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Norwalk LitCrawl - April 5, 2017

Norwalk LitCrawl

Save the date Wednesday, April 5 for the fourth annual Norwalk LitCrawl, which this year will benefit Literacy Volunteers. Once again the Norwalk Public Library asks for your help to further the arts in Norwalk and to celebrate April, poetry month, by reading a poem at one of our LitCrawl venues.

Select a reading of about 5 minutes or less, including your introduction of why you chose to read that poem, etc. Please let us know what you will be reading by March 22, and include a one or two line bio so the host can introduce you. Also let us know if you have a preferred venue and the approximate time at which you’d like to read.

This year, LitCrawl will take place in the Wall Street area from 5 – 8:30 p.m. at the following restaurants:

  • From 5:00 to 7:00 at Peaches with hosts Erin Herring and Cynde Lahey
  • From 5:30 to 7:30 at Banc House with Hosts Brian Griffin and Kathryn Hebert
  • From 6:00 to 8:00 at Fat Cat with Hosts Sherelle Harris and Nori Grudin
  • From 6:30 to 8:30 at aji10 with hosts Laurel Peterson and Neddy Smith

The restaurants will provide FREE appetizers and a CASH BAR for all attendees. There will be a sound system at each venue to enhance your enjoyment of the readings.

Encourage your friends to join LitCrawl this year!  Tickets may be purchased by donating $10 to Literacy Volunteers online at, https://client.pointandpay.net/web/NorwalkPublicLibrary.

Readers:        Print Schedule

From 5:00 to 7:00 at Peaches
with Hosts Erin Herring and Cynde Lahey
Proprietor Melkon Vartanian

5:00 Marge Costa

Shel Silverstein poem

5:15 Lizzy Rockwell

5:30 Peter King

Oh Captain, My Captain by Walt Whitman

5:45 Evelyn Cunningham

6:00 Mary Oster

There Was a Great Want of Civility by Julie Suarez

6:15 Elsa Peterson

Sally Nacker

Robin by Sally Nacker

Judith Bacal

Protest by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Stephanie Pelletier

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

Erin Herring

poems from her sister

Alex Knopp

From 5:30 to 7:30 at Banc House with Host Brian Griffin and Kathryn Hebert
Proprietor C G O’Reilly

5:30 Senator Bob Duff

The Road Less Travelled by Robert Frost

5:40 Stan Siegel

Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye

5:50 Nancy Kenworthy

6:00 Sylvia Schulman

6:10 Anthony Allison

6:20 David Green

6:30 Doug Hempstead

6:45 Janet Nazarian

7:00 Fred Wilms

7:15 Stephen Bentkover

From 6:00 to 8:00 at Fat Cat with Host Sherelle Harris and Nori GrudinProprietor Anthony Ancona

6:00 Irene Dixon

6:10 Lynn Massey

Spooky Fruit by Ted Hughes

6:20 Mike Mushak

I Sing of America by Walt Whitman

6:30 Andrea Light

6:40 Peter Propp

6:50 Bruce Kimmel

either The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Elliot or

Saint Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V by William Shakespeare

7:00 Erik Anderson

The Bells by E. A. Poe

7:10 Diane Lauricella

7:20 Sophia Gevas & T.C.

7:30 John Fitzpatrick

7:40 Bill Wrenn


From 6:30 to 8:30 at aji10 with hosts Laurel Peterson and Neddy Smith, both of whom will read from their own writing.

Proprietor David Soto

6:30 State Rep Terri Wood

a passage from Yes, Please by Amy Poehler

6:45 State Rep Gail Lavielle

7:00 Susan Wallerstein

Le Cancre (The Dunce)

7:15 Lisa Wilson Grant

A poem about Norwalk history


For additional information, please contact Christine Bradley, Director, Norwalk Public Library System,

(203) 899 – 2780 ext. 15126, or


Norwalk LitCrawl