No matter the season, you can find plenty of things happening at The Green Center. We are proud to present several new Arts & Culture programs, and we hope you come join us. It's an interesting things to be alive, and we live on a wonderful planet--we would love to help you explore it in word, sound, and image!
The Green Center Tea Society
At our weekly discussion group, we read, chat about, and celebrate a short poem. No special knowledge or prior reading is required. We merely want to enrich ourselves through the experience of great art and great perspectives on beauty, life, and nature that come from a conversation with new friends--and snacks.
Time: Every Wednesday at 4:00pm
Cost: Free and open to all
Please join us Wednesday, November 8th for a discussion of "Rooms of Exile" by Eavan Boland.
Brown Bag Poetry Workshop
Each Monday over a brown bag lunch, we meet to discuss some aspect of poetry--how we read it, and even how we write it! The hope is to have a painless experience exploring a world that everyday life makes hard to appreciate. Past topics include the basics of rhyme and rhythm, haiku, and how to think like a poet.
Time: Mondays at 12:00pm
Cost: $5.00 suggested donation
Beach reading! Please join us Monday, May 22nd, when we will look at poems from the beach, of the beach, and to the beach.
Six O'Clock Symposium Series
Meagan Cass Reads from ActivAmerica, her award-winning collection of stories.
Drawing from fairy tales, ghost stories, and science fiction, the stories in ActivAmerica explore how we confront (and exert) power and reimagine ourselves through sports and athletic activities. A group of girls starts an illicit hockey league in a conservative suburb. A recently separated woman must run a mile a day in order to maintain her new corporate health insurance. Sports allow characters to form communities on soccer fields and hidden lakes, in overgrown backyards and across Ping-Pong tables. Throughout the collection, however, athletic risk also comes with unexpected, often unsettling results. Winner of the 2017 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, the stories in ActivAmerica "dazzle with their oddball sensibility and quick wit, announcing Meagan Cass as a writer to watch," according to contest judge Claire Vaye Watkins.
Time: Tuesday, November 28th, 6:00pm
Cost: Free, please RSVP