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Confluencia Heads to Danbury Palace Theater March 12

Students and community members are invited to participate or listen to readings

Event date: 3/12/2014 5:30 PM Export event

Danbury, Conn. – NVCC’s Confluencia, a multicultural literary gathering, is taking the big stage at the Danbury Palace on Wednesday, March 12 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Area residents and all lovers of literature and poetry are invited to attend the free event and take part in the “open mic,” listen to published poets, and enjoy music and refreshments.

Confluencia began in 2008 at Naugatuck Valley Community College’s main campus in Waterbury. It has been held four times per academic year since. This is the fourth time the event will be held in Danbury.

The night will begin in the theater lobby with music and refreshments before heading into the stage area at 6 p.m. for the Open Mic. Featured poets will begin at 6:30 p.m. and include the following:

Sandra Bishop Ebner has written a book of poetry titled, The Space Between, and her poems have appeared in various literary journals and anthologies including The Poetry of NursingPoems and Commentaries of Leading Nurse Poets. She also enjoys teaching poetry to area youth.

Michael Klein is a four-time Lambda Literary Finalist and author of 1990, Track Conditions & The End of Being Known. His most recent book is The Talking Day. He writes about poetry for Los Angeles Review of Books and teaches in the MFA program at Goddard College in Vermont.

Sophfronia Scott recently completed her second novel and has essays in two new Chicken Soup for the Soul books: Inspiration for Writers (May 2013) & Reader’s Choice 20th Anniversary Edition (June 2013). Her work appears in numerous magazines and she blogs at

Sarah Van Arsdale is an award-winning novelist and poet who lives and teaches in New York City. Her novels include Grand Isle and Blue. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College, and curates BLOOM: The Reading Series at Hudson View Gardens.

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