ALL SMALL CAPS takes place on the last Monday of the month for most months of the year, at the Deja Brew Café & Pub in Wendell, Massachusetts. Evenings begin with an open mic followed by two featured readers.

Admission is a sliding scale of $1 – $5. Donations of $5 entitle guests of a copy of the All Small Caps Anthology, published annually and presenting works by past seasons’ featured readers. Visit the ASC Anthology page to see all anthology editions.

All Small Caps began in January of 2006 with partial funding from a grant from the Wendell Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. All Small Caps currently relies upon donations of those who come to listen to the readers. Without your generous support of ASC and the Deja Brew Café & Pub, there would be no reading series.


Charles Bado was born in Newcastle England to Guardian-reading socialist parents, raised on a diet of black tea and porridge, and was an early lover of mountaineering and libraries. Some literary influences include Hergé and Georges Simenon. Charles was educated at the School of Hard Knocks and Greenfield Community College. He emigrated to the California 49er-thrill years of Joe Montana in 1980. Moving to Cambridge, MA via Nantucket, he met the love of his live, married, and settled into his wooded homestead in Wendell in 1987. Impresario instincts bloomed with the opening of the Deja Brew Pub coinciding with an early publication of poems by J. Mynes. Credible influences include Elgar, Bob Dylan, and the photography of Cartier-Bresson. Life-changing experiences occurred at sunrise on Machu Pichu and Swayambhu Temple Kathmandu. He has two sons currently in college and hopes soon to master salsa and tango.
Stephen Broll is tall the tall, dark, and handsome doorman for All Small Caps; a lover of language; a carpenter; a clarinetist.
Brian Jones is the photographer for All Small Caps.

Jess Mynes
is the author of several published works, including How’s the Cows (Cannot Exist Press; a review can be found here) and Sky Brightly Picked (Skysill Press). His One Anthem will be published by Pressed Wafer Press in 2012. He is the editor of Fewer & Further Press, where he publishes innovative contemporary poetry.

Paul Richmond
has been an artist and performer for more than 35 years. He remembers not knowing what to write, just knowing he wanted to write, which led to many years of filling journals. He wrote or co-wrote scripts for solo, duet, and group performance pieces. He created Human Error Publishing, which organizes two monthly Word events and 5 annual Word festivals in Western MA and helps others publish their work. Paul has three books out: No Guarantees — Adjust and Continue; Ready or Not — Living in the Break Down Lane; and Too Much of a Good Thing — In the Land of Scarcity — Breeds Contempt. Information about the festivals can be found at www.humanerrorpublishing.com.