Here is your Poetry News for Western Massachusetts for the month of August, 2019.
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Poetry Highlights of This Month in Western Massachusetts:
Sun. Aug. 4 – Writers Read/Hilltowns presents Amy Laprade & Open Mic, Belding Memorial Library, Ashfield, 2-4pm.
Tue. Aug. 6 –Northampton Poetry workshop with Patrick Roche at The Deuce, WWII Club Northampton, 7pm
Tue. Aug. 6 – Writers Night Out! Straw Dog presents Joan Livingston & Open Mic, The Basement, 21 Center St. (in the back), Northampton, 7pm
Thu. Aug. 8 – Florence Poets Society Meeting & Poetry Share, 2nd Thu. of the month, Lilly Library, Florence. All Welcome! 6:30pm business, 7pm poetry share.
Tue. Aug. 13 – UNBUTTONED presents Candace Curran & Nina Rossi, Luthiers Coop, Easthampton, 7pm
Tue. Aug. 13 – Northampton Poetry Community: Open Mic & Megan McDermott, The Deuce, 50 Conz St. Northampton, 7pm.
Tue. Aug. 20 – Third Tuesday Spoken Word: features Andrew Shelffo and David Wyman & Open Mic, 9 Mill St. Greenfield, 7pm
Tue. Aug. 20 – Nohopoco workshop, sign up at http://nohopoco.com/workshop. At 2 Conz St. Suite 2B, Northampton, 7pm
Tue. Aug. 27 – Northampton Poetry Community Poetry Circle & Potluck, at The Deuce, 50 Conz St. Northampton, 7pm
Wed. Aug. 28 – Teatro V!DA Youth Open Mic, Bing Arts Ctr., 716 Sumner, Springfield, 7pm
IN DETAIL: POETRY EVENTS: PIONEER VALLEY AND BEYOND!
This year’s Sunken Garden Poetry Fest should be one of the best yet, with Terrance Hayes among the poets presenting. Go to https://www.hillstead.org/sunken-garden-poetry-festival/2019-poetry-festival/ for tickets, schedule and more information.
Every last Wednesday of the month from 7-9 p.m. from September through April, youth ages 12-25 are invited to Ign!te the Mic, The Valley’s only open mic for youth by youth.A safe and non-competitive space for youth to share poetry, spoken word, music, monologues, theatrical scenes, dance, visual art, puppertry, or whatever your imagination can conceive!All languages welcome. Admission $5 (no one turned away for lack of funds) Come and experience the healing power of the arts!Co-sponsored by Teatro V!da and the The Bing Arts Center
Every last Wednesday of the month from 7-9 p.m.
Performers sign up at 6:45 p.m.Bing Arts Center
716 Sumner Avenue
Springfield, MAIn the Forest Park neighborhood: free on street parking
ALBANY, NY POETRY
There’s a vibrant and active poetry community in the Albany area.
Go to http://www.albanypoets.com/ for schedules and events!
WORD IN WORCESTER
The Hangover Hour Poetry Salon
is every other Sunday afternoon, with a poet from the community reading the works of a poet from history. The open mic before the feature is a tight 5 minutes, for poems, stories or other spoken word propaganda. Spread the word nerd! The future is a drag, man!!! We start promptly at 5:00 p.m. every other Sunday, so come early, have a tasty beverage and be cool cats. 18+ Nicks (124 Millbury Street, 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 .
Cape Cod Poetry is under Barry Hellman’s Cape Cod Poetry Group on Facebook.
Every first and third Wednesday of the month. First, Poetry Slam, then is an open mic Equilibrium 14 Elm Street sign-up at 7:30 event is 8-10pmhttp://www.facebook.com/BrattleboroPoetry For a VT poetry events calendar go to: http://www.phayvanh.com/ For info on Brattleboro poetry and Write Action visit their website – http://www.writeaction.org Poetry readings at the Putney Library 55 Main Street, Putney VT (802) 387-4407~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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