Poetry Potluck Starts Sept. 14

ST. JOHNSBURY – Poets and poetry lovers are invited to gather monthly at Whirligig Brewing to share food and words at a Poetry Potluck hosted jointly by the brewery and Catamount Arts as part of PoemTown St. Johnsbury. Poetry Potlucks will be held on the second Wednesday of every month, beginning September 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 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 read original poems or prose, favorite works written by others, or to skip reading altogether and just listen and chat with other poetry lovers over food and drink. 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.

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