Thursday, 2 November 2017

November 1st Reading Room and announcement

we enjoyed a relatively short but intimate open mic last nite!

Thank you to everyone who supported the Reading Room Poetry Series at the Huron County Library's Goderich Branch! After a six-month run, the series has come to a close. Cheers 

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

October 4 2017 Reading Room Pics

Thanks once again to the Huron County Library's Goderich Branch for hosting tonight's Reading Room episode 5 feat. Andy McGuire and an Open Mic ...

above photo: the audience in the Reading Room's comfy chairs as Andy McGuire reads his stunning poetry to kick off the evening ...

Andy McGuire!!!

First time at the Open Mic and Carol Casey impressed us indeed ...

next up, Amber Walker-Bolton gave a fine sharing of her poetry ...

what would the open mic be without Goderich's answer to Roy McDonald, aka Dayle Green!

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Summer/Fall 2017 schedule

READING ROOM Summer/Fall 2017 Complete Schedule:

Date / Featured Poet

Wed. June 7 / Ronda Wicks Eller
Wed. July 5 / Tom Cull
Wed. Aug 2 / Carrie Lee Connel
Wed. Sept 6 / Andreas Gripp
Wed. Oct 4 / Andy McGuire
Wed. Nov 1 / All Open Mic!

A big thanks to the folks who've been coming out to this 6-month reading series. If there is anyone in the Goderich/Huron County area who'd like to continue the Reading Room Poetry Series for another season in 2018 (i.e. host/organize it), please send a message to or contact the Huron County Library (Goderich Branch):

Thursday, 7 September 2017

October 4 2017 Reading Room feat. Andy McGuire!

Andy McGuire currently lives in Bayfield, Ontario and is the author of Country Club (Coach House Books) as well as Sputniks (Baseline Press). He is an incredible singer/songwriter too though he'll be here to share his poetry for the most part. An open mic will follow his featured reading so feel free to bring your poems to share if you'd like! As always, admission is free and the Reading Room is accessible by elevator or stairs 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

September 6 2017 Reading Room pics

Thanks and gratitude to Huron County Library for hosting once again and to Carrie Connel-Gripp for doing the Intro and sharing the stage for a poem. Panthera Leo by Andreas Gripp was launched with a reading by the Goderich author followed by an open mic ...

Andreas read from his Selected Poems as well as his new book Panthera Leo

Kayleigh sharing a new poem for the first time during the open mic

Friday, 4 August 2017

September 6th 2017 Reading Room

Andreas Gripp of Goderich will be reading from his brand new book of poems, Panthera Leo! The author of 23 books of poetry, 16 chapbooks, 2 novels and 1 short fiction collection, Andreas Gripp has also hosted several live reading series and edited the magazines Afterthoughts, Defiance, and Synaeresis. He co-edited the recent Another London anthology with his wife, poet and writer Carrie Lee Connel.

As usual, an Open Mic will follow so feel free to bring some poetry to share! The Reading Room at the Goderich Library is on the 2nd floor and is accessible by elevator and stairs. Free Admission!

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

August 2nd Reading Room pics

Our Featured Poet, Carrie Lee Connel, gave us a beautiful reading in the beautiful Reading Room of the Goderich Public Library ... 

an intimate and appreciative audience and the acoustics were amazing as usual ...