On Wednesday, September 7, Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading at Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga, by The Gossamer Stone Poets. An open reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30 p.m., and the readings will start at 7. The host for the event will be Carol Graser, and the event is free. Northshire Bookstore Saratoga is located at 424 Broadway (northshire.com).
The Gossamer Stone Poets began as The Northshire Poetry Reading Group in October of 2012, sponsored by Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT. By January 2013, they had become a poetry writing group, as well. In May of 2015 they self-published Border Lines: A poetry collection, which represents the poetry of six out of the eight Gossamer Stone Poets. The poets are from Southwestern Vermont and over the border into New York State, hence the name of their book. They meet twice a month for reading and writing meetings, enjoy getting away together for writing retreats to monasteries and Montreal and are in demand for “The Poet Is In” event. Although diverse in their poetry forms and styles, they share a passion for poetry that’s been a beacon in their creative lives.