Poetry News September 5, 2011
Here is your Poetry News for the week of September 5, 2011.
Poetry events are as numerous as changes in the weather in the Pioneer Valley and beyond!
Scroll all the way down for more poetry in CT, Boston and other areas.
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THIS WEEK in Western MA and Vicinity:
Thu. Sept. 8 - Florence Poets Society Meeting and Poetry Share, Lilly Library, Florence, 6:30pm
Sat. Sept. 10 - AWA Press Celebration, Booklink, Thornes Market, Northampton, 6:30pm
Sun. Sept. 11 - Diane Bilyak, AWA poet reading at S.Amherst/Munson Library 2pm
Sun. Sept. 11 - Great Falls Discovery Center, Watershed Poetry Series, Turners Falls, 2pm
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
September Author Fair
The Springfield Central Library will host its 3rd Author Fair on Saturday, September 17
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Rotunda. Area authors with recently published pieces will display their work, meet the public to discuss their writing, and sell and sign copies of their books. This all day Author Fair spotlights the literary skill, talent, and inspiration of area residents while helping readers discover a wide range of literature that they may not find otherwise.
Some of the featured authors include Maria Luisa Arroyo (poet, Springfield), Eric Bascom (biographer, Springfield), Gineen Cooper (editor and poet, Springfield), Wayne Dusza (novelist, Longmeadow), Carolyn Gibbs (teen novelist, Wilbraham), John Hess (local historian, East Longmeadow), Blanche Jackson-Hill (non-fiction writer, Wilbraham), Kaolin (non-fiction writer, Northampton), Judith Kappenman (biographer, Chicopee), Joan Morris Reilly (local interest author, Springfield), Lori Szepelak (spiritual author, Westhampton), Price Van Ray (poet and children’s author, South Hadley), Jacqueline Williams-Hines (children’s book author focusing on autism, Springfield) and others. There is room at the Fair for a few more local authors--please contact librarian Matthew Jaquith at (413) 263-6828, ext. 221 for details. Come to the Central Library and join us at the Fair!
Joy Harjo to Read at Westfield State
On Wednesday, October 19, 2011, Muskogee (Creek) poet and musician Joy Harjo is coming to Westfield State University for an evening performance of music and poetry. Harjo will be performing poems and also songs on the saxophone with her accompanying guitarist beginning at 7pm in Scanlon Banquet Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
POETRY IN THE VALLEY AND BEYOND
Flying Object Celan Salon and Upcoming events
This Saturday, September 10, the Fall season at Flying Object opens
with Celan Salon. DARA WIER and DANA WARD will read their poems.
http://www.flying-object.org & http://celansalon.tumblr.com
DARA WIER is the author of a dozen books, including Reverse Rapture
(Verse Press), Remnants of Hannah, and Selected Poems (both Wave
Books) and A Civilian's Diary of the War Years, a long poem out soon on
The Song Cave, which recently published DANA WARD's The Squeakquel.
Ward is also the author of Typing Wild Speech (Summer BF Press), also
available in This Can't Be Life, imminent from Edge Books.
Sunday, September 11 at 3 pm at the Jones Library in Amherst, JUBILAT
presents: a poetry reading by ANSELM BERRIGAN, GENYA TUROVSKAYA
and DANA WARD. Berrigan's Notes from Irrelevance is out now from Wave
Books. He is the author of five books, including FREE CELL (City Lights) and
many chapbooks, including HAVE A GOOD ONE (Cy Press), part of which
was also published in JUBILAT. Turovskaya is an award winning translator
from the Russian and the author of four chapbooks, two from Octopus Books.
CALENDAR, from Ugly Duckling Presse, can now be read online as part of
their online chapbook archive. DEAR JENNY is just out from Supermachine.
Sunday, September 11 at 8 p.m at Flying Object (42 West St. in Hadley)
LOOT V featuring Julian Brolaski, author of Gowanus Atropolis (Ugly
Duckling Presse) and music by Jake Meginski.
Wednesday, September 21 at Flying Object
Polina Barskova and M. Kasper read from their own
work and from Robert Seydel's BOOK OF RUTH.
Thursday, September 22 at 8 pm in Memorial Hall at UMass
The Visiting Writers Series presents
The Gallery of Readers Series presents
Susan Cocalis and Jonathan Wright
reading from their recent work
Sunday, September 18, 2011, 4 PM
Neilson Library Browsing Room, Smith College
Northampton, MA. Refreshments will be served.
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
Dianne Bilyak Reading
Reading from lifeblood
Forbes Library community room
Saturday September 17, 2011
2:00 PM until 4:30 PM
A premiere reading from "lifeblood" an anthology of poetry
by members of the Woodstock Poetry Society.
"These poems sing from the pages" and take you on a journey
through the compelling emotional landscape of writers both new and nationally published. Join us!
Book Launch of "The Girls Club"
a novel by Sally Bellerose
Saturday, September 24, 2011, 3pm
Forbes Library Community Room
20 West St. Northampton, MA
Refreshments will be served - All welcome
returns for its 7th fabulous season at a new venue - Florence Civic Center - right next to the Lilly Library in beautiful downtown Florence, "the paradise of Northampton". Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 25 from noon to 6 pm. Rain or shine. The festival is free, and as always, is open to all lovers of the spoken and written word. Refreshments will be provided!
Featured readers this year include:
Martin Espada,- "the Latino poet of his generation", "“the Pablo Neruda of North American authors,” and the original Poet Laureate of Northampton
David Kherdian - the esteemed Armenian-American poet and editor
Lisa Starr - Poet Laureate of Rhode Island
Other notable poets at the festival include: Maria Williams, Patricia Lee Lewis, and "Soulfighter" Maurice Taylor. Plus an unprecedented cast of local poetic talent that will delight and amaze you with the magic of words. A pot luck supper will follow the event from 6-8 pm, along with musical guests and literary fellowship. Please join us for this celebration of poetry!
Co-founding directors, Tom Clark and Carl Russo
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.
The Woven Word Creative Writing Workshops For Young Writers
After School Workshops in Hadley
To Begin Week of September 12
Tuesdays (Girls Only), Wednesdays & Thursdays (Boys & Girls)
Grades 5-9 3:30-5:30 PM $17/Week Paid In Sessions
Home School Workshops in Hadley
Wednesday 10:30-12:30 Ages 8-teens
(Other Home School Times Possible by Arrangement)
These workshops are designed to create a safe space to develop every writer’s voice, since there are stories and poems that belong to each of us alone. The Amherst Writers & Artists workshop method takes writers to both unexpected and familiar places while writing in an affirming circle of peers.
There are usually two writing sessions per workshop followed by reading and positive comments. We focus on fun and creativity, not on grammar and spelling. We teach writing and literary techniques through example and positive feedback. We work to support each writer's style and voice.
Green Street Poetry Series
Green Street Café, Northampton, Massachusetts
Green Street readings now take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. 7:30 pm
Green St. Series is finished for the summer. Fall schedule will be posted soon.
Naugatuck River Review Reading/Release Party
Featuring poets from the Summer 2011 issue of NRR
Saturday, October 1st, 2pm
Forbes Library Community Room, Northampton, MA
Featured poets include Patricia Fargnoli, Tim Mayo, Anne Golob, Gail Thomas, Kathleen Trestka, Howie Faerstein, Mark Hart, Tessa Kale, Karen Skolfield, Julie Hassett and Alexis Fedorajaczenko.
NRR Issue 6, Summer 2011 will be available for purchase at a discount.
Hosted by Lori Desrosiers
Green Street Poetry Series
Green Street Café, Northampton, Massachusetts
Green Street readings now take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. 7:30 pm
Green St. Series is finished for the summer. Fall schedule will be posted soon.
If you are interested in reading at Green Street, send a note with bio and sample poems to
Maria Williams-Russell at firstname.lastname@example.org
FLORENCE POETS SOCIETY
The next business/sharing meeting is Thursday, September 8, 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@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or: FPOETS@localnet.com 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@example.com
26th Annual WriteAngles Writers’ Conference
Saturday, October 22, 2011, 8:15 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Mount Holyoke College’s Willits-Hallowell Center, South Hadley, Mass.
Sponsor: WriteAngles Volunteer Committee
Admission: $100 in advance ($110 at the door); $80 seniors and students ($90 at the door); fee covers breakfast, lunch and parking
More Information or to Register: http://writeanglesconference.com
GREENFIELD, SHELBURNE FALLS AND NORTH
Open Mic 4th Thursdays in Northfield
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
September 20th, 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:
The Watershed Poets Series
at The Great Falls Discovery Center in Turners Falls explores the natural world along the Connecticut River as seen through the eyes of local poets. We will explore field guides, poetry, and possibly the Discovery Center grounds to wake up our senses. Poems by Emily Dickinson, Poet’s Seat poet, Frederick Goddard Tuckerman, Wallace Stevens, and many more!
Sunday, September 11, 2-3:30 p.m. WATERSHED POETS AND WATERSHED TREES
Great Falls Discovery Center, 2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376
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
$2– $5 suggested donation. 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. 7pm
2011 upcoming in the Series:
No CPS Readings in August or September
OCTOBER 6- Joan Houlihan & Timothy Liu
NOVEMBER 3 - Patricia Lee Lewis & Special Guest
DECEMBER 1 - Peter Covino & Daniel Hall
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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@example.com 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, September 4:
The Poets' Asylum will kick off September with the iWPS Rep Selection Slam. Eight competing poets will take part in a 4 round slam with 1, 2, 3 and 4 minute rounds. The usual rules (no props, randomly chosen judges, etc.) apply. The winner will represent Worcester in the Individual World Poetry Slam, taking place in Cleveland, OH in October. Poets from all over the world meet and compete in a multi-day performance poetry contest. Expected to compete are Sam Capogrossi, Alex Charalambides, Christopher Clauss, Nick Davis, Bobby Gibbs, Brandi MacDonald, Bill MacMillan and Sarah Sapienza.
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,
The Guilford Poets Guild will be presenting poet Tim Mayo for the first reading in their Fall 2011 Second Thursday Poetry Series on September 8, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield in Guilford. The reading will be preceded by an open mic from 7 to 7:30 pm. For more information please call (203) 453-2036.
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 during the school year; 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 15
7:00 PM – Featured poet: JOHN L. STANIZZI and Joan Joffe Hall
John Leonard Stanizzi, a former Wesleyan University Etherington Scholar, has been a poet in residence at Manchester Community College and in the Middletown Public School system. In 1998 he was named New England Poet of the Year by The New England Association of Teachers of English, which featured him in Scattered Leaves: A Collection of Celebrated Poets of the Year 2000. He has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, has been widely anthologized, and has had work in journals such as Blue Unicorn, The Connecticut River Review, Embers, The MacGuffin, Poet Lore, Poets On, The Red Fox Review, Soundings East, and Stone Country. He is currently an adjunct instructor at Manchester Community College and teaches English at Bacon Academy in Colchester, Connecticut, where he also directs the theater program. He has published two books of poetry with Antrim House Books (www.antrimhousebooks.com): Ecstasy Among Ghosts (2007) and Sleepwalking (2008), with a third title forthcoming later this year.
Joan Joffe Hall’s most recent book is In Angled Light: Selected Poems (Antrim House Books), and her earlier books include The Rift Zone (finalist for the William Carlos Williams Prize) and Romance & Capitalism at the Movies (Alice James Books), which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She has also published eight chapbooks. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including The Georgia Review, The Massachusetts Review, Minnesota Quarterly, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Michigan Quarterly Review. She taught for nearly 40 years at the University of Connecticut, where she had joint appointments in English and Women’s Studies and taught literature, film, and creative writing, as well as serving on the executive board of the American Association of University Professors.
is alive and well at our new home at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, Connecticut. We are continuing with our scheduled day: the third Sunday of the month, and same hours: 4:30 to 6 p.m. It's a different location, but one with heat, light and plenty of room - plus munchies and tea/coffee are available for purchase. Donations requested to support The Buttonwood Tree. I invite you to attend, try out our new place. It happens on the third Sunday of each month at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown from 4:30 to 6 p.m
Wintonbury Branch Poetry Series & Open Mike/ Spring 2011
Celebrating 15 years! "my time" "my place " "my creativity"
Third Thursdays-- 7:00 PM
A warm, supportive place to meet fellow poets and share your poems! Refreshments and an open mike follows each featured poet.
Wintonbury Branch Library, 1015 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT
860 242-0041 www.prosserlibrary.info "Wintonbury Branch"
INESCAPABLE RHYTHMS POETRY SERIES
Real Art Ways, 7pm
56 Arbor St., Hartford
Ongoing: monthly, second Wednesday
Series format: a featured poet gives a half hour reading (7:00pm) followed by an open mike (7:30pm), in which members of the audience are invited to share their work. The series takes its title from the Wallace Stevens poem, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird." Stevens, a major American Modernist poet, was a Hartford resident. More info: Contact Andrea Henchey at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Wednesday Night Poetry Series
Wed. Sept. 7 - m.g. martin
m.g. martin is the author of One For None (Ink, 2010.) His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in ZYZZYVA, Pank, Shampoo, Spork & Short, Fast, and Deadly, among others. He is a co-producer of Literary Death Match NY & a Spam Musubi junkie. m.g. lives in Brooklyn with the poet Tess Patalano and the dog Ihu. In other news, mgmartin.tumblr.com, @themgmartin, in addition to blah, blah, blah.
The Wednesday Night Poetry Series (WNPS or Wedpoetry) meets at “The Garage,” at 53 Church Hill Road, Newtown. See our venue page for directions. For 16 Years and counting: poets, spoken-word artists, monologists and storytellers, acoustic performances by songwriters and musicians are welcome! Read your own work or works by your favorite writers. OPEN MYK SIGN-UP starts at 7:30 PM / OPEN MYK – 7:45 PM /FEATURED READING – 8:45 PM We are a warm, friendly environment for 1st-time readers!RIVERWOOD AT THE BUTTONWOOD TREE
Last Saturday of Jan, Feb., Mar., Apr., May, June. ( NO poetry in Dec., July, Aug.)
Time: 6:30 PM
Riverwood Poetry Series presents the Saturday Night Poetry
The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main St., Middletown, CT
$5 suggested donation or $3 with a non-perishable food item for the benefit of St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Open mike follows feature. More info: www.riverwoodpoetry.org
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@example.com; http://www.buttonwood.org; (860) 347-4957.
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
Upcoming Features (For information on the following poets click on our website)
Sat. Sept. 17 - Mignon Ariel King, Barbara Crooker
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
The Blacksmith House Poetry Series
is held on Monday nights at 8:00 p.m.
at the Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge.
Tickets are $3.00, available 45 minutes prior to each reading.
For more information, including a list of upcoming features at the reading, call
617-547-6789 x1, or visit http://www.ccae.org/events/blacksmith.html .
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
Sunday, September 25th, 3 to 5 PM, Open Mike Sign-up 2:45 PM. Come celebrate Calliope’s fifth season!
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 CIntern2@lowellma.gov
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
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
Brattleboro Literary Festival is Coming! October 14-16, 2011.
For information on workshops and the festival go to their website at: http://brattleboroliteraryfestival.org/
Poetry readings at the Putney Library
55 Main Street, Putney VT (802) 387-4407
News for Poetry News should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your announcements in text only - do not format (no special fonts, colors, etc.) Send by Wednesday for Thursday publication. Thank you, Lori Desrosiers - Publisher.