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Genesis: A Poetry Group

12/18/2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Genesis: the origin or coming into being of something

Calling all poets, poets-to-be, contemporaries & contemplatives, and admirers of the written word. Join us for a new poetry writing group that will meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6 PM in the Library’s Ames Room. Each meeting we will explore a new poem to read deeply together and parse out its images, references, poetic devices, and possible meanings to cultivate a deeper appreciation for poetry. Then we will take the opportunity to generate our own writing in response to a prompt rooted in the poem we just read. Your responses do not need to be in meter or rhyme (or even have line breaks!) and sharing what you’ve written is not required. You are welcome to simply come listen and enjoy the musicality of language as well.

This group is facilitated by the Library’s Adult Services Programming Librarian, Ery Caswell. Ery has started writing groups of various genres and styles for the last 5 years. His creative nonfiction and poems have been published in a handful of literary journals and prior to tripping & falling into public librarianship he was a writing tutor and instructor. He received his BA in Writing and in Politics from Ithaca College. If you have questions about this group or poems to recommend send them to him at


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Mystic & Noank Library
(860) 536-7721
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40 Library St, Mystic, CT 06355
40 Library Street
Mystic, CT 06355
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