Literary Arts


Poetry Rocks! is a quarterly poetry reading series organized by ACE Artist Member and Vernon Poet Laureate, Pegi Deitz Shea. It is co-sponsored by Arts Center East and the Vernon Arts Commission. In 2017, the then ACE Director, Joan Sonnanburg, approached Pegi about beginning a poetry reading series that would feature Rockville High School’s award-winning poets, early career poets, and established Connecticut poets.

Now in its sixth year, Poetry Rocks! has featured numerous poets, including current CT State Poet Laureate, Margaret Gibson, and past CT State Poet Laureate, Rennie McQuilkin. Readings are held on Sunday afternoons at Arts Center East.

Artist-Poets Exhibit

May 27-June 17, 2023

Eureka Gallery
An exhibit of select artist-poets


The ACE Book club is meeting virtually!

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 20223
Time: 1:30pm, via Zoom
Title for Discussion: I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron


“Here is the beloved, bestselling author of I Feel Bad About My Neck at her funniest, wisest, and best, taking a hilarious look at the past and bemoaning the vicissitudes of modern life—and recalling with her signature clarity and wisdom everything she hasn’t (yet) forgotten.

In these pages she takes us from her first job in the mailroom at Newsweek to the six stages of email, from memories of her parents’ whirlwind dinner parties to her own life now full of Senior Moments (or, as she calls them, Google moments), from her greatest career flops to her most treasured joys.

Filled with insights and observations that instantly ring true, I Remember Nothing is a delightful, poignant gift from one of our finest writers. (I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron: 9780307742803 | Books)

If you are new to the ACE Book Club and would like to join the May meeting, email prior to the meeting date.

Please read our Book Club discussion guidelines before joining.