Poetry in Motion

A quartet of businesses along Curtice Street in Historic Downtown Littleton decided to beat the post-holiday doldrums by hosting tonight’s Progressive Dinner and Haiku Celebration, an event that serves up not just food and wine, but a little literary entertainment, as well. “This is a time of year when there’s not much going on,” says Neighborhood Bookstore owner Elizabeth McCormick. “We thought this would be something light and fun, and we’re all on the same block, so you won’t have to walk all over the place.”

Guests will start with cocktails and appetizers at Carousel Palette, an art studio at 5650 South Curtice, then move on to the Serendipi-Tea Shoppe for a classic tea service experience, head to Cafe Terracotta for the main course and finish up with dessert, coffee and haiku fun with David Ash, author of the Haiku Lovers book series, at the bookstore. Along the way, participants are invited to pen their own short and sweet haikus to compete for prizes.

Dinner tours begin hourly at 4:45, 5:45 and 6:45 p.m.; admission, which includes all food, wine with appetizers, taxes, gratuities and one Haiku Lovers book (there are several titles, ranging from Haiku for Chocolate Lovers to Haiku for Cat Lovers), is $79. Pick up tickets in advance at any of the four participating locations; call 303-730-3682 for information.
Sun., Jan. 17, 4:45, 5:45 & 6:45 p.m., 2010

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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