24th Year of Inspiring Words and Music

Quickly, never mind death, never mind mute, oblivious, onrushing time:

wake, hold me!
                                             C.K. Williams

My Dear Friends,
I'm writing with thanks.  The Arts Café Mystic is grateful to you for being a part of our audience.  Your curiosity and willingness to engage the words and music we present is why we do it.  Indeed, The Arts Café is a tribute to you.
A week ago we concluded our fall season, which included stirring readings by the poets Jose B. Gonzalez, Brenda Shaughnessy, and Aja Monet, along with delightful music by the J Hunter Group, The Sea The Sea, and The BeeKeepers.  Where else but The Arts Café can you encounter such artistry and passion?
As The Arts Café adjourns for the winter, we invite you to look forward to a bright spring season during which we'll present:
  • Philip Schultz - winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and arguably among the greatest American poets.
  • Ocean Vuong - the celebrated young Vietnamese-American poet who last year won the Whiting Award and several other prizes for his debut book, Night Sky With Exit Wounds.
  • Lisa Starr - the two-time Poet Laureate of Rhode Island.
We hope to see you then!
In the meantime, we wish you happy holidays and cozy winter nights.

Christie Max Williams
Artistic Director
The Arts Cafe Mystic