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 in the Memorial Room at the Fairfield Public Library. 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)

A Bloom of Poems

Fairfield Public Library

We'll start out the meeting talking about publishing opportunities and local readings that are taking place in the upcoming month. After that, the floor will be open to poets who would like to read their work, with optional critiques from their fellow poets. If you'd like to read at the meeting, please bring 1 poem. Also, if you'd like feedback on your poem, please feel free to bring printed copies for other members to write out their thoughts during your reading, so they can give it back to you after our group discussion. Readings may be limited, based on the number of poets attending and time constraints, so RSVP early if you'd like to read. Ed and I plan on bringing light refreshments - coffee and perhaps something to nibble on - to give us all energy for Saturday morning. We have optional poetry homework - again, this is optional for anyone interested in participating and completely NOT required to do. Spring is here and flowers are blooming, so the theme of this month is "growth." Our journal this month that we'll all try to be submitting to after this meeting is Elephants Never, https://elephantsnever.com/submissions/. We look forward to seeing all of you in May.

Laughing Up Poetry

Fairfield Public Library

We'll start out the meeting talking about publishing opportunities and local readings that are taking place in the upcoming month. After that, the floor will be open to poets who would like to read their work, with optional critiques from their fellow poets. If you'd like to read at the meeting, please bring 1 poem. Also, if you'd like feedback on your poem, please feel free to bring printed copies for other members to write out their thoughts during your reading, so they can give it back to you after our group discussion. Readings may be limited, based on the number of poets attending and time constraints, so RSVP early if you'd like to read. Ed and I plan on bringing light refreshments - coffee and perhaps something to nibble on - to give us all energy for Saturday morning. We have optional poetry homework - again, this is optional for anyone interested in participating and completely NOT required to do. Summer vacation is here, so it's a great time for a bit of fun and "humor," our poetry theme this month. Our journal this month that we'll all try to be submitting to after this meeting is Defenestration, http://www.defenestrationmag.net/submissions/. We look forward to seeing all of you in June.

Red Hot Poems

Fairfield Public Library

We'll start out the meeting talking about publishing opportunities and local readings that are taking place in the upcoming month. After that, the floor will be open to poets who would like to read their work, with optional critiques from their fellow poets. If you'd like to read at the meeting, please bring 1 poem. Also, if you'd like feedback on your poem, please feel free to bring printed copies for other members to write out their thoughts during your reading, so they can give it back to you after our group discussion. Readings may be limited, based on the number of poets attending and time constraints, so RSVP early if you'd like to read. Ed and I plan on bringing light refreshments - coffee and perhaps something to nibble on - to give us all energy for Saturday morning. We have optional poetry homework - again, this is optional for anyone interested in participating and completely NOT required to do. July's sun is beating down on us again, and so the theme for this month is "heat." Our journal this month that we'll all try to be submitting to after this meeting is Chantarelle’s Notebook, https://chantarellesnotebook.com/submit/. We look forward to seeing all of you in July.

Poetic Workings

Fairfield Public Library

We'll start out the meeting talking about publishing opportunities and local readings that are taking place in the upcoming month. After that, the floor will be open to poets who would like to read their work, with optional critiques from their fellow poets. If you'd like to read at the meeting, please bring 1 poem. Also, if you'd like feedback on your poem, please feel free to bring printed copies for other members to write out their thoughts during your reading, so they can give it back to you after our group discussion. Readings may be limited, based on the number of poets attending and time constraints, so RSVP early if you'd like to read. Ed and I plan on bringing light refreshments - coffee and perhaps something to nibble on - to give us all energy for Saturday morning. We have optional poetry homework - again, this is optional for anyone interested in participating and completely NOT required to do. This month is the last gasp of summer, so our thoughts will be turning back to "work," our theme for this month. Our journal this month that we'll all try to be submitting to after this meeting is The Cascadia Subduction Zone https://thecsz.com/guidelines.html. We look forward to seeing all of you in August.

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POETRY MONTH CELEBRATION at Fairfield Library

Fairfield Public Library

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