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****POETRY NEWS****

Here is your Poetry News for the week of August 20, 2012.

It is a HOT year for poetry in the Pioneer Valley and beyond!
Scroll all the way down for more poetry in CT, Boston and other areas.

To receive Poetry News in your email or to request posting of events write to lori@thepoetrynews.com

This Week in Western MA:
Fri. Aug. 17- Watershed Poets event at Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls, 6pm
Aug. 11-18 WordxWord Festival in Pittsfield this week! Info at http://wordxwordfestival.com/
Sun. Aug. 19 - Legendary Poets Reading, Mt. Greylock, Bascom Lodge, 4pm
Fri. Aug. 24 - Gary Metras and Susan Dworkin read at new series at Starving Artist Cafe in Lee, MA, 5:30pm
Sat Aug. 25 - Chivas Sandage reading in Collinsville, CT, 7pm
Sun. Aug. 26 - Sunday Poetry moves to The Elevens features: Diana Gordon, Mary Koncel, Maya Janson, 5pm
Sun. Aug. 26 - Poetry Brothel at Hinge, Northampton, 7pm (go to both events, walking distance!)
Tue Aug. 28 - Annie Boutelle book release reading at Amherst Cinema, 7pm

Please scroll down for details and more events! This is just a sampling. There are many other poetry events in Western MA, Boston & Cape Cod, CT and beyond this week - Please scroll down!

POETRY IN THE VALLEY AND BEYOND

Legendary Poets Reading
Sunday, August 19 at Bascom Lodge, Mt. Greylock - The Free Poets Collective will be hosting a number of contemporary poets from the New England/New York State area presenting readings of legendary poets, beginning at 4 p.m. through 7 p.m. Lea Banks, Joe Gouveia, Howard Kogan, Gary Metras and others. There will be an open mic during the last hour. Legendary Poets reading is free and open to the public. Please visit www.bascomlodge.net for a list season’s events, directions, lodging and/or meal reservations.

Weekly Poetry Open Mic at Hinge
Every Tuesday Night 8pm – 10pm
Signup starts at 7pm
Upstairs at Hinge
48 Main St. Northampton, MA
(Notable perks at Hinge: right in downtown Northampton,
close to bus stops! All ages, beer and wine, and modestly priced meals)
Please bring a 3-5 minute selection of your work to share

Straw Dog Writers Guild presents Writers Night Out

First Tuesday of the month, August 7, September 6.
Open to all writers who want to socialize with other writers. We'll begin at 7:00 with introductions and a sign-up for a five minute reading. Please, no calls nor emails. You must sign-up in person. First come, first serve. At 7:30, we'll listen to five writers reading each for five minutes. We'll then have plenty of time to visit informally, drink, make merry, and find out what's happening the local writing world. For more information on the venue, go to www.elevensmusic.com

The Elevens, Northampton, 7-9pm

Sunday Poetry IS MOVING TO The Elevens!
a monthly poetry reading and open mic event

Last Sunday of the Month! New Time 5-7pm
at The Elevens, 140 Pleasant St. Northampton
5pm -7pm
August 26 – Diana Gordon, Mary Koncel and Maya Janson

Diana Gordon, Maya Janson, and prose poet Mary Koncel will read under the

influence…their poems and others’. It’s about the pleasure principal, poems
that make them feel alive. They’re thinking about including poems by Galway
Kinnell, Sharon Olds, Russell Edson, maybe others. There will be horses.

Mary A. Koncel has published two books of prose poems, Closer to Day (Quale Press) and You Can Tell the Horse Anything (Tupelo Press). A new manuscript, The Last Blonde, is in the making. She was a past recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship for poetry, and she lives in Worthington, MA.

Maya Janson received her BA from Smith College, her MFA from Warren Wilson, and has been a recipient of an artist fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She lives in Florence, MA and is employed as a community health nurse and a lecturer in poetry at Smith College. Her debut collection, Murmur and Crush, will be published this fall by Hedgerow Books.

D M Gordon (Diana) is the prizewinning author of Fourth World (Adastra Press,) and Nightly at the Institute of the Possible (Hedgerow Books,) which has recently been listed at "Must Read" by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. She is also an MCC Artist Fellow, and organizes a walk-in, weekly, Monday night open forum on contemporary poetry for Forbes Library.

September 30 - Patrick Donnelly and Peter Covino
Email lori@thepoetrynews.com

Hedgerow Poets In Late August

Two Unique Opportunity to Hear Hedgerow Poets During the Last Week in August

* Annie Boutelle and Caravaggio at The Amherst Cinema

* Diana Gordon and Maya Janson, with Mary Koncel, reading under the influence at the Elevens.

On August 26th, at 5 PM, Maya Janson (upcoming with Murmur and Crush,) and Diana Gordon (Nightly, At the Institute of the Possible,) will read with prose poet Mary Koncel, under the influence at The Elevens Bar. They will read their poems, and poets who've influenced them, Kinnell, Olds, Edson. There will be horses. This is the new incarnation of Sunday afternoons at Essalon, in a new venue and under new management with Lori Derosier.

On August 28th, Annie Boutelle will read from her new collection, This Caravaggio, in conjunction with the showing of Moretti and Monteverdi's Caravaggio, 7 PM at The Amherst Cinema.

The New England Poetry Brothel

a sultry evening of discreet poetry and performance

Sunday August 26th

starting at 7pm, until the drinks run out

HINGE 48 Main St. Northampton MA

What is this tomfoolery, you ask?

"The Poetry Brothel, a unique and immersive poetry experience, takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Poetry Brothel presents poets as high courtesans who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on couches, chaise lounges and in private rooms. Central to this experience is the creation of character, which for poet and audience functions as disguise and as freeing device, enabling The Poetry Brothel to be a place of uninhibited creative expression in which the poets and clients can be themselves in private. The Poetry Brothel also explores and responds to the tendency of poets to undervalue themselves inside the creative marketplace by providing a seductive and intimate means of confirming for writers and audience alike the literal monetary value of such work."

Please consider helping us make this a night of poetic decadence, for chances to contribute and outstanding perks visit our fundraising page: indiegogo.com/nohopoetrybrothel "

Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS) presents:
"Poetry Conversation"

Jones Library, 43 Amity Street, Amherst, MA;
in the Amherst Room, 2nd floor
1st Friday of each month — 2pm - 3:30pm
2nd Thursday of each month — 5:45pm - 7:15pm
All who are interested in sharing thoughts and ideas in a group
discussion based on selected poems/letter by Emily Dickinson are welcome.
Facilitator: Lois Kackley, life-long student/reader of Emily Dickinson,
and Co-chair of EDIS Local Chapters Committee.

Workshop: You Are Here: Writing About Place

FREE exploration evening September 8; series runs 6-8pm Saturdays September 15, 22, & 29

the art bar café at The Massage School, 1 Northampton Street (on the circle), Easthampton

$65/series, $25 drop in

Workshop leader: Kathryn Petruccelli

To pre-register: 413-588-8690, montereybound@gmail.com

In this dynamic, generative writing workshop series, we will examine how where we are, where we've been, and where we wish we could be all inform what gets on the page. We will investigate how we gain a sense of belonging and how that ties to our physical surroundings. We will try to notice what's become second nature to us and turn it into words.

Haiku Group Invites New Members
The Haiku Poets’ Society of Western Massachusetts,
now entering its 20th anniversary year, is opening its
doors to new members. The group meets from 1 to 3 pm
on the second Saturday of every month at the Senior Center,
Middle Street in Hadley. Contact Patricia for more info
@ 413-525-6766 , or pmharvey@charter.net

Poetry at The Yellow House, Palmer, MA

This poetry workshop is for anyone who would like to get inspired, energized and creative in writing poetry. Workshop coordinator, Maureen Solomon, will lead participants in a wide variety of poem-inspiring exercises. Each evening will also include sharing poems we've written - just for positive feedback - and revising techniques for making our poems even better.
Instructor: Maureen Solomon

Date: Session 1: Thursdays, September 20, 27, October 4 & 11, 4 classes, 6-8pm

Session 2: Date: Thursdays, November 1, 8, 15, and 29, 2012, 4 classes, 6-8pm

Fee for each session: Members: $80.00 Non-members: $95.00
http://www.yellowhouseccl.com
The Yellow House is a non-profit community center for learning, located in Palmer, MA.

FLORENCE POETS SOCIETY
The next business/sharing meeting is Thursday, September 13, 2012 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

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 florencepoets@comcast.net or check out our new web page at http://www.florencepoetssociety.net

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: tommytwilite@gmail.com or: FPOETS@localnet.com or visit: http://www.florencepoetssociety.org/

POETRY A LA CARTE RADIO SHOW
on WMUA-Amherst 91.1 FM
Mondays from 5:30 to 6:00pm
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 pmonize@hcc.mass.edu

GREENFIELD, SHELBURNE FALLS AND NORTH

Watershed Poets:
Exploring obsessions along the Connecticut River
At The Great Falls Discovery Center
2 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376 (413) 863-3221
www.greatfallsma.org
· FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 6 – 7 p.m.
Join us and take another look at the natural world around you. Watershed Poets explores the plants and animals of the Connecticut River watershed as seen through the eyes of local poets. We will investigate birds, wildflowers, trees, the poetry of field guides, and the wonders of the watershed. Enjoy a lively discussion of poems by poets such as Emily Dickinson of Amherst, Frederick Goddard Tuckerman of Greenfield, Wallace Stevens of Hartford, and more!

Presentation by DCR Park Interpreter Janel Nockleby, MFA in Poetry, UMASS, Amherst.

3rd Annual Greenfield Eclective Reading & Small Press Fair
Saturday, September 8, 2pm - 9pm

The premier event for cultural omnivores in western Massatucky! A day long celebration of eclectic music, theatre, art, literature, and small presses (not necessarily in that order).

Music includes: Fiesta Brava, Frost Heaves, Rebel Base, The Eclective Trio (viola, flute, clarinet), Mystics Anonymous, and a Bob Dylan song circle (local songwriters play their favorite Dylan songs, including Chris Scanlon, Michael Metivier, Steve Koziol, Carrie Ferguson, Daniel Hales) Theatre includes: one acts by the New Renaissance Players

Readers include: Emily Arsenault, Ingrid Steblea, Neil Serven,
Christopher Janke, Janet MacFadyen, Jessamyn Smyth, Gerald Yelle, Ellen LaFleche
Small Presses Include: Naugatuck River Review, Slate Roof Press, Setebos Press...
The event is free, thanks to a Greenfield Local Cultural Council Grant. Curated by DJ Selah.

Collected Poets Series presents
Collected Poets is taking a break and will be back in October with more excellent poetry.
1st Thursday of the month (except August & September)
Mocha Maya's, Shelburne Falls, 7pm

Northfield Open Mic
You are invited to an evening of poetry at Northfield Coffee and Books.
Northfield Coffee and Books is at 105 Main St., Northfield, MA.
The series will take place on the third Thursday of every month, and is
by Bernardston poet and track & field coach Jim Bell. Arrive a little early to sign up.

Greenfield Word Always the Third TuesdayNo GW in August - it's Paul's mom's 90th birthday!
9 Mill St
Doors open at 7:00 and the first reader is at 7:30.
There are 10 - 5 minutes open mic slots
Two featured readers.
$1 to $5 sliding scale donation
Also at the end of the month (last Monday)

North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival Word Stage

Saturday September 29th and Sunday September 30th

This is a great festival, rain or shine, 10,000 visitors over the two day

Human Error Publishing is presenting a Word Stage

Here is the link to sign up, these will be 12 minute slots max

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHlHUkl3dWRsRWZodG5fc1VFdWpXYmc6MQ

Even if you have emailed me saying you wanted to get involved, please fill out he registration form, it will be easier for me to organize the time slots, Thanks

GAWF - Greenfield Annual Word Festival

Friday October 12th, Saturday October 13th

This year the festival will be two days

Here is the link to sign up, these will be 12 minute slots max

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDVJcW9TZHA0aGd6LU1LcklYVG5mSlE6MQ

Even if you have emailed me saying you wanted to get involved, please fill out he registration form, it will be easier for me to organize the time slots, Thanks

If you have any questions on either of these festivals, just email or give a call

The deadline on each of these is soon, in order to be in program books and listed on websites, so do it now!

All Small Caps at the Deja Brew in Wendell
Doors open at 7:00 and the first reader is at 7:30.
There are 10 - 5 minutes open mic slots
Two featured readers
$1 to $5 sliding scale donation
For anyone interested in being a featured reader
Contact paul@humanerrorpublishing.com

ARMS LIBRARY READING
Third Friday Prose and Poetry Readings. 7 p.m. at The Arms Library,
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.

WORD IN THE BERKSHIRES

Writers Read

A new series of Poets and Writers reading their works

at the Starving Artist Café/Good Purpose Gallery

40 Main Street

Lee, Massachusetts 01238

413-394-5045

Poet Gary Metras and Fiction writer Susan Dworkin

will kick off the reading series on Friday, August 24th at 5:30.

Coordinator of series: David Giannini, poet and writer

davidg@bcn.net

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.
Jerry's Poetry and Music program is on community television and
is also available to watch online at http://www.pittsfieldtv.org

OUTSPOKEN!
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 mcfaddensrus@yahoo.com
- 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 AREA

Poetry, People!
Every Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (sometimes later)
@ The Coffee Loft
406 Lincoln Street
Marlborough, MA
508.251.1431
Poetry, verse, and short stories are are welcome at this very friendly, informal open reading. Now booking for features to start in March. Please contact Jarad at CoffeeLoftBooking@gmail.com for more info or to become a featured poet.

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 themadcowboy@gmail.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, August 19: Join us this Sunday as we have our usual stellar open mic, as well as welcome Stevie Edwards as she tours this area, toting her new book out on Write Bloody, Good Grief. Stevie is a New Yorker by way of Illinois by way of Michigan and has been published All Over the Place – she’s got some new and exciting work to share and we can’t wait to have her.

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,

CONNECTICUT POETRY
Since CT has a wonderful and comprehensive newsletter online, I have decided to cut the CT Poetry section from Poetry News and only post special events that might be of interest to MA poets. Write to Terri Klein at ctpoetnews@yahoo.com to get the CT Poet newsletter in your email, or the CT Poetry Calendar is online at http://poetz.com/connecticut

Chivas Sandage Book Release Reading
Saturday, August 25, 7-9 pm, 46 Gildersleeve Ave., Collinsville, CT:

book launch of Hidden Drive, from Antrim House books, and signing. Refreshments served. The reading will be at a private home but open to the public.

“In Hidden Drive, Chivas Sandage presents an atlas of relationship—her troubled Vietnam War photographer father, grandmother, daughter, a marriage that ends—in a voice both lyrically keen and so deeply philosophical her poems stand as a needed corrective to the poetry of confessionalism. Sandage looks at loss, at woundedness, as a site where knowledge happens and art is made, ‘a space / abundance surrounds.’ The wisdom of Chivas Sandage’s poems—their true knowledge of the heart—gives us not just beauty but our own

lives back, transfigured.” – Suzanne Paola


BOSTON/CAPE COD POETRY

Calliope Summer Reading and Fundraiser
Sunday, August 19th, 3 to 5 PM, The Falmouth Art Center,

137 Gifford Street, Falmouth, MA 02540

Jorie Graham is the author of numerous collections of poetry, most recently P L A C E (Ecco, May 2012) and Sea Change (Ecco, 2008). She won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The Dream of the Unified Filed: Selected Poems (1974 – 1994), and has edited two anthologies, Earth Took of Earth: 100 Great Poems of the English Language and The Best American Poetry 1990. She is a recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship and has served as a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets from 1997 to 2003. Jorie currently is the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric at Harvard University.

Opening Reader, Lauren Wolk is an artist, poet and novelist. Her poems have appeared in roger, Nimrod, PrimeTime, Cape Women, A Place of Her Own, and elsewhere. Her first novel, Those Who Favor Fire was published by Random House (1999), and her second, Forgiving Billy, won the Hackney Award and was twice nominated for the Pushcart Editor’s Book Award. Lauren is currently at work on her third novel and a collection of poems and is currently the Associate Director of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.

Music: Chapoquoit Cello Quartet (Emily Faris, Sofia Gabriell, Kaylee Lino, Kurran Singh)

A book signing reception follows the Readings. A suggested donation of $20, at the door.

(Donations fund Calliope’s poets’ stipend for its regular season and its craft workshops.)

No tickets or reservations required. Please RSVP, however, to calliopepoetryreadings@verizon.net or (508) 566-1090

The Brockton Poetry Series has a new home!

We will be moving from the Brockton Public Library to the Fuller Craft Museum this month, July 2012.

The Fuller Craft Museum

455 Oak At.

Brockton, MA 02301

508-588-6000 fullercraft.org
The same dates: third Saturday each month

the same times: Poetry workshop at 12:00

Open mic 2:15

Our feature poets 3:00

We will also have a new website up and running mid-month. artsbrockton.org

The Fuller Craft Museum, in Northwest Brockton, has invited us to hold our monthly poetry readings in their beautiful facilities. The Fuller is a highly regarded, internationally known museum with a lovely reflection pool, kitchen, and of course, interesting monthly craft/art shows. (fullercraft.org)

Giannini Braschi at MLA Conference
The 2013 Modern Language Association Convention in Boston will present one of the most revolutionary Latin American poets today -- Giannina Braschi. She is the author of the postmodern poetry trilogy EMPIRE OF DREAMS, the Spanglish novel YO-YO BOING!, and the UNITED STATES OF BANANA, a new cutting edge work of poetry, fiction, and dramatic dialogues on the subject of post-911 American culture. The reading will take place on Saturday, January 5th at the Modern Language Association Convention, Hynes, Sheraton Hotel, Boston.

For more on the poet, click here:

http://gianninabraschi.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/modern-language-association-2013-united-states-of-banana-4/

Cantab Lounge
Every Wednesday Night at 8, Featured Poet, Poetry Slam!
738 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA
Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the
feature performs at approximately 10:00. When indicated (most nights),
an open poetry slam follows the feature. The show is 18+ (ID required)
and the cover charge is $3 unless otherwise noted.

NEW ENGLAND POETRY CLUB SUMMER READINGS presented with the Friends of Longfellow and the Longfellow National Site 105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, FREE and open to the public For the full NEPC schedule, please see: http://www.nepoetryclub.org/events.htm

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
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

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:
http://home.comcast.net/~bmhellman

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

OPEN BARK
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
NFO: kentthompson@comcast.net

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

NH/VT POETRY

For a VT poetry events calendar go to: http://www.phayvanh.com/

For info on Brattleboro poetry and Write Action visit their website - www.writeaction.org

Poetry readings at the Putney Library
55 Main Street, Putney VT (802) 387-4407

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