Calling All Poets (. . . and poetry lovers) hosted by Victoria Muñoz
Wednesday, April 4 – 6:30 pm
Open mic sign-up 6:20 pm

Baub Bidon, Virginia Shreve & Dan Wilcox
Poet, actor, writer, playwright, and visual artist Baub Bidon used to MC rap and battle friends in beat boxing (making sound affects). After imper-sonating friends and tv characters, he became a stand-up comedian and spoken word artist/actor. Although his poetry captures life’s struggles through the eyes of the hip hop generation, people of all ages and backgrounds can relate to it.

Virginia Shreve has worked as a copywriter, assistant librarian, writer and editor of newsletters, journals, and other special interest material, penning essays, short humor, and poetry. Her poetry has appeared in Cedar Rock, The Southern Poetry Review,
Crucible, various chapbooks and other publications. She has performed in Word Art, Spoken Word, and arts benefits in Connecticut and the Midwest.

Dan Wilcox both writes and publishes poetry. His poems have appeared in Out of the Catskills, The Second Word Thursday Anthology, Chronogram, We Speak for Peace, in numerous journals and anthologies and on the internet. He is a member of the Three Guys from Albany poetry performance group, has been featured in numerous NY poetry venues and was a finalist for the 1998 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards.

National Library Week
Wednesday, April 11, 2012-6:30 pm
The Eve of the Titanic Centennial
“ How J.P. Morgan and the
Titanic (The Owner)
sank the New Haven Railroad”

A presentation by Richard DeLuca, author of POST ROADS & IRON HORSES: Transportation in Connecticut from Colonial Times to the Age of Steam
His lecture on how J. P. Morgan and the sinking the Titanic, contributed to the demise of the New Haven Railroad highlights the economic interconnections of the 19th century.

Richard DeLuca has worked as a Connecticut transportation planner for ten years and has written on regional transportation for Connecticut History and the Encyclopedia of Connecticut History Online.