June 4th: Charlie R and Nora Meiners Feature

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On June 4th, we welcome Charlie Rose and Nora Meiners to our venue.  Hosted By Michael F. Gill. $3 suggested donation to help cover our rent at the Out of the Blue Art Gallery. Open Mic sign up starts at 7:30 PM. The open mic will be backed with jazz piano by Michael Monroe.

Charlie Rose studied creative writing at Bennington College and completed a BA in Classical Studies at UC Santa Cruz, which makes him a Banana Slug at heart. He returned to the East Coast to go to grad school, and now has a day job writing software at a local university, which lets him indulge his creative writing habit as well as enjoy a lot of great local music. He has been known to frequent local poetry open mikes such as Stone Soup, the Cantab (where he reads as Charlie R,) and the Lizard Lounge.

In 1997, Nora Meiners graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Creative Writing. Like so many who fall in love in college, Nora and writing found that they were not meant to spend “forever” together. After one memorable knock-down brawl of a shouting match, Writing quit her. They have recently mended ways and you can see/hear Nora out at poetry slams. Nora’s renewed interest in writing has her telling everyone, “Give me three minutes, and I will spoken word your ear off.” The way to her heart is through corny plays on words and she hopes you feel the same. If you want to know more, check out her website, poetsthatdontknowit.com. She lives in Cambridge, MA where she is raising a 4-year-old son as a single mum, and spends her days working as the “missing pieces person for a jigsaw puzzle company”. Yes, that is the real job title.