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January 28, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Panelist at The Department of Consumer Protection’s second annual symposium on Cross-Cultural Communication

Iinformation: Catherine Blinder

Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT


February 25, 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Bessy Reyna presenting " Border Crossings: A Day in the Life of A Latino Immigrant Poet".

Poetry Reading and Conversation

Iinformation: Eric Lehman

University of Bridgeport

202 Bryant Hall, English Dept.

126 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT


March 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Guilford Poets Guild Second Thursday Poetry Series

Featuring poet Bessy Reyna

Open Mic 7:00-7:30 pm

Guilford Free Library

Free and open to the public

Info: 203-453-5213

67 Park St, Guilford, CT


March 21, 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Dante's Inferno at the Cathedral of ST John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th Street, New York, NY


May 17, 7:00 pm

Word Forge Poetry Series

Featuring Poets: Martha Collins and Bessy Reyna with Open Mic

The Studio at Billings Forge

Free and open to the public

Information: Jim Finnegan

563 Broad St, Hartford, CT

Parking available next to Firebox restaurant or along Broad Street.


September 11, 9:30 am - 11:30am

Hobart Women's Writers Festival

Writers Conversation Featuring writers: JP Howard, Dahlma Llanos Figueroa and Bessy Reyna

Moderated by Simona David

Registration required


September 23-25

Mark Twain House

Workshop: Poetry as Memoir

Registration Required

Mark Twain House and Museum

351 Farmington Ave Hartford, CT

Click here for information at or contact Jennifer LaRue at 860-247-0998  

November 3 , 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Bessy Reyna ’70 to Lead Discussion on Poetry and Race

Reyna ’70 — poet, teacher, journalist and lawyer — will present a video of her poem “Freedom Journeys in Four Voices,” which is based on the experiences of runaway slaves and abolitionists in Connecticut. Bessy will also lead a discussion of the poem focusing on issues about race.

Co-sponsored by the Mount Holyoke Club of Hartford and the Office of International Legal Programs at the University of Connecticut School of Law

RSVP UConn Law Events

Contact: Carrianna Field 860-570-5172


University of Connecticut School of Law, Starr Hall (Room 204)

45 Elizabeth St, Hartford, CT