Green Poetry Cafe with Connecticut Poet Laureate Margaret Gibson and friends

Join us for a "Green Poetry Cafe" with Connecticut Poet Laureate Margaret Gibson and friends. Gibson received a fellowship from the Academy of American Poets for her work celebrating the natural world, and exploring environmental issues, in particular how they are inextricably linked to how we live as individuals and communities. Gibson will be joined by fellow Connecticut poets Joan Hofmann and Steve Straight and our musical guest is the cellist Theodore Mook.

Attendance is limited and all social distancing and outdoor regulations will be strictly adhered to. 

Please use this Eventbrite link to reserve your seats now. Tickets are $15. If you would like to reserve a table for your group please let us know by email ahead of time.

We will have chairs and a limited number of tables available but you are welcome to bring your own folding/lawn chairs or blankets. Seating will be limited on the patio and with additional space on the lawn. 

Feel free to bring your own snacks and refreshments but please note that this is an ALCOHOL FREE event.  We will not be providing trash service.

Masks are required at the event. Once you are seated with your group, if you prefer to, you may remove your mask.

The Arts Café has over 20 years of presenting programs featuring readings by nationally acclaimed poets and writers, complemented by music from New England's best musicians. The series is set in the lovely main gallery of the Mystic Arts Center in downtown Mystic, with cafe-style seating.

Poets and writers presented at The Arts Cafe have included Poets Laureate of the U.S. and winners of the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award, and MacArthur "Genius Award." Music heard at The Arts Cafe has ranged from opera and classical, to jazz and rock, and many other styles and genres.

In 2007, The Arts Café received the Dorothy Mullen Arts and Humanities Award, presented by the National Recreation and Parks Association to "honor the most innovative and effective arts and humanities programs across the nation."

In 1997, the Arts Café~Mystic initiated a special program to honor the Student Poets Laureate from the region's high schools. Each year, we publicly honor these talented students with awards and honorariums, and present them to read from their work as part of our March program. They are also treated to a Poetry Writing Master Class conducted by a professional poet.