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Poetry Potluck
Poetry Potluck

Second Wednesday of each month, starting September 14

Location:
Whirligig Brewing
397 Railroad Street, Unit #2
St. Johnsbury, VT

Poets and poetry lovers are invited to gather monthly at Whirligig Brewing in St. Johnsbury, Vermont to share food and words at a Poetry Potluck hosted by the brewery and Catamount Arts, as part of PoemTown St. Johnsbury. Poetry Potlucks will be held on the second Wednesday of each month, with the first one on September 14 from 7-9pm. Three local poets will share hosting duties each month: Jed Feffer of Greensboro, Jen Hudgens of Newport, and Toussaint St. Negritude of Newark.

All are welcome to bring poems or prose of their own or of others to read, or just come to listen and share food and conversation with other poetry lovers. There is no obligation to bring food, but participants are welcome to do so.

“Poets gathering to share their words and a meal creates an incredible experience, helping to build and strengthen bonds within the communities in which we are creating our art,” said poet Jen Hudgens. Whirligig Brewing owner and brewer Geoffrey Sewake added, "Whirligig is excited to support the community and the Arts. Hosting a monthly Poetry Potluck on the second Monday of the month is a perfect way for us to create fun spaces for creativity and energy in our Northeast Kingdom community."

Whirligig Brewing is a small one barrel nano brewery and taproom located in downtown St Johnsbury, utilizing local and regional grain and hops in the majority of their beers. They brew a wide variety of beer styles, including IPAs, lagers and stouts, but specialize in sours and wild ales. Whirligig Brewing is proudly BIPOC-owned.

PoemTown St. Johnsbury celebrates poetry in all forms and by all people, primarily during the month of April, which is National Poetry Month.

For more information about the Poetry Potlucks, contact Anne Campbell at Catamount Arts, acampbell@catamountarts.org.

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