THE POETORIUM AT STARLITE

THE POETORIUM AT STARLITE

STARLITE BAR AND GALLERY, 39 HAMILTON STREET, SOUTHBRIDGE, MA
THE LAST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH
7PM – 10PM
OPEN MIC SIGNUP STARTS AT 6:30PM
ADMISSION: FREE (BUT A HAT WILL BE PASSED TO PAY OUR FEATURE AND COMPENSATE THE STARLITE FOR THE USE OF THEIR SPACE)

After over two years of being on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are proud to announce the return of our monthly open mic and featured poetry reading series, The Poetorium at Starlite (which made its debut on May 28th, 2019), hosted by Paul Szlosek and Ron Whittle on the Last Thursday of Each Month from 7 pm to 10 pm. It is a full evening of live poetry and spoken word starting with a brief interview on stage with the night’s featured poet,  followed by a reading by our feature, a  5-10 minute tribute to a dead poet by a guest reader, a short intermission, and then the open mic (with a 5 minute limit for each reader).

Poets, writers, and artists are invited to sell their wares during the show totally free of charge. Space on a limited number of tables is available to vendors on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Our Next Scheduled Poetorium Will Be Thursday, September 29th, 2022 With Jennifer Freed (2022 Frank O’Hara Prize winner) as Our Featured Poet!

Please check out our Calendar Page for a list of our upcoming features for 2022!
For more information, contact us at poetorium@mail.com

13 thoughts on “THE POETORIUM AT STARLITE

    1. Thank you so much, Vesta! It would be so wonderful if you could. It was really great talking to you and hearing you read last Saturday at New Hartford.

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  1. It should be noted that Paul and I featured in the National Beat Poetry Foundation Inc. in New Hartford, Ct. June 1st 2019 and love to have some of the open mic-ers come up to our show.

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    1. Thank you so very much, Sarma! That is absolutely fabulous news. We are really looking forward to your visit. We’ve been told that we may also have a poet visiting from Sweden, so we will really have a truly international night at the Poetorium.

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      1. Dear: Poetorium; Thank you very much for having such a wonderful show. I get to be a part of the show, doing my own poetry on stage. and have people walk up to me and say how good of a job I did. It makes me want to do more shows and write more poetry. Thank you very much, Ron and Paul…

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  2. I have become acquainted Paul and Ron from many shared venues in central and western MA.
    I have not yet, but definately will be checking out the Poetorum.
    I look forward to experiencing the synergy of this dynamic venture.

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  3. I asked Arthur today “Why is taking part in the Poetorium so much fun!!!! Its more fun than just about any other activity/group I belong to. Thanks to both of you for your work and uplifting spirit. Being a part of Poetorium is a great joy for us.

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  4. Barbera, thank you for your incredibly kind comment.!Both Ron and I really value your participation and wonderful contributions to the Poetorium. The Poetorium would definitely would not be the same without you and Arthur.

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