What we're about

The Poets' Salon is an all-inclusive group that gets together the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. While we used to meet in the Fairfield Public Library before the pandemic, we've moved our meetings online to Zoom.

During the meeting, we read our poetry aloud, politely critique each others' work (upon request), highlight publishing opportunities, and also talk about local poetry readings. So if you write sonnets or haikus, free verse or limericks, quaterns or sestinas, or just want to listen to some great poetry, stop by the Fairfield Library and meet your local poets.

Readings may be limited, based on the number of poets attending and time constraints, so RSVP early if you'd like to read. The group is moderated by Fairfield writers Edward Ahern and Alison McBain.

For more info, check out our website at: https://poetssalon.weebly.com/.

Upcoming events (4+)

Feeling February

Fairfield Public Library

*** Meeting is on Zoom - because of recent Zoom bombings, we will no longer post the Zoom link. A day or so before each meeting, I will email the attendees the link through Meetup/email. ***

We’ll start out the meeting talking about publishing opportunities and local readings that are taking place in the upcoming month. Then the floor will be open to poets who would like to read their work, with gentle critiques from their fellow poets.

We have optional poetry homework – again, this is optional for anyone interested in participating and completely NOT required to do. This month’s poetry form is katuata poems. For more info about the format and how to write one, check here: https://poetscollective.org/poetryforms/katuata/. Our selected journal for submitting this month is Miniskirt Magazine - https://miniskirtmagazine.com/main-pages/submissions/.

We look forward to seeing all of you in February.

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Mirthful March

Fairfield Public Library

*** Meeting is on Zoom - because of recent Zoom bombings, we will no longer post the Zoom link. A day or so before each meeting, I will email the attendees the link through Meetup/email. ***

We’ll start out the meeting talking about publishing opportunities and local readings that are taking place in the upcoming month. Then the floor will be open to poets who would like to read their work, with gentle critiques from their fellow poets.

We have optional poetry homework – again, this is optional for anyone interested in participating and completely NOT required to do. This month’s poetry form is a chastushki poem. For more info about the format and how to write one, check here: https://www.poetrysoup.com/dictionary/chastushka. Our selected journal for submitting this month is Lighten Up Online - https://www.lightenup-online.co.uk/index.php/submissions.

We look forward to seeing all of you in March.

Arias in April

Fairfield Public Library

*** Meeting is on Zoom - because of recent Zoom bombings, we will no longer post the Zoom link. A day or so before each meeting, I will email the attendees the link through Meetup/email. ***

We’ll start out the meeting talking about publishing opportunities and local readings that are taking place in the upcoming month. Then the floor will be open to poets who would like to read their work, with gentle critiques from their fellow poets.

We have optional poetry homework – again, this is optional for anyone interested in participating and completely NOT required to do. This month’s poetry form is ballade. For more info about the format and how to write one, check here: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/ballade-poem-guide. Our selected journal for submitting this month is Coastal Shelf - https://coastalshelf.com/submit/.

We look forward to seeing all of you in April.

Muttering May

Fairfield Public Library

*** Meeting is on Zoom - because of recent Zoom bombings, we will no longer post the Zoom link. A day or so before each meeting, I will email the attendees the link through Meetup/email. ***

We’ll start out the meeting talking about publishing opportunities and local readings that are taking place in the upcoming month. Then the floor will be open to poets who would like to read their work, with gentle critiques from their fellow poets.

We have optional poetry homework – again, this is optional for anyone interested in participating and completely NOT required to do. This month’s poetry form is a mondo poem. For more info about the format and how to write one, check here: https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/mondo-poetic-form. Our selected journal for submitting this month is Amethyst Review - https://amethystmagazine.org/submissions/.

We look forward to seeing all of you in May.

Past events (61)

Jumping into January

Fairfield Public Library