Here is your Poetry News for Western Massachusetts for the month of October, 2019.
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Poetry Highlights of This Month in Western Massachusetts:
Great Falls Word Festival, Oct. 11 – 14, Turner’s Falls, MA
Schedule and information at https://greatfallswordfestival.com/
Brattleboro Literary Festival, Oct. 17 – 20, Brattleboro, VT
Schedule and information at http://brattleboroliteraryfestival.org/
Poetry Events, Northampton and (not too far) Beyond:
Tue. Oct. 1 – Writers Night Out presents Andrea Hairston, The Basement, 21 Center Street, Northampton, 7pm
Tue. Oct. 1 – Poetry Workshop with Jay Pabaroo, Northampton Poetry Community, The Deuce, 50 Conz St. Northampton, 7pm
Thu. Oct. 3 – Collected Poets Series presents Nickole Brown, Melissa Crowe & Jessica Jacobs, at Mocha Maya’s Shelburne Falls, 7pm.
Sat. Oct. 5 – Write-up Springfield reading, Central Library, Springfield, 1pm. Sun. Oct. 6 – Writers Read/Hilltowns presents D. Dina Friedman & Open Mic, Town Hall, Ashfield, 2-4pm.
Tue. Oct. 8 – UNBUTTONED: Howard Odentz and Open Mic, Luthiers Coop, Easthampton, 7pm
Tue. Oct. 8 – Dana Levin at Smith College, Campus Center, Carroll Room, Northampton, 7:30pm
Thu. Oct. 10 – Silkworm Reading and Release party!! Lilly Library, 7pm.
Florence Poets Society Meeting & Poetry Share, 2nd Thu. of the month, Lilly Library, Florence. All Welcome! 6:30pm business, 7pm poetry share.
Fri. Oct. 11 – Mon. Oct. 14 – Great Falls Word Festival (see above), Turner’s Falls.
Tue. Oct. 15 – Writers Read presents Maria Black & David Graham, Lee Library, Lee, 5:30pm
Sat. Oct. 19 – Dead Writers Dance, Sponsored by Straw Dog Writers Guild, Northampton Center for the Arts, $20, Northampton 7-11pm
Fri. Oct. 25 – Silkworm journal release #2, Meekins Library, Williamsburg, 6pm
Tue. Oct. 29 – Karen Skolfield at the Jones Library, Amherst, 6pm
Wed. Oct. 30 – Teatro V!DA Youth Open Mic, Bing Arts Ctr., 716 Sumner, Springfield, 7pm
IN DETAIL: POETRY EVENTS: PIONEER VALLEY AND BEYOND!
Great Falls Word Festival coming October 11-14, 2019!!
– The Florence Poets Society is doing a second release party for Silkworm12 at the Meekins Library in Williamsburg on Fri., Oct. 25, from 6-8pm. Donations will be accepted for the Williamsburg Senior Center, and the following poets will be reading from the new Silkworm along with other work:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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