FANWOOD, NJ -- The Carriage House Poetry Series invites the public to attend a free event on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 8:00 p.m. in the Kuran Arts Center on Watson Road, off North Martine Avenue, adjacent to Fanwood Borough Hall.

The 2017 season of the Carriage House Poetry Series begins with the annual “Sweetheart Night,” in observance of Valentine’s Day. The featured poets will be sweethearts Amanda Berry and Tony Gruenewald.

Amanda Berry lives in Garwood. Her chapbook of poems, “Second Sight,” was published by Finishing Line Press. Her writing has appeared in Edison Literary Review, English Journal, Birmingham Poetry Review and other publications. Amanda teaches middle school English at the Kent Place School in Summit.

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Tony Gruenewald resides in Edison. He is the author of “The Secret History of New Jersey.” Tony’s poems have been in the New York Times, Exit 13 Magazine, Edison Literary Review, Mas Tequila Review and elsewhere. Tony worked in broadcast journalism and advertising.

With this special event, the Carriage House Poetry Series begins its 19th year 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 reading is free and open to the public and an open mic will follow the featured performances. For more information call  (908) 889 7223 or visit for directions, information, and to see the 2017 Poetry Series calendar. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP.