Archive | May, 2012

Announcing: Summer themes & dates!

22 May

Without further ado, we present…

Syllable’s Summer Themes– mark your calendars!

June 20th: Heroes

July 18th: Heat

August 15th: Hospitality

It’s not too early to submit for any theme– email your submission or your idea to For submission guidelines, please click here.

Can’t wait to see what you come up with, you geniuses, you.

— Syllable Series



Labor of Love

15 May

On Wednesday, May 16th (commonly known as “tomorrow”) at 7 pm, we embark on part 4 of our Spring series of L-words. Love, Light, and Luck were all wildly successful– now it’s time for Labor.

We were all born, and we all work in one way or another. From moguls to moms, every job has its challenges and rewards and struggles. We’ll hear about a few with this fantastic lineup.

Some of our esteemed readers are:

Helder Mira, filmmaker

Julie Beman, songwriter and poet

Uniel Critchley, poet

Tianna Glass, humorist & blogger

Greg Ludovici, pro actor

Yurah Robidas, French teacher

Dick Ridington, excellent writer

Heather Brandon, Hartford celebrity and so much more

Kim Connolly, first-time attendee

Lucy Ferriss, another first-timer!


Come and see what everyone has to say about Labor and the way it’s helped, hurt, and healed us.


— Syllable Series

Wednesday May 16th

7 pm

$5 suggested donation


PS At this event, we’ll announce our summer dates and themes! Don’t miss it!


Still seeking Labor Submissions

13 May

Hi, all:


As you hug your moms today, remember that their labor stories (either birth-related or work-related) are fair ground for this week’s Syllable Series!

We have five glorious readers so far, but we’d like to double that number for a true celebration of the diversity of our working lives. Won’t you please submit a poem, essay, story, song, sketch, or otherwise creative divergence for our listening pleasure?

Reading is on Wednesday, May 16th at 7 pm at La Paloma.

Email your intent to submit (or, ideally, your actually submission) to today (Sunday 5/13) or tomorrow (Monday 5/14) to get on our roster.

Happy mother’s day!

— Syllable Series