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Alas, no Bruce Tulgan

Posted by ChrisArnott on February 14, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Bruce Tulgan has injured himself and will be unable to do his multi-disciplinary presentation for our March 3 show. We may have him for May. The suspense mounts.

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Next Get to the Point!: March 3, 2014

Posted by ChrisArnott on February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Here are some of the folks presenting at our next Get to the Point! literary shindig, 8 p.m. March 3 at Cafe Nine (250 State St., New Haven Ct., 203-789-8281): • Theater director Mary Lee Delaney. • A playlet by Susan Cinamon. • A cheery new story from Christine Jewell. • The return of Lys […]

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Plug

Posted by ChrisArnott on February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Regular Get to the Point! contributor Craig Gilbert, who also served as last-minute substitute host for the January 2014 edition, has self-published two collections of his Little Nell poems. These are comical verses about a death-prone little girl. Craig will sell you paperback copies of the books at GttP shows. You can also find them […]

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The Limericks

Posted by ChrisArnott on February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Here are many of the limericks recited at the Feb. 3 Get to the Point! show. The main sources were Edward Lear’s Nonsense Books, the brilliant counterculture scholar Gershon Legman’s anthology The Limerick (which indexes and annotates 1700 prime examples of the artform) and numerous websites (to track down limericks by famous authors). All these […]

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What Happened at #15

Posted by ChrisArnott on February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Happy Year of the Horse! Sara Russell, happy to be a horse herself, shared a sheath of poems, definitions and old sayings–not just from the Chinese, but from Native American horse-worshippers as well. Craig Gilbert read some of his comic verse, including one about what happened next to that nursery rhyme baby of rockabye treetop […]

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Next Get to the Point!:

Posted by ChrisArnott on January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized |

  There once was a Get to the Point! It was held at the Café Nine joint The host is named Chris Who leaves you with this: “We do hope we won’t disappoint.”   Our 15th monthly foray into storytelling, literature, spoken word and, as they say, more.   This month: ONE HUNDRED LIMERICKS!   […]

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Next Get to the Point! Monday, Nov. 4 at Cafe Nine

Posted by ChrisArnott on October 28, 2013 in Uncategorized |

This edition of the popular monthly storytelling/spoken word/theater/whatever series—our 12th!—will be feature special tributes to the late great Lou Reed, whose literary and theatrical legacies (we shall argue) are as profound as his rock & roll ones. Cherished participants this month include: • William Knapp, local punk icon and storyteller • Christine Jewell, storyteller • […]

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Next Get to the Point!: Monday, October 7

Posted by ChrisArnott on September 21, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Here’s who’s booked thus far for our 11th edition: • multi-faceted artist and sometime mermaid Polly Sonic • Connecticut punk scene veteran and nice guy William Michael Knapp • Puppeteer Kimberly Van Aelst • Writer and teacher Saul Fussiner • Novelist and PlacingLiterature.com founder Andrew Bardin Williams • New Haven historian Rob Greenberg, acknowledging the […]

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