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Call For Readers: Third Annual Risk A Verse

Published: February 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is organizing its Third Annual Risk A Verse, a free community event in recognition of National Poetry Month. Newtown residents, and those who work in town, are being invited to recite their favorite poems in a fun, nonjudgmental Sunday afternoon get together.


This year's Risk A Verse will take place Sunday, April 8, at 2 pm, at Newtown Meeting House.


Organizers are looking for folks who either live or work in Newtown and would like to recite their favorite published poem (no unpublished work please). In past events, the event has hosted teachers, restaurant owners, school children, politicians, religious leaders, crossing guards, auto mechanics, musicians, and many others from all walks of life who came together to enjoy poetry.


Anyone interested in being a reader is invited to contact Tracy Van Buskirk and Lisa Schwartz at newtownpoetry@gmail.com, or visit facebook.com/riskaverse.


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This Week's Poll

Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
0% (0 votes)
The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
50% (1 vote)
“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
50% (1 vote)
“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
0% (0 votes)
“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
0% (0 votes)
Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
0% (0 votes)
“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
0% (0 votes)
Newtown Day, October 6
0% (0 votes)
The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
0% (0 votes)
Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
0% (0 votes)
“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
0% (0 votes)
Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
0% (0 votes)
The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
0% (0 votes)
Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
0% (0 votes)
Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
0% (0 votes)
“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
0% (0 votes)
Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2