The Ordinary Evening Reading Series was created to bring emerging and established poets and writers to New Haven, and to enrich the already robust artistic, cultural, and literary scene in the Elm City. The readings always take place on a Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Anchor Bar’s Mermaid Room, downstairs at 272 College Street in New Haven. For now, you’ll have to settle for one reading a month. Seating is limited so get there early! If you have a question about the reading series, please email
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Here’s the reading schedule through December 2007. Click on the links to learn more about the readers and visit this site frequently for updates and news:
September 18 Marilyn Nelson and Sarah Pemberton Strong
October 16 Laura M. MacDonald and Amy Bloom
November 13 Judith Baumel and Martha Cooley
December 11 Robert Ackerman and Tom Gavin.