Here is your Poetry News for Western Massachusetts for the month of January, 2020.
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Wishing you Peace, Health and Happiness in the New Year! – Lori
Poetry Events, Northampton and (not too far) Beyond:
Sun. Jan 5 – Writers Read/Hilltowns presents Libby Maxey & Open Mic, Belding Memorial Library, Ashfield, 2-4pm.
Thu. Dec. 5 – Collected Poets Series: Karen Skolfield & Yasotha Sriharan, Mocha Maya’s Cafe, Shelburne Falls, 7pm
Mon. Jan. 6 – Endopolis Poetry Room Poetry – Free Editing Workshop, 116 Pleasant St. Ste. 327, Easthampton, 6:30pm
Tue. Jan. 7 – Straw Dog Writers Night Out, Jovanna Van Pelt & Open Mic, The Basement, 11 Center St. Northampton, 7pm
Wed. Jan. 8 – Straw Dog Author Showcase, Forbes Library, Northampton, 6:30pm
Thu. Jan. 9 – Florence Poets Society Meeting & Poetry Share, 2nd Thu. of the month, Lilly Library, Florence. All Welcome! 6:30pm business, 7pm poetry share.
Mon. Jan. 13 – Majestic Monday Night Lit Club reading: Awkward Slut Stuff, The Majestic Saloon, 24 Main St. Northampton, 7pm
Tue. Jan. 16 – Third Thursday Word, 9 Mill St. Greenfield, features TBA and open mic. 7:00pm.
Wed. Jan. 29 – Ign!te the Mic, Open Mic for Youth, Bing Arts Center, 716 Sumner Ave. Springfield, 7pm (6:45 sign-up)
IN DETAIL: POETRY EVENTS: PIONEER VALLEY AND BEYOND!
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, puppetry, 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
In the Forest Park neighborhood: free on street parking
29th Annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest
Open to residents and students in Franklin County.
Two categories: Adult and Young Poet (ages 12-18)
Submit up to three poems. Number pages of multi-page poems.
Only unpublished poems may be submitted.
Previous winners (first place) may not submit poems.
Top-placing youth poets may re-submit when they enter a new age category.
Indicate “Adult” or “Young Poet,” and Young Poets write your age on the front
of the sheet where the poem appears, lower right hand corner, circled.
No identifying information on front of sheet, where poem appears; no staples.
On reverse side of each poem, write your name, address, telephone number,
and e-mail address, if available. Poems will not be returned.
Submit on white 8.5 x 11 paper, printed clearly in ink or typed in plain typeface; no markers.
Notification of receipt of entry will be via email, unless SASE is included with entry.
Send poems to:
POET’S SEAT CONTEST, Greenfield Public Library, 402 Main St., Greenfield, MA 01301
DEADLINE: MARCH 2, 2020 (POSTMARK)
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!
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 8-10pm
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
News for Poetry News should be sent to email@example.com. Please send your announcements in text only – do not format (no special fonts, left-align, no colors, etc.) and please check it for errors. Send by the end of the month for publication. Thank you, Lori Desrosiers – Publisher, Editor, wearer of all hats.