Date Event Details
09/27/2018 06:00 PM - 11/01/2018 08:00 PM ET
Four workshops, choose a story, and hone it with the help of the group for telling at the Institute Library’s 5th annual Tellabration! on Thurs. Nov. 8th (public telling is optional). Stories may be of personal experience, folk tales, etc. We will tackle some storytelling issues, play a few games, develop skills, and build community. We are friendly, informal, and fun! Workshop Dates: Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 18, and Nov. 1 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Please attend all 4 workshops. 
09/29/2018 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM ET
"In the future everyone would have their 15 minutes of fame..." Our fall show: Shelf Life, featuring books from the Institute Library biography collection and art about historic individuals, in all forms - portraits, self- portraits, and more. Artists briefly speak about their work half way through at 5pm.
10/08/2018 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM ET
Our Sherry 101 lecture will introduce sherry wines to the absolute beginner. Join us for a discussion of the region sherry wine hails from and its method of production as well as an introduction to the solera, the unique manner in which these wines are aged. A tasting featuring wines from Bodegas Lustau will follow the lecture.
10/08/2018 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM ET
Join us for “La Guitarra: The Musical Soul of Spain,” a recital of glorious Spanish guitar music from multiple centuries. Works by Milan, Sanz, Sor, Tarrega, Albeniz, Granados, Lorca and Rodrigo performed by the Yale School of Music’s Guitar Department. The recital will be followed by a reception featuring sherry wines and light dining fare.
10/09/2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Listen Here
What You See Is NOT What You Get! This month we're reading T.C. Boyle's Bloodfall and Ambrose Bierce's Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge. Listen Here is  short stories read live by actors from the New Haven Theater Company. Works are selected by editors of the New Haven Review. Talk-back (Q&A and discussion) with moderator follows, tea & cookies freshly baked! Meets monthly, second Tuesdays. 
10/18/2018 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET
Share stories of any kind – personal experience stories, folk tales, and more. Stories may be at any stage of development, from first stabs to polished pieces. Open to tellers of all levels of experience. Tellers can receive valuable feedback from the group if they choose. You are also welcome to simply listen! We are informal, friendly, and fun.
10/18/2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM ET
Poetry Institute celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices!. Refreshments. (Participants are invited to bring something to share.) Open mic. Outstanding featured readers. In a casual setting. 1/2 featured reader, 1/2 open mic. Read 1 poem (a favorite of your own or someone else's). Open to all members of the public (and even others). Doors open at 6:30pm, reading starts at 7:00pm. Arrive a few minutes early to sign-up for the reading. Meets Third Thursdays monthly.
10/20/2018 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM ET
Show us your cards! Come party with us! It's all about you. More details coming soon.