Ruelle Electrique = Electric Salon

Offering a fete of literary & artistic sustenance, Ruelle Electrique is a writer’s practical resource updated bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Inspired by poet, Hossannah Asuncion, featured in the Poets and Writers article, “Regrouping After the MFA: How to Find Community Postprogram,” by Jean Hartig, Nov/Dec 2008 issue, Ruelle Electrique is borne out of the desire to continue collaboration outside of the MFA classroom and ritually study and practice literary techniques until craft becomes second nature.

Aspiring to demystify the process of writing & revision through rigorous and repeated execution, like every written word, this online venue is a work in progress.

Pour yourself a sociable glass of old Jamaikey rum, pull up a cushioned chair, and consort with fellow writers.


"aut delectare aut prodesse est"
"aut delectare aut prodesse est"

A salon is a gathering of stimulating people of quality under the roof of an inspiring hostess or host, partly to amuse one another and partly to refine their taste and increase their knowledge through conversation and readings, often consciously following Horace’s definition of the aims of poetry, “to please and educate” (“aut delectare aut prodesse est”). The salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical salons of the 17th century and 18th century, were carried on until quite recently in urban settings among like-minded people of a ‘set’: many 20th-century salons could be instanced. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)