Here is your Poetry News for the week of August 23, 2010.
Poetry events are blowing in like hurricane season in the Pioneer Valley and beyond! Scroll all the way down for more poetry in CT, Boston and other areas. Check out all our links to the right for poetry events everywhere!
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THIS WEEK in Western MA and Vicinity:
Thu. August 19 – Lori Desrosiers is featured at Thirsty Mind in S. Hadley, 7pm
WORDXWORD Festival Pittsfield, MA, August 21-29th. Details below!
Mon. August 23 – The Writing Life with Susan Stinson, Forbes Library, Northampton, 7pm
There are many other poetry events in Western MA, Boston, CT and beyond this week – Please scroll down!
WORD IN WESTFIELD
Writer’s Retreat at the YMCA Goyette Chalet on Sept. 26. Info will be forthcoming.
Fiction and Non-Fiction Writing classes at the YMCA with Sera Rivers. Call the Westfield YMCA or write to Sera at [email protected] for more information.
Writing Your Life Through Poetry – Poetry in Memoir with Lori Desrosiers at Westfield State University’s Continuing Education and Learning in Retirement programs. Wednesday nights for four weeks: Sept. 15 – Oct. 6. Go to http://issuu.com/westfieldstatealumi/docs/commed_lir-fall2010 for the catalog of courses.
HOLYOKE/SPRINGFIELD AREA POETRY
Starving for Art Presents open mic Tuesdays
@ Blue Fusion Bar and Grille 487 St. James Ave Springfield, MA doors open at 6pm for social hour. Showtime is 7-9pm All poets, musicians, singers, and visual artists are welcome. This event is free. For more info visit http://www.brendaschild.com/
WORD IN THE VALLEY AND BEYOND
Poetic Recovery Open Mic and Feature
Lori Desrosiers Features Thursday August 19
Every Thursday night 6:30-8:00 pm
Thirsty Mind in South Hadley MA 23 College St.
The Writing Life – Facilitated Discussions with Susan Stinson
Please be our guest on the fourth Monday of the month, May through August for a facilitated discussion with Forbes Writer In Residence Susan Stinson. These monthly drop in discussions of issues faced by writers are intended for those who are working on long projects such as novels, collections of poetry and books of nonfiction. Anyone interested in such discussions are welcome. The group will meet from 7 to 8 downstairs in the Community Room.
Mondays, June 28th, July 26th and August 23rd
Forbes Library Community Room, 20 West Street, Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
Dick Greene & Nancy Denig at Broadside Books
Tuesday September 21, 7PM, Nancy Denig, of Florence and Dick Greene of Northampton, author of Explorations, will be reading poems that are not yet widely known but that move and delight their readers and audiences. Copies of Nancy’s and Dick’s books are available at Broadside Books and in the Forbes Library Pioneer Valley poets collection. Come to Broadside on September 21 and help Nancy and Dick achieve the broader recognition they so richly deserve.
Green St. Poetry Series
Green Street Café
The Green St. Poetry Series showcases the voices of emerging and noted poets from the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts and beyond.
This season promises a series of really exciting poets with poems to match. Join them Wednesday nights at 7:30. Come, listen.
Our September line-up is as follows:
September 1 – Kirtland Snyder & Jim Bell
September 8 – Kristin Bock & James Grinwis
September 15 – mystery readers
September 22 – Victor Infante & Lea Deschenes
September 29 – Gale Thompson & Caroline Cabrera
If you are interested in reading at Green Street, send a note with bio and sample poems to Maria Williams-Russell at [email protected]
FLORENCE POETS SOCIETY
Next business/sharing meeting Thursday August 12, 2010 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. See Rich for details, this group is currently open to join.
PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING AS A MEMBER OF FLORENCE POETS SOCIETY.
THE FEE IS $15.00 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.org/,, 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 web page at http://www.florencepoetssociety.org/
Listen to “Twilite’s Poetry Pub”
now Weekly! Enjoy the “Pub” with Carl and Tom every Wednesday from 9-10 am 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 5pm to 5:30 pm on Tuesdays this Summer, 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
“Growing younger toward death every day: finding insight and inspiration in poetry, prose, and song”.
New participants are always welcome at a biweekly group, which has been meeting for the past year and a half near Greenfield in western Mass, called “Growing younger toward death every day: finding insight and inspiration in poetry, prose, and song”.
Bring and share your own, or a favorite poem, prose piece, or recorded song by others. Also listen to CDs of poet David Whyte reading his own and others’ poetry, and discussing its meaning. The line ‘growing younger toward death every day’ is from Whyte’s best-known poem “The Faces at Braga”.
We also often read aloud and discuss poems and commentary in John O’Donohue’s book “A Book of Blessings”, and in the series of books edited by Roger Housden such as “Ten Poems To Change Your Life”. Optional pot luck supper at 6. Poetry-sharing begins at 6:45pm. More info: John Berkowitz 413-625-6374 [email protected]
Greenfield Spoken Word
Always the third Tuesday of the month
Hope to see you there
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
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.
Collected Poets Series
No CPS Series in August or September. Stay tuned October 7 for Josephine Dickinson and Sharon Dolin. $2– $5 sliding scale. Mocha Maya’s Coffee House, 47 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370, 413-625-6292. Wheelchair accessible. See www.collectedpoets.com or www.mochamayas.com for more information.
No CPS Readings in August or September
October 7 – Josephine Dickinson and Sharon Dolin
November 4 – Barbara Ras and Jennifer Sweeney
December 2 – Aracelis Girmay and Ross Gay
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.
An Evening of Poetry & Percussion
Saturday, September 25, 7-9 p.m.
Sturbridge Coffee House, 479 Main Street (Rt. 20; next door to Kaizen Sushi) Sturbridge, MA
(Additional parking available in lot across the street.)
FREE (Donations accepted)
Poetry by David Cappella
Cappella is associate professor of English at Central Connecticut State University where he teaches poetry and young adult literature. He has co-authored with Baron Wormser two widely used poetry textbooks, Teaching the Art of Poetry and A Surge of Language. His poem series, Gobbo: A Solitaire’s Opera, won the 2004 Bright Hill Press Poetry Chapbook Competition and was a finalist for the 2006 Bordighera Prize and the 2008 Bright Hill Press Poetry Book Competition. His work has appeared in The Connecticut Review, Diner, The Bryant Literary Review, The Bradford Review, The Providence Journal, and elsewhere.
“Poem & Drum” with Stephen Campiglio & Jay Wood
Campiglio was a finalist in the 2009 Bordighera Poetry Book Prize and has poems forthcoming in Caduceus, Italian Americana, The Worcester Review, and the anthology, New Hungers for Old: 100 Years of Italian American Poetry. His work has also appeared in Natural Bridge, Switched-on Gutenberg, and Urban Spaghetti, among others. He works in Continuing Education at Manchester Community College in CT, where he founded and coordinates the Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series (www.mcc.commnet.edu/faculty/spoken.php).
Wood is an alumnus of the Jazz Studies/Percussion program at the University of North Texas and has played with Edie Brickell, Hillary Tipps, and Catapult. In 1999, he co-founded The Kelvins, an original rock band that garnered considerable success in New England and which was nominated three years in a row for Best Original Rock Band, with Jay nominated as Best Drummer. The Kelvins were the opening act for Living Colour in New Haven, Boston, and Northampton. He is a drum instructor for Dynamic Percussion in Manchester, CT, as well as for Credit-Free Programs at Manchester Community College. His web site is: www.myspace.com/drummerjaywood and he can also be found on Facebook.
WORD IN THE BERKSHIRES
WORDXWORD FESTIVAL PITTSFIELD!
a celebration of words: written, spoken, sung. It features national and local performance poets, singer-songwriters and actors doing their thing on stages all around Pittsfield.
I have attached copies of the promo poster and schedule of performances for your perusal.
Please feel free to share them with anyone who might be interested in this amazing event.
More info can also be found at the website http://.wordxwordfestival.com
Pittsfield’s Monthly Performance Series and Open Mic
(3rd) Thursdays at 8pm
at microTHEATER (311 North St.)
($5 suggested donation)
– Micro Theater: 311 North Street (upstairs) in Pittsfield, MA
(Off street public parking available in Melville Street lot, across from Boys and Girls Club on Melville Street – @ 1 block from theater).
– Open Mic performers can sign up at [email protected]
– For more information, please contact Matt McFadden at [email protected]
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 sign up technically is at 6:30 however the way it works is a lottery system. If you go to check it out once, then you can put your name on the contact email list. The following month you get an email reminding you of the upcoming event. If it’s your first time performing at In Words, Out Words, you are guaranteed a spot on the roster as long as you reply to the reminder email. If you’ve performed there before then you are put into the lottery system and randomly names are selected. Sometimes there are still slots open at the door.
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 WARE/PALMER
Carpe Stylum! (Latin for Seize the pen!)
meets every Wednesday 6-8pm, usually at the Ware Library but some meetings are held elsewhere. This group includes poets, short story writers and novelists. All are welcome. Call LuWanda Cheney (413) 277-9676 for a schedule.
WORD IN WORCESTER
The Little “a” Poetry Series
at the Q Cafe, 362 Chandler St in Worcester, MA. We run the reading every Monday night, the sign-up list for the open mic goes up at 7:00pm and we get started shortly thereafter.
meets on the second Friday of each month at the Village Arts Gallery (1 Ekman Street, Worcester). The reading starts at 8:00 p.m. There will be an open mic followed by a feature. Worcester Storytellers never charges a cover. They ask you throw some money into the basket to support the artists who feature. For more info please contact [email protected]
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 After Nine Poetry Series
Every Thursday Night The The After Nine Poetry Series, formerly The Spot, is a weekly poetry reading in the Ship Room at the Hotel Vernon (1 Kelly Square, Worcester). The official start time is 8:00 p.m. but honestly, things get going closer to 9. Maybe this week will be different. 21+ and proper id is required
Sunday, August 23:
Sam Teitel will be the feature this Sunday, August 22nd, at the Poets’ Asylum. Sam has competed on slam teams from Manchester, NH and Portland, ME. In 2009 he and Steve Subrizi performed poetry on the “Two Sensitive Guys” tour. They hit venues all over New England, performed at Chicago’s Green Mill (where slam poetry began), and landed gigs in Denver, CO. A graduate of Hampshire College, Sam was also involved with the Hampshire Slam Collective and his thesis was titled “Poetry. Performance. Punk Rock.” He likes coffee, New Orleans, cartoons, and old paperbacks. He has some great words to share and we hope you’ll be able to join us.
Come down to the Nu Cafe (formerly Jumpin’ Juice & Java, 335 Chandler Street, Worcester) to hear him live. The sign-up list goes out at 6:00 p.m. and the reading starts by 6:30. No cover; donations accepted to help cover the cost of sending someone to iWPS.
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 s lams and featured poets. No cover; donations accepted. 21+ Please join us at our new home,
Shakti Women’s Writing Pact
The Shakti Women’s Writing Pact meets every Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Java Hut (1073A Main Street, Worcester). Shakti was created with the intention of enhancing women’s sense of belonging within the poetry community through the an unmoderated writing circle. For more information please contact Sou MacMillan at [email protected]
Write to Terri Klein at [email protected] to get the new CT Poet newsletter in your email.
is a monthly gathering of local (and not so local) writers who come together to share their work and listen to others. Original work preferred but not required. Please bring a small donation or dish to share and an open spirit to our beautiful space.
3rd Sunday of every month 5- 7pm.
Yoga Center of Collinsville
10 Front St, Ste 102, Collinsville, CT 06019
POETRY POTLUCK at The Sanctuary
59 Bogel Road, East Haddam, Connecticut
Poetry Potluck is now meeting every THIRD Sunday of the month
April through December 2010
Do you love poetry?
Would you like to be part of an ongoing poetry discussion group offering food for the mind and the heart?
If so, come and join us on the third Sunday of each month from 4.30-6.00 PM.
This is not about sharing our own work but instead offers us a chance to share the work of poets we love, so you don’t have to be a poet to be part of this group. Just come and bring your love of poetry and a poem you would like to share. Refreshments will be provided.
Hosted by Greg Coleman, Edwina Trentham and Suzy Lamson
For more information call 860-319-1134.
Poetry/Reading Series at Billings Forge
Monday September 13, 7pm—Nancy Kuhl and Ravi Shankar
Nancy Kuhl’s second full-length collection of poems, Suspend, was published in May 2010 by Shearsman Books; her first book, The Wife of the Left Hand, was published in 2007. She is the author of two chapbooks: The Nocturnal Factory and Means of Securing Houses &c. from Mischief by Thunder and Lightning, a limited edition artist’s book. She is co-editor of Phylum Press, a small poetry publisher, and Curator of Poetry for the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, where she curates the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series.
Ravi Shankar is founding editor and executive director of Drunken Boat, online journal of the arts, co-directs the Creative Writing Program at CCSU and teaches in the first international MFA Program at City College of Hong Kong. His books include Seamless Matter (Rain Taxi), Voluptuous Bristle (Finishing Line), Wanton Textiles (No Tell Books) and Instrumentality (Cherry Grove). With Leslie McGrath, he edited the posthumous poems of Reetika Vazirani, Radha Says and with Nathalie Handal & Tina Chang, Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond.
Plus OPEN MIKE
Location: The Studio @ Billings Forge
563 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Wintonbury Branch Poetry Series & Open Mike
Fall 2010 Celebrating 15 years!
my time, my place, my creativity
Third Thursdays 7:00 P.M.
Help us celebrate the opening of our 15th season with a special evening of music and music! Talented singer, song-writing, and
guitarist in the folk and R&B traditions, Tony Gabriel opens our series on Oct. 21. Born in Portugal , raised in Hartford , a popular regular in
scheduled club dates all over CT, Mr. Gabriel will perform poetic
songs from his newly released CD, Walking Distance.
On Nov 18 we welcome Joan Kunsch whose poetry reflects a long career in classical ballet. As associate director of Connecticut ’s Nutmeg Conservatory, teaching and choreography have taken her around the world, from North America to Norway . She will read from her first book, Playing with Gravity, a collection of her poems that
includes original translations of contemporary Norway poets which she will read in both languages.
Howard Faerstein rounds out the fall program on Dec 16. Mr.
Faerstein’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, such as Nimrod, Common Ground Review, and Painted Bride. His honest, plain-spoken, wry and tender poems show influences of the many homes he’s known: Brooklyn, the Berkshire Hills, Taos , Santa Fe , and Durango . He now lives in Florence MA and teaches American Literature at Westfield State College.
Special thanks to our patrons—for their continued support of this series over the years! It’s still a great supportive place to hear and meet fellow poets and share your poems. An open mike will follow the featured poet at each event.
Wintonbury Branch Library
1015 Blue Hills Avenue
Bloomfield , CT 06002
Wednesday Night Poetry Series
The Wednesday Night Poetry Series (WNPS or Wedpoetry) will now meet at “The Garage,” at 53 Church Hill Road, Newtown.
Wed. August 25: Regie Cabico
Regie Cabico is well-known in the New York City area for his slam poetry and as a standup comedian. He won the 1993 Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam and took top prizes in the 1993, 1994, and 1997 National Poetry Slams.
He has received three New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships for Poetry and Performance Art and received the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award presented by Poets & Writers.
He co-edited Poetry Nation: A North American Anthology of Fusion Poetry (Vehicule Press, 1998) and his work appears in Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, and Spoken Word Revolution, among other anthologies.
He has appeared on two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and his plays have been produced at the Humana Theater Festival, Joe’s Pub, The Public Theater, Dixon Place, Theater Offensive, and the Kennedy Center Play Lab.
He is also a former artist-in-residence for NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute and presently works as the Artistic Director of Sol & Soul in Washington, DC. There’s tons more – touring with Lollapaluza, and a herd of publications. Come out and hear this funny, enterprising and entertaining poet and performer!
Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series
at Manchester Community College, Great Path Academy, Community Commons (Use Parking Lot B), Manchester, CT 06040 Sponsored by MCC Foundation Annual Fund Campaign / Hosted by Stephen Campiglio
3rd Thursday of each month; 7-9 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public
For more information and directions: www.mcc.commnet.edu/faculty/spoken.php or call (860) 512-2824.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 – “Celebrate the Blues!”
8:00 p.m. – Mary Lou Sullivan, reading & signing Raisin Cain – The Wild and Raucous Story of Johnny Winter
Sullivan is an MCC alum and music journalist whose 30-year career has included interviews with such notable artists as B.B. King, Michael Bolton, Joan Rivers, Bruce Springsteen, McCoy Tyner, Albert Collins, Kenny Garrett, Rick Derringer, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, James Montgomery, Charles Calmese, Duke Robillard, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, and Al Anderson. Her first book, Raisin’ Cain – The Wild and Raucous Story of Johnny Winter, is the definitive and authorized biography of the Texas guitar legend, and was released by Backbeat Books in May 2010. For more information on Sullivan and the Winter biography, please visit her website at www.JohnnyWinterBook.com.
7:00 p.m. – Chris D’Amato, blues guitar
D’Amato, aka Smokin’ Opey, has been playing blues guitar professionally for the past 20 years. He is equally adept in acoustic or electric band settings, and is at home playing many styles of blues and slide guitar, from electric swing to Chicago blues, Piedmont, and Delta blues, with a mix of jazz, psychedelia, and soul. Besides leading his own bands, he is an in-demand sideman on the Connecticut and national blues scene, having performed or shared bills with several great blues musicians, including Albert Collins, Pinetop Perkins, Jaimo, Buddy Guy, Roomful of Blues, Ronnie Earl, Derek Trucks, Edgar Winter, John Mayall, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. For more information on D’Amato, please visit his web site at www.chrisdamato.net
The Buttonwood Tree
605 Main Street, Middletown
$3.00 – $5.00 suggested donation
Ongoing: every Monday
This open mike, hosted by J-Cherry, is a warm group that encourages
personal development–come play with us! You’ll find Phill is available
to drum along if you like. We have a piano and congas or BYO instrument, poem, dance, or whatever artistic piece of yourself you’d like to
share. We’re all in this together–let’s have some fun and create
ourselves anew! More info: [email protected]; http://www.buttonwood.org; (860) 347-4957.
BOSTON AREA/CAPE COD POETRY INFO:
Central Square’s world-famous Cantab Lounge presents weekly performances from local and national poets, as well as a chance to present your own work in the open mic or poetry slam. DJ Muse spins before the show and between poets. Upcoming features include:
• Wednesday, August 25
RESCHEDULE: The perpetually wistful, tender, poignant, and beloved local Christopher Kain has become one of the expected fixtures of our open mic. Back (and better than ever!) from his abruptly postponed June 9 feature, Christopher will celebrate the release of his latest project, Twentieth Century Limited: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years. Semi-final poetry slam.
• Wednesday, September 1
Louise Robertson came out of dorm room-, page-, and academic-poetry traditions to spend the last several years negotiating the space between page and performance poetry and the areas where they overlap. This prolific Central Ohio poet is known for her delicate touch with language and sly sense of humor. Semi-final poetry slam in the 8×8 series.
• Wednesday, September 8
For the past year, our very own Cantab server Melissa Newman-Evans has been bringing us strong drink and strong words from the back of the room. Tonight, we honor this talented Emerson grad with a full feature. Season final poetry slam in the 8×8 series.
• Wednesday, September 15
Worcester-favorite-gone-Brooklyn-resident Corrina Bain has worked as an assistant in a detox ward and an abortion clinic, as a rape crisis hotline counselor, and as a volunteer educator responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Mozambique. All four, plus her ten-plus years and three appearances at the National Poetry Slam, inform beautifully her deft and powerful voice. Champion of Champions poetry slam: spring champ Omoizele Okoawo vs. the September 8 winner.
Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00, the feature performs at approximately 10:00, and an open poetry slam follows. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3 unless otherwise noted.
Simone Beaubien, SlamMaster
The Boston Poetry Slam at The Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass.
http://www.slamnews.com [email protected]
The Greater Brockton Society for Poetry and the Arts
Poetry Series at the Brockton Library
304 Main Street. Our website www.gbspa.org
Sat., August 21st
Lori Desrosiers http://gbspa.homestead.com/LoriDesrosiers.html
Rene Schwiesow http://gbspa.homestead.com/ReneSchwiesow.html
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
Upcoming Features (For information on the following poets click on our website)
Sat. Aug 21 – Rene Schwiesow & Lori Desrosiers (1st Prize Winner, 2010 GBSPA Poetry Contest)
Sat. Sept 18 – Catherine Sasanov, Mignon Ariel King, Susan Roney-O’Brien
Sat. Oct 16 – Juanita Torrence-Thompson
Sat. Nov 20 – Marie Gauthier, Alice Kociemba , Elizabeth Gordon McKim
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/
Stone Soup Poetry
Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery (located on 106 Prospect Street in Cambridge) with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. http://stonesouppoetry.blogspot.com/
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 VT poetry events calendar go to: http://www.phayvanh.com/
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