On Wednesday, September 7, the great Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic series in Saratoga Springs continues – at a new temporary home – with a featured performance from The Gossamer Stone Poets followed by an open mic for poetry and spoken word.
While the Caffe is undergoing renovations, this event will be held at Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs NY 12866.
The Gossamer Stone Poets began as The Northshire Poetry Reading Group in October of 2012, sponsored by Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT. By January 2013, they had become a poetry writing group as well. In May of 2015 they self-published Border Lines: a poetry collection, which represents the poetry of 6 out of the 8 Gossamer Stone Poets. The poets are from Southwestern Vermont and over the border into New York State, hence the name of their book. They meet twice a month for Reading and Writing Meetings, enjoy getting away together for writing retreats to monasteries and Montreal, and are in demand for The Poet Is In event. Although diverse in their poetry forms and styles, they share a passion for poetry that’s been a beacon in their creative lives.
The Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic, hosted by Carol Graser and sponsored by Northshire Bookstore, takes place on the first Wednesday of each and every month (usually) at Caffè Lena (47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs). This event has a $5.00 admission charge. Sign up at 7:00, 7:30 readings start.