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 seventh 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.


The ACE Book club is meeting virtually!

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Time: 1:30pm via Zoom
Title for Discussion: Oath and Honor by Liz Cheney

Date: Wednesday, May, 2024
Time: 1:30pm via Zoom
Title for Discussion: The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride

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

Please read our Book Club discussion guidelines before joining.