Caffe Lena in Saratoga

Catherine Norr and Susan Riback Featured Poets at the Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic

Caffe Lena

At the next poetry reading and open mic at the historic Caffe Lena on Wednesday, April 2, host Carol Graser is featuring two great poets,  Catherine Norr and Susan Riback.

Catherine Norr is a retired French teacher and lifelong poet and musician. Return to Ground (Finishing Line Press) is her debut chapbook. Her work has appeared in Avocet, The Evening Street Review, Oriel and more. Catherine is on the board of Hudson Valley Writers Guild, an organization that promotes literary events in the Capital District of Upstate New York.

Susan Riback works both as an RN in Long Term Care and as a Poetry Teaching Artist in local elementary schools. Trained by the National Association of Poetry Therapy to use writing as a healing modality, she has facilitated writing workshops with cancer survivors and writers of all ages using memoir, poetry, and creative writing. Her chapbook Gratitude and Other Poems was released by Pudding House Publications in 2000, and Shaking the Sand Out: Poems of Motherhood was published in 2003.

The co-sponsor for this evening of poetry and spoken word, Saratoga Reads, is a community reading program celebrating its 10th anniversary with And the Mountains Echoed, by Khaled Hosseini. Poetry has a strong presence in the book and Saratoga Reads is proud to celebrate National Poetry Month at Lena’s Poetry Open Mic.

This open mic takes place on the first Wednesday of each and every month at Caffè Lena (47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs). This event has a $5.00 admission charge. Sign up at 7:00, 7:30 readings start.


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