FANWOOD, NJ – The Carriage House Poetry Series will celebrate the Halloween season with a special program on Tuesday, October 16th beginning at 8:00 p.m. in the Patricia Kuran Arts Center on Watson Road, off North Martine Ave., adjacent to Fanwood Borough Hall.

The program, called “Monster Mash” in the spirit of the season, will feature New Jersey poets in costumes who will read their own poems and the works of such time-honored poets as Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Dylan Thomas, Robert Service, and Sylvia Plath.

Performers will include Armageddon Amanda Berry from Garwood; Tombstone Tony Gruenewald from Edison; Nightmare Nancy Lubarsky and Jagged John McDermott from Cranford; Ghostly Gary Szelc and Terrifying Tom Plante from Fanwood; and Boneyard Bob Rosenbloom from Bound Brook. Emceeing will be Appalling Adele Kenny (Carriage House founding director and Fanwood’s Poet Laureate). These performers are prize-winning poets, editors, publishers, teachers/professors, a school superintendent, and authors of numerous poetry collections.

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The Carriage House Poetry Series was launched in 1998 at the Kuran Arts Center, an historic Gothic Revival structure that was once a 19th century carriage house, hence the name of the series. The October 16th reading is free and open to the public. An open mic for readers who come in costume will follow the featured performances. Refreshments will be served.

Come join the Carriage House zombies for a ghoulishly good time. For more information call 908-889-7223 or 908-889-5298. For information, and to see the Carriage House Poetry Series calendar, visit http://carriagehousepoetryseries.blogspot.com/.

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