Free Pen Turning Workshop

The Central Connecticut Woodturners will be holding a free Pen Turning Event on Saturday February 4th, 2023, from 10-2:00 at Knowlton Memorial Hall/Babcock Library, 25 Pompey Hollow Road, Ashford, CT.  Mark your Calendars and bring a friend : The club supplies all materials, and will guide you in turning your own pen, which will be yours to keep! 

There will be a sign-up sheet when you come in.

You do not need to be an Arts Council member to participate. A wood carver will also be present to enjoy. 

Local members of the CCW club Joanne Mann and Dan Merlo of Eastford CT will be leading this event. Kindly offered to us by Dan Merlo, an Arts Council Member.

Winter Poetry Workshop

Tony Paticchio, Ashford’s Poet Laureate, will be hosting a Winter 2023 Poetry Reading and Writing Workshop via Zoom on the following six Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM:

  • January 25th
  • February 8th
  • February 22nd
  • March 8th
  • March 22nd
  • April 5th

The workshop is open to both writing and non-writing participants.

Sessions will begin with close readings and discussions of several selected poems, and readings and discussion of poems and short prose pieces composed by workshop participants. There will generally be a theme for each session’s readings,
Writing participants may choose to follow the session theme, but are free to submit one to two. No prior experience reading or writing poetry is required.
PLEASE EMAIL Tony Paticcihi  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE,
SPECIFYING WHETHER YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE AS A WRITER AND
READER, OR SOLELY AS A READER.