Poets & Pints: November 8

Poets and Pints LogoJoin Porter Square Books at Aeronaut brewery for a celebration of local poetry.

The greater Somerville and Cambridge area is lucky to have such a vibrant poetry community. So, once a month we will gather at the community space at Aeronaut on the Duck Village stage, to celebrate that community with readings by three local poets.

The event will feature a social hour from 6-7 in which you can grab a beer and converse with the poets, hosts, and other poetry fans. The formal reading will be from 7-8 and will feature three local poets reading from their latest works.

The poets reading on November 8 are:

Carla Schwartz is a poet, filmmaker, photographer, and blogger. Her poems have appeared in Aurorean, ArLiJo, Fourth River, Fulcrum, Bluefifth, Common Ground, Cactus Heart, Mom Egg, Switched-on Gutenberg, Gyroscope, Naugatuck River, Solstice, SHARKPACK, Triggerfish, Sweet Tree, and Ibbetson Street. Her poem Gum Surgery was anthologized in City of Notions. Find her first poetry book, Mother, One More Thing on Amazon.com. Her second book of poetry, Intimacy with the Wind, is available from Finishing Line Press. Her CB99videos youtube channel has 1,600,000+ views. Learn more at carlapoet.com, or wakewiththesun.blogspot.com.

John J. Ronan is a  poet, playwright, movie producer, and journalist. He has received national honors for his poetry and is a former National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Ucross Fellow, Bread Loaf Scholar, and Poet Laureate of Gloucester, MA. His 2010 volume, Marrowbone Lane won Highly Recommended honors from the Boston Authors Club. Taking the Train of Singularity South from Midtown, a homage to pluralism in New York City and the nation, appeared this January.  "Good Harbor, Home" from that volume, has been set to a formal score and will be performed by the Salem Philharmonic Feb. 4, 2018. [theronan.org]

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Aeronaut Brewing
14 Tyler ST
Somerville, MA 02143