosted by Laurel Peterson, Poet Laureate of Norwalk. The feature will consist of Shanna and I reading our poetry and then a conversation between the poets will be moderated by Laurel!

If you are in the general area, stop by for a wonderful night of poetry, prose and conversation.

Norwalk is easy to reach from many points in Connecticut and New York via the Metro North New Haven line as well as easily accessible by car via interstate 95.

Stay tuned. More information will be provided as the feature date approaches!