Poetry On the Porch

Writer's Prompt Lunch

Community Programs ~ Outreach ~ Bookshelf

A chance to both write and connect with other writers, this event offers three short (10 min) writing prompts designed to help you stretch, grow, or just get some words on the page.  After the prompts, enjoy lunch with the group for conversation and encouragement.


Next event : May of 2021 (tentative), pending clarification of Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines. Masks will be required, except at meal portion, and social distancing protocols will be in place


Join us to share your poetry, or to enjoy and support the work of local writers.  The events welcome all forms, with special evenings focusing specifically on Spoken Word and Teen writers.


Next proposed event : April 10, 2021  (tentative)

Pending clarification of Covid-19 restrictions at the time.  Masks will be required, and social distancing protocols will be in place.

Your words

Due to Covid-19 concerns, check back for confirmations on these community events.  We look forward to bring these events to you, and we want all to be safe!

Wordsday Thursday

Our fun exploration of the joy and beauty of words, plus a little challenge for fun.  Every Thursday is "Wordsday Thursday" for us, and for anyone who wants to join the fun.  We post a word, its definition, its etymology, and any additional interesting aspects of the word.  Then we will also post a unique challenge based on that word.  No need for you to post or share, unless you want to.  Carolyn German wants writers to practice the skill of writing from impulse, encouraging writers and word fans to simply get the pencil to paper.   You can find the new word and challenge each week on our Facebook Page!


Coming Soon:  our chance to share with you some recommendations for great reads, as well as announcements about the words-work of our colleagues.  Check back for updates!