Event Information

*CANCELLED* Poetry Matters program

*CANCELLED* Poetry Matters program

This Poetry Matters program has been cancelled for tonight. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Poetry Matters

Pat Mottola, President of the Connecticut Poetry Society and Aspiring Cheshire Poet Laureate, Welcomes You to the World of Poetry.


What is Poetry? The most indefinable word in the human language is “poetry.” Some people tense up when they hear the word! So what is this thing called Poetry?

Poetry is a necessary instrument of our humanity. In the Eskimo language, the word "to breathe" and "to make a poem" are the same.

April is Poetry Month! Spend an evening with poetry and learn how it changes lives. Hear Connecticut poets read their work. Q & A will follow the readings.


Pat Mottola teaches Creative Writing at Southern Connecticut State University, where she earned both an M.S. in Art Education and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. In addition to working with students at S.C.S.U., she is thrilled to teach both art and poetry to senior citizens throughout Connecticut. Her work is published in journals across the country, including War, Literature & the Arts, Connecticut Review, Main Street Rag, San Pedro River Review, VietNow Magazine, and Paterson Literary Review, among others. She has served as Keynote Speaker for the IMPAC-Young Writers Awards as well as judged Connecticut High School Poetry Out Loud competitions. On a global scale, she has mentored Afghan women writers living in Afghanistan through the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. Pat served as editor of Connecticut River Review from 2012-2017, and is currently President of the Connecticut Poetry Society. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Under the Red Dress (Five Oaks Press) and After Hours (Five Oaks Press). She was the recipient of the prestigious CSCU system-wide Board of Regents Outstanding Teacher Award in 2019.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Zoom Virtual Meeting (Adult)
Registration has closed.

Upcoming Events

Time Zone: Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)

4:00pm - 4:45pm, Teen Room
5:00pm - 8:00pm, Mary Baldwin Room, Main Level
6:00pm - 8:00pm, Zoom Virtual Meeting (Adult)
10:00am - 11:00am, Mary Baldwin Room, Main Level
1:00pm - 3:00pm, Mary Baldwin Room, Main Level
Photo and Video Disclaimer
The Cheshire Public Library, as a public place, reserves the right to photograph and record groups and individuals using library services and attending library programs, and to publish those photographs and videos publicly in its newsletter and on social media outlets.
Cheshire Public Library
discover · create · connect
104 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
(203) 272-2245
 Click Here to Contact Us