Here is your Poetry News for the week of October 31, 2011.
Poetry events are as colorful as the changing leaves in the Pioneer Valley and beyond!
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THIS WEEK in Western MA and Vicinity:
Fri. Oct. 28 – Poetry at Rao’s Cafe, Amherst, 8pm
Sat. Oct. 29 – Elemental Poems workshop w/Janet Aalfs, 2-4pm, Forbes Library
Sat. Oct. 29 – Taylor Mali and Lisa Starr at Sunken Garden,
Hillstead Museum, Farmington, CT, 8pm
Sun. Oct. 30 – First monthly Sunday Poetry at Essalon features Lori Desrosiers, open mic, 3:30pm Essalon Cafe, Rt. 9, Hadley
Tue. Nov. 1 – John Ashbery, Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Smith College, 7:30pm
Wed. Nov. 2 – Kay Ryan reads at Amherst College, Johnson Chapel, 8pm
This is just a sampling. There are many other poetry events in Western MA, Boston, CT and beyond this week – Please scroll down!
SPRINGFIELD / WESTFIELD AREA POETRY
Susan Deer Cloud Reading
Monday, November 7, 2011
Susan Deer Cloud (Blackfoot, Mohawk, Seneca)
Poetry Reading 7:00 p.m.
Scanlon Banquet Hall, Westfield State University
Free and open to the public
Returning to WSU at the demand of students who loved her engaging poetry reading last year is Susan Deer Cloud, a poet of Blackfoot, Mohawk, Seneca heritage (Métis) whose writing often draws on the setting of the Catskill Mountains where she grew up. Deer Cloud earned her B.A. from Binghamton University and MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College.In addition to publishing poetry and stories in numerous journals and anthologies, Deer Cloud has authored five books of poetry: The Broken Hoop (1988),In the Moon When the Deer Lose Their Horns (1993),The Last Ceremony(2007), Car Stealer(2010), and Braiding Starlight(2010).Deer Cloud also edited I Was Indian (Before Being Indian Was Cool): An Anthology of Native Literature Volume 1(2009); Confluence, a multicultural literature anthology (2006); and a special issue of Yellow Medicine Review, a Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought (Spring 2008). Her book Borscht Belt Indian will be published from a University Press and the second volume of I Was Indianis forthcoming from FootHillsPublishing in fall 2011.
POETRY IN THE VALLEY AND BEYOND
Critique Group Seeks Members
A Northampton based poetry critique group is seeking new members who actively write poetry, have previously published their work, and can commit to meeting every Tuesday morning. Send inquiries to [email protected]
COMING UP AT SMITH:
November 1st, 7:30 p.m. Weinstein Auditorium
Wright Hall, Smith College
The Gallery of Readers Series presents
Bob Susskind and Julie Olmsted
reading from their recent work
Sunday, November 6, 4 PM
Neilson Library Browsing Room, Smith College
Refreshments will be served.
Bob Susskind writes intensely in short spurts and does not save his pieces on his computer. He has yet to publish a volume of his short poems but loves to speak them out loud to any captive audience. His transcendent nonautobiography has a way of putting him in his place.
A native of the Missouri Ozark Mountains, Julie Olmsted was an actress and cabaret performer in New York City prior to becoming a minister. This December, she will celebrate twenty years in that calling. Julie is married to the genius musician/composerJeff Olmsted (a Northampton native) and has two college-age children of whom she is very proud.Prior to moving to Northampton last year, she was a columnist for the Dayton Daily News in the Saturday faith section. Fifty-two of those essays appear in her book, Stepping Onto the Invisible Bridge: Courage for Every Season of Your Faith Journey. She has dabbled in poetry writing and recently pledged herself to the task of 30 Poems for Thirty Days, collecting proceeds to benefit the “Center for New Americans,” an organization that helps refugees and immigrants learn to read and speak English. She will be reading from memoirs based on her experience of life growing up in the Ozarks. It is a work in progress called, “Meet the Family.”
The Gallery of Readers series began in 1990 and takes its name from its first location, in Northampton’s Forbes Library art gallery. The readers in the series are participants in Robin Barber and Carol Edelstein’s Vernon Street Writing Workshops. This year, Carol and Robin have launched the Gallery of Readers Press, a new nonprofit venture intended to provide workshop participants with an opportunity to publish their work.
For more information on other events in the series, and for more of our work, please visit http://www.galleryofreaders.org/.
COMING UP AT THE FIVE COLLEGES:
Wednesday, November 2nd at 8:00 P.M.
Kay Ryan (Poetry Reading)
Johnson Chapel, Amherst College
Sponsored by theAmherst College Center for Creative Writing
Friday, November 4, 7:00pm
MASSACHUSETTS REVIEW Launch of Special Double Issue: “Casualty: the Enduring Toll of War”
Readers include Erri de Lucca, Doug Anderson, Gina Apostol, and Robert Dow
Herter Annex 231, UMass
Great News for Poetry Lovers in the Pioneer Valley!
Announcing Sunday Poetry at Esselon,
a new monthly poetry reading and open mic event
at Esselon Cafe on Rte 9 in Hadley, MA., from 3:30 to 4:30PM
Save the Date!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Our innaugural poet will be Lori Desrosiers, author of “Three Vanities” and “The Philosopher’s Daughter” (and favorite Poetry News Calendar Editor)
Her reading will be followed by an open mic session, so BRING YOUR POEMS!
Poets booked for the coming months are:
Tommy Clark, Sally Bellerose, Ellen Lafleche, Jim Cahillane, and Maria Louisa Arroyo.
Check out our Facebook page “Sunday Poetry at Esselon”
as well as an events page by the same name.
Esselon serves brunch until 3pm so feel free to come early and enjoy a leisurely meal before the reading. The kitchen closes at 3pm but the beverage counter remains open until 5pm.
Questions can be emailed to [email protected]
Mark Your Calendars!
Poetry at Rao’s in Amherst
Friday, October 28, 8pm
17 Kellogg Ave., Amherst, MA
a workshop for beginning to advanced levels
Sat. Oct. 29, 2-4pm, Forbes Library Community Room
In this free workshop we’ll explore the basic elements from which poems
(and all creative expression) arise. As Maya Angelou has said:
Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.
In addition to writing together we’ll discuss: What sparks the poem?
(Fire); What are the poem’s roots? (Earth: Metal & Wood); How does
the poem’s language flow? (Water); What gives the poem voice?
(Wind) Seating is limited. Pre-registration required by calling
413-587-1011 or stopping by the library’s main desk.
Please wear comfortable clothing as we’ll be doing some
very simple movement to focus individual and group energy.
Bring pen & paper, curiosity, and a short poem to share
(your own or someone else’s). Janet E. Aalfs, 7th degree black
belt and former poet laureate of Northampton, MA, directs Valley
Women’s Martial Arts: Institute for Healing and Violence-Prevention
Strategies, founded in 1977. Her worldwide peace-making, teaching
and performance of poetry and movement arts includes the Dodge
Festival in New Jersey, Split This Rock in Washington DC,
an artist/teaching exchange in Cape Town, South Africa…
Her writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies,
and her most recent book of poems is Bird of a Thousand Eyes, Levellers Press.
Talking About It, Moving Through
Poetry, Martial Arts and Storytelling
Saturday November 5, 6pm
Valley Women’s Martial Arts:
Institute for Healing and Violence-Prevention Strategies
One Cottage Street #319, Easthampton, MA
In weaving various art forms, four artists will explore creative connections, cultural exchange, healing expression, and uncovering the silences around being or not being white. South African poet Toni Stuart’s words affirm and create the change within. South African storyteller Nicole le Roux tells a story about compassion. Ingrid Askew, an African American theater artist who has lived in South Africa, inspires and facilitates spirit transformation. Local American poet and martial artist Janet Aalfs embodies reclaiming power through peace.
Suggested donation: $10
The venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare space is available.
A benefit for: I Am Somebody! Mentorship Foundation,
Cape Town, South Africa, a program that uses life and archetypal storytelling
to train youth to become their own leaders.
Founders & directors: Nicole le Roux and Toni Stuart
Area Youth Speak Out for the Environment
On Friday November 18, 7pm at the Northampton Center for the Arts,a public event
will be held called “It’s Our Future!Youth Speak Out To Save the Environment and
the Earth”.A dance with two local youth bands will follow.
Young people between ages 8 and 25 are invited to use poetry, prose, music, dance,
hip-hop, skits, video, and comedy to express their views and feelings about climate
change and other environmental issues, and share their hope and vision for a more just,
ecologically sustainable, and peaceful world.
Featured will be Smith College senior Tovana Venerable, who was one of four young
poets highlighted in the 2007 film “Louder Than a Bomb” about the annual national
teen poetry slam in Chicago.
Performers must sign up in advance before Nov. 15. Prizes will be awarded to every performer.There will also be open mic time for audience participation.
Emcees for the event will be John Berkowitz, coordinator of Pioneer Valley Climate Action, and Savannah Sullivan, Western Mass. organizer of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign.
The dance begins at 9:30pm, featuringtwo local bands with young musicians. TheNCFA is at 17 New South Street,across from the Academy of Music.Donations
on a sliding scale from $3 to $15 are requested.
For more information, contact Pioneer Valley Climate Action at 413-625-6374, www.amherst350.org,[email protected], or on Facebook.
Forbes Library Weekly Poetry Discussion Group
The Poetry Discussion at Forbes Library will resume meeting on Mondays at 7 PM in the Coolidge Room, starting September 26 and running through December 12 for the fall session. Poets to be discussed will include Jane Hirshfield, Diane Gilliam, Ida Stewart, John Ashbery, Patricia Smith and Gerald Stern.
FLORENCE POETS SOCIETY
The next business/sharing meeting is Thursday, November 10, 2011 6:30pm
ALL POETS OF ALL TYPES AND AGES are welcome, bring one of your original works to share,
(12 to 15 copies will usually be enough for all to share) The meeting is held at Lilly Library community room and begins at 6:30 PM. Poetry presentation and discussion begins at 7PM
Martina Robinson and friends meet every 3rd Thursday at Lilly Library community Room at 6:30 PM. This group is currently open to join.
PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING AS A MEMBER OF FLORENCE POETS SOCIETY.
THE FEE IS $20.00 FOR THE YEAR FROM SEPTEMBER TO AUGUST. Your membership supports our Fall festival, SILKWORM our annual journal, (these first two items also are supported in part by the Northampton Arts Council via a grant) our website http://www.florencepoetssociety.net/,, our po box, the annual contest, the JAN SLAM, our spring art gallery reading. and our summer reading at William Cullen Bryant homestead.
For more information: Email us at [email protected] or check out our new web page at http://www.florencepoetssociety.net
NEW DAY AND TIME: Listen to “Twilite’s Poetry Pub”
Enjoy the “Pub” with Carl and Tom every Tuesday night, 8pm on Valley Free Radio, WXOJ 103.3 fm, Northampton and now with improved streaming at http://www.valleyfreeradio.org/ !!!
Poetry to the people! WXOJ-FM LP 103.3 and streaming at http://www.valleyfreeradio.org/. Bringing to you a variety of interesting poetry and music!
All events are free and open to the public except as noted For more information, Call Tom at (413) 584-5914 or email at: [email protected] or: [email protected] or visit: http://www.florencepoetssociety.org/
POETRY A LA CARTE RADIO SHOW
on WMUA-Amherst 91.1 FM
Mondays from 6:00 to 6:30pm
WMUA is ably run by students, and the Programmer, who has the unenviable job of arranging a continuous, live, on-air series of shows, 24 hours a day, is hard-pressed to get coverage when the UMass students are on vacation. (DJs are usually about half students and half community members). Hence the change in schedule.
Streamed live at http://www.wmua.org/.
The program, hosted by Daisy Mathias, includes reading aloud from past and contemporary poets, and occasionally features live interview and poetry-reading with a local poet.
Poetry at the Leverett Library
6:30 p.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, Poetry reading at the Leverett Library. 75 Montague Rd. Leverett, MA. Area poets are invited to read. For more information contact Petriana at 413. 549.9336 or by email at [email protected]
GREENFIELD, SHELBURNE FALLS AND NORTH
Gail Thomas and Sally Bellerose
Poet Gail Thomas, author of “Finding the Bear” and “No Simple Wilderness”
will read new work
and Sally Bellerose will read from “The Girls Club”
her recently published novel
Sunday November 6, at 2pm
The Rendezvous, 78 Third St., Turners Falls great food
Northfield Open Mic
All ages are welcome to share poetry and hear local poets at a monthly open mic.
at Northfield Coffee and Books, 105 Main St., Northfield, MA., 8pm
The series will take place on the third Thursday of every month, and is sponsored by Bernardston poet and track & field coach Jim Bell. Arrive a little early to sign up.
Greenfield Spoken Word
Always the Third Tuesday
9 Mill St, Greenfield, MA
Doors open at 7:00
Open Mic starts at 7:30
Open Mic will be 10 – five-minute slots
Donation – Sliding Scale $1 – $5
Spoken Word Wendell
The Last Monday of every Month
Sept – April At the Deja Brew Pub
57 Lockes Village Road Wendell, MA
For directions and additional
information see our website or
send an email:
ARMS LIBRARY READING
Third Friday Prose and Poetry Readings. 7 p.m. at The Arms Library, Corner of Main and Bridge Streets, Shelburne Falls, Mass. 413-625-0306.
Held in the upstairs Reading Room, readers should arrive a couple of minutes early to sign up for a reading slot, and then have five minutes to share their work. The building is accessible by entering at lower level and taking the elevator upstairs.
The Collected Poets Series
Thursday, November 3, 7pm
Mark Leidner & Timothy Liu
Mocha Maya’s Coffee House
47 Bridge St.
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
413-625-6292. Wheelchair accessible. See www.collectedpoets.com or www.mochamayas.com for more information. 7pm
The Collected Poets Series highlights the work of established and emerging poets. Each event showcases the remarkable local poets of Western Massachusetts and the finest regional, national, and international talent.
WORD IN THE BERKSHIRES
Jerry’s Place Poetry
There will be 2–one hour poetry programs starting at 2:00 pm at the
Pittsfield Community television station on Federico Drive, Pittsfield
Mass. A Jerry’s Place production.This is an ongoing reading every third Thursday.
Pittsfield’s Monthly Performance Series and Open Mic
– Outspoken! hosted by Matt Mcfadden, is held the 3rd Thursday of every month.
– Micro Theater (311 North St. in Pittsfield, Greylock Bldg. upstairs among the ArtOnNo studios – Up the block from Jae’s Spice – Entrance to theater is around the corner on Union St. thru Orange door, right next door to Mary’s Carrot Cake.
– 8 pm ($5 suggested donation)
– Interested open mic performers can sign up for 5 minute slot by
e-mailing matt at [email protected]
– Those needing more information can e-mail the same address
Power of Words, Open Mic
Third Tuesdays 7pm to 8:30 pm Hosted by Garfield Reed.
This is an open opportunity to share poetry, readings, music and other spoken word.
Free and open to the public at Berkshire South Regional Community Center , Crissey Rd.,Great Barrington, MA Every third Tuesday of the month. Please call Garfield at 528 4127 for more information.
In Words, Out Words in Housatonic
In Housatonic, MA there is an open mic for poets and performers of all styles and ages.
1st Tuesday of each month at the Deb Koffman Gallery 137 Front Street, Housatonic, MA 01236. “In Words, Out Words.” is hosted by John Meeks and there is usually a $7 suggested donation for heat and electricity. There are snacks there provided by whoever wants to bring them. The open mic begins at 7 and the featured performer goes on for about 20 minutes. It usually lasts until between 9 and 9:30.
Zeitgeist Gallery Pittsfield
Monday Poetry Nights 6 to10pm 648 North Street in Pittsfield call Alan Nidle, the Director at (857) 991-8448 for details
WORD IN WORCESTER
The Little “a” Poetry Series
Every Thursday night at 7pm, with an open mic preceding the feature. It is free and all ages, and will be held at The Strange Attractor, 97D Webster St, Worcester MA. Hosted by “Cowboy” Matt Hopewell, who also does the booking and can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at (508) 479 8311.
More to follow as August and September dates are confirmed!
The d’Alzon Arts Series: Poetry Reading
takes place at Assumption College (500 Salisbury Street, Worcester) in the Emmanuel d’Alzon Library on the third Friday of each month during the academic year. The format is an open mic for the first half-hour or so, a short break with refreshments and then 2 featured poets.. The reading starts at 7:00 p.m. and typically runs for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Readings run throughout the school year.
THE POETS ASYLUM
Sunday, October 30:
Join the Poets’ Asylum as we will welcome slam masters from own work as part of a Slam Masters Spotlight. Poet organizers from Maine, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and local colleges will all share the stage. We’re excited to welcome some of the best and most exciting talent New England has to offer and to share the stage with some of the best poets in the country.
Come down to the Front Room at WCUW (910 Main Street, Worcester). Remember, the reading now starts at 7:00 p.m. ; doors open at 6:30 p.m. No cover; donations accepted to support the feature. Don’t skip this one, we think you’ll regret it!
The Dirty Gerund
The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show will be held every Monday night starting at 8:30 p.m. The reading is being held at Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner (148 Grove Street, Worcester) and is hosted by Rushelle Frazier. There will be an open mic every week with a mix of poetry slams and featured poets. No cover; donations accepted. 21+ Please join us at our new home,
Since CT has a wonderful and comprehensive newsletter online, I have decided to cut the CT Poetry section from Poetry News and only post special events that occur one time only. Write to Terri Klein at [email protected] to get the CT Poet newsletter in your email.
The CT Poetry Calendar is online at http://poetz.com/connecticut
Sunken Garden Poetry Festival—ALL YEAR LONG!
Join us Saturday, October 29, 7:30 pm
for a Page-Meets-Stage-style poetry performance presented by
Hill-Stead Museum and Saint Joseph College
Taylor Mali and Lisa Starr
This exciting performance, a benefit event for the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival and Hill-Stead’s new online journal, THEODATE, will take place at The Hoffman Auditorium in The Bruyette Athenaeum, Carol Autorino Center for the Arts & Humanities, Saint Joseph College, 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford.
Tickets are available through the Saint Joseph College Box Office: call 860.231.5555 or visit sjc.universitytickets.com. Priority tickets are $75 and include a reception after the performancewith the poets; general seating is $25; student admission with ID is $15.
TAYLOR MALI is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement. A former teacher and advocate of the teaching profession, Taylor’s New Teacher Project has a goal of creating 1,000 new teachers through “poetry, persuasion, and perseverance.” He is the author of two books of poetry, The Last Time As We Are (Write Bloody Books 2009) and What Learning Leaves (Hanover 2002), and four CDs of spoken word. In 2005, he established the popular Page Meets Stage series in New York City, after which this benefit reading is fashioned. See Taylor Mali in action on YouTube with “Miracle Workers”.
LISA STARR is a two-time recipient of the Rhode Island fellowship for poetry and was recently named Poet Laureate for the state of Rhode Island, in which capacity she hopes to develop “an outreach program with workshops in every school, library and senior center in the state.” Starr has published three full-length collections of poetry: Mad With Yellow (2009), Days of Dogs and Driftwood (1993), and This Place Here (2001). Starr is the founder and director of the Block Island Poetry Project, a nationally acclaimed writing series.
BOSTON/CAPE COD POETRY
Poetry Series at the Brockton Library
304 Main Street. Our website www.gbspa.org
Our workshops and venue are free, the seats comfortable, the refreshments delicious.
1:00 – 2:00 Prose Workshop (critique & discussion)
2:30 – 4:30 Memoir Workshop
12:00 – 2:00 Poetry Workshop
1:30 – 2:00 Sign up for Open-Mic Reading
2:15 – 3:15 Open-Mic Reading
3:30 – 4:30 Feature Poets
During Open-Mic Reading share your own poetry or read from works of your favorite poets
Day of the Dead: A Poetic Reflection
Featuring Marc Zegans & Charles Coe
Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
175 Richdale Ave., Cambridge
A fundraiser to support the education and outreach programs of the Cambridge Poet Populist Program. Please join Marc Zegans and Charles Coe for a very special evening, as they explore the question of mortality with poems that are by turns poignant, philosophical and humorous.
A dessert reception will follow the reading.
Suggested Donation: $20 (or whatever you can afford).
For more information: http://www2.cambridgema.gov/CAC/Community/Poet_Populist_Toni_Bee.cfm?minor
Every Wednesday Night at 8, Featured Poet, Poetry Slam!
738 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA
October 26, 2011
Wil “One L” Gibson kicks off his two-legged tour.
Open poetry slam in the 8×8 serie
Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam Sunday Night!
Cambridge Common 1667 Mass. Ave., Cambridge
Every Sunday Poetry Slam: 8:00 pm, Feature: 9:30 pm, Open Mike: 10:30 pm
Stone Soup Poetry
meets from 8-10 pm. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art
Gallery at 106 Prospect Street in Cambridge with an open mic sign-up at 7:30
p.m. A featured poet follows the open mic.
For links to the feature’s work, information on future features and more, visit
the Stone Soup Web site: http://stonesouppoetry.blogspot.com
Calliope—Poetry Readings at West Falmouth Library
Calliope – a community of poets
Sunday, November 20th, 3 to 5 PM.Open mike sign-up, 2:45 PM.
Lori Desrosiers’ first full-length collection of poems, The Philosopher’s Daughter is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in 2012. Her chapbook, Three Vanities was published by Pudding House Press in 2009. Lori’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including a prompt in Wingbeats, a book of writing exercises from Dos Gatos Press. She is editor and publisher of Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry.
Barry Hellman is the author of a new chapbook, The King of Newark (Finishing Line Press, 2011). His poems have appeared in Writer’s Digest, the Aurorean, Ballard Street Poetry Journal, Poetica Magazine, Still Crazy Literary Magazine, and other journals and anthologies. He founded the Writers Group at the Eastham Library, hosts The Chapel in the Pines Poetry Series and co-hosts Poets’ Corner. A clinical psychologist and poet, he has conducted poetry workshops, with such topics as “Writing Poems About Family, Friends, Lovers, and Others.” His website is http://home.comcast.net/~bmhellman
Sandra Kohler’sthird collection of poems, Improbable Music (Word Press) was released in May, 2011. Earlier collections are The Ceremonies of Longing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003) and The Country of Women (Calyx, 1995). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Beloit Poetry Journal, The New Republic, and Prairie Schooner. Sandra has taught literature and writing from elementary school to university. A resident of Pennsylvania for most of her life, she recently moved to Boston.
Directions: From Bourne Bridge. Rt. 28 south to Thomas Landers Road exit, right off ramp to Rt. 28A south (left), about 1 1/2 miles. Just past Old Dock Rd., on right, West Falmouth Library is on the left, with parking. From Woods Hole. Woods Hole Rd. to Palmer Ave. to Rt. 28 north to Brick Kiln Rd. exit, left off the ramp to Rt. 28A (stop sign). Take a right, and go less than I mile. West Falmouth Library is on the right, with parking (before the library, across from the Quaker Meeting House).
$5 donation requested. Refreshments.
Visit our website: calliopepoetryseries for Calliope’s complete schedule.
Email: [email protected] or 508-566-1090 for information
Last Thursday Open Mic at The Cultural Center of Cape Cod
307 Old Main St., S. Yarmouth, MA co-hosts Joe Gouveia and Barry Hellman:
The last Thursday of every month, 7pm. Open mic and featured poet.. Bring your own refreshments.
Arrive early to sign up for open mic. For updated info on this and other Cape activities go to:
CHECK OUT http://home.comcast.net/~bmhellman FOR MORE INFORMATION AND DETAILS ABOUT CAPE COD POETRY AND ALL OF THESE EVENTS.
Lowell Poetry Slam and Open Mic
Every FIRST Thursday at Brew’d Awakening! Only poets can compete in the slam and win the prize… but the mic is open to musical performers as well. Whether you come to perform, compete or just enjoy some coffee and great local talent, don’t miss this event! 7:00pm – 9:30 pm *Sign-up between 6:30-7:00* The event is free and open to the public—so come on down for an evening of good company and some terrific regional voices!
Brew’d Awakening Coffeehaus, 61 Market Street, Lowell, MA 978-454-BREW
For more info, please email [email protected]
meets @ the Out Of The Blue Art Gallery, 106 PROSPECT ST. (the home of Stone Soup) CENTRAL SQUARE, CAMBRIDGE. SIGN-UP AT 8:00pm OPEN MIC STARTS @ 8:15pm,
FEATURE @ 9:00pm Come and perform or listen!
Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam Sunday Night!
Cambridge Common 1667 Mass. Ave., Cambridge $5 Cover Every Sunday Poetry Slam: 8:00 pm,
Feature: 9:30 pm, Open Mike: 10:30 pm 617-547-0759 http://poetryjam.org/
Newton Free Library Poetry Reading Series
The series meets the second Tuesday of every month open mic after features. Starts 7PM For complete information go to http://newtonfreelibrarypoetryseries.blogspot.com/ Director: Doug Holder http://authorsden.com/douglasholder
Cambridge Community Television
Tuesdays at 11:00 PM Saturdays at 10:30PM Catch the latest from the Boston Poetry Slam I
NFO: [email protected]
LETRA Poetry Nights
in LAWRENCE MASS Every TUESDAY at Julio’s 99 Club 99 Essex Street Lawrence, MA
Doors open at 7pm open mic starts at 8pm Admission $3.00 For more information or for directions please call
Michelle Richardson at 978-423-7045
For a VT poetry events calendar go to: http://www.phayvanh.com/
For info on Brattleboro poetry and Write Action visit their website – www.writeaction.net
Poetry readings at the Putney Library
55 Main Street, Putney VT (802) 387-4407
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