Arts Center East hosts a number of literary events throughout the year including readings, workshops, and book discussions.
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 fourth 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.
ACE Virtual Book Club
Arts Center East’s Book Club is meeting virtually!
Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 3:00pm via Zoom
Arts Center East’s Book Club is meeting virtually! October 21 we will meet via zoom to discuss Educated by Tara Westover. In this best-selling memoir, Westover tells her story of growing up in a survivalist household in Idaho, with little formal education and limited contact with the world. Westover is continually torn between her family and her desire to become educated, and no one can change her life but herself..
If you are new to the Arts Center East Book Club and would like to join in the October meeting, please email email@example.com.