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Saturday, December 14
 

TBA

Zvi Sesling
Readers/Speakers

Saturday December 14, 2019 TBA
Temple Isaiah
 
Friday, January 3
 

7:00pm EST

Poetry in the Parlor, curated by the New England Poetry Club
Friday, January 3, 7 pm
Poetry in the Parlor, curated by the New England Poetry Club
Kenneth Lee, Gloria Mindock, and Tontongi
The Old Manse
Concord, MA


Friday January 3, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
The Old Manse
 
Sunday, January 12
 

3:00pm EST

 
Friday, January 24
 

7:30pm EST

Freeverse! Team Slam at Mill City Speaks ft. Febo
Freeverse!
@Mill City Speaks
Wicked Loud Team Qualifier Slam
$100 in prizes

Poets 13 to 19 are eligible to compete
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Hosted by and with a spotlight feature from
ANTHONY FEBO

Friday, January 24
7:30 to 10 pm

@ Coffee & Cotton in Mill No. 5
250 Jackson Street
Lowell, MA

4th Friday of Every Month
Poetry Slam
Open Mic

Readers/Speakers
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Febo

Anthony Febo is a poet, actor, youth worker, lover and friend. He founded the adult slam poetry scene in the city that birthed and raised him, Lowell, MA. He also co founded FreeVerse! a organization that works with Lowell's youth to better understand themselves through poetry. He... Read More →


Friday January 24, 2020 7:30pm - 10:00pm EST
Coffee and Cotton
 
Friday, February 7
 

TBA

TBA

 
Saturday, February 8
 

TBA

 
Sunday, February 9
 

TBA

 
Tuesday, February 11
 

TBA

7:00pm EST

Newton Free Library Poetry Series
Joyce Wilson--- Joyce Wilson, editor of The Poetry Porch, a literary magazine on the Internet since 1997, has taught English at Boston University and Suffolk University. A chapbook of twenty poems inspired by the Fore River Bridge, The Need for a Bridge, was published with Finishing Line Press in March 2019. A full-length manuscript Take and Receive appeared with Kelsay Books in May 2019.

James Najamar --- Lives in Newton. He teaches Victorian literature at Boston College, and edits the scholarly journal Religion and the Arts. His first book of poetry, The Goat Songs. won the Vassar Miller Prize and is being published by the University of North Texas Press this April. A. E. Stallings was the judge.

Ravi Yelamanchili-- His writing has previously been published in the Ibbetson Street, Muddy River Poetry Review, The Somerville Times, Sahitya Akademi's Indian Literature, Muse India, and several other journals.

Curated by Doug Holder


Tuesday February 11, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Newton Free Library
 
Saturday, March 14
 

7:00pm EDT

LGBTQ+ Lowell Open Mic
 Come on down to the cafe for a night celebrating local LGBTQ+ talent. Whether you're an amateur or a seasoned professional we want to hear your songs, stories, and poems, see your dance routines, and laugh til our sides hurt at your stand up bits. Emcee Resi Ibañez is a Filipinx genderqueer poet, writer, and community storyteller, who believes in storytelling as a way of building community. They have been published in bklyn boihood’s Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity, LOAM magazine, and will soon be published in Blue Oak Press’s upcoming anthology They Rise Like a Wave: an Anthology of Asian American Woman Poets, as well as Loom Press’s Atlantic Currents: Connecting Cork and Lowell. More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1770488649764214/ .


Saturday March 14, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Coffee and Cotton
 
Saturday, April 11
 

7:00pm EDT

LGBTQ+ Lowell Open Mic
Come on down to the cafe for a night celebrating local LGBTQ+ talent. Whether you're an amateur or a seasoned professional we want to hear your songs, stories, and poems, see your dance routines, and laugh til our sides hurt at your stand up bits. Emcee Resi Ibañez is a Filipinx genderqueer poet, writer, and community storyteller, who believes in storytelling as a way of building community. They have been published in bklyn boihood’s Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity, LOAM magazine, and will soon be published in Blue Oak Press’s upcoming anthology They Rise Like a Wave: an Anthology of Asian American Woman Poets, as well as Loom Press’s Atlantic Currents: Connecting Cork and Lowell. More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1770488649764214/ .


Saturday April 11, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Coffee and Cotton
 
Wednesday, April 15
 

7:00pm EDT

Lynne Viti, Reading
Author of two poetry chapbooks and a forthcoming full-length poetry collection and a short fiction collection, Lynne Viti will read from her newest works, both poetry and flash fiction. Q & A and book signing to follow.
BIO:Lynne Viti, lecturer emerita in the Writing Program, Wellesley College, is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Baltimore Girls (2017), and The Glamorganshire Bible (2018), and three micro-chapbooks: Punting, (2017), Dreaming Must be Done in the Daytime (2018), and In Louisburgh, County Mayo, Thinking of Dublin (2019), from Origami Poems Project. She received Honorable Mentions in the Glimmer Train Short Fiction Contest, the WOMR/Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest, the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest, and Grey Borders Wanted Works. Her first full-length poetry collection, Dancing at Lake Montebello, will be published in November 2020 by Apprentice House Press. Her debut hort story collection, Going Too Fast, will be published in March 2020 by Finishing Line Press. She blogs at stillinschool.wordpress.com.

Readers/Speakers
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Lynne Viti

Wellesley College
I have published two two poetry collections, The Glamorganshire Bible ( 2018,) and Baltimore Girls (2017) , both from Finishing Line Press.My microchapbook, "Punting," (2017) was published by Origami Poems Project, and a second one is forthcoming in January 2019. Ten of my poems... Read More →


Wednesday April 15, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Westwood Public Library, Islington Branch
 
Thursday, April 16
 

7:00pm EDT

National Poetry Month with Martha Collins and Jason Tandon
Martha Collins is the author of Night Unto Night (Milkweed, 2018), Admit One: An American Scrapbook (Pittsburgh, 2016), Day Unto Day (Milkweed, 2014), White Papers (Pitt Poetry Series, 2012), and Blue Front (Graywolf, 2006), a book-length poem based on a lynching her father witnessed when he was five years old. Collins has also published four earlier collections of poems, three books of co-translations from the Vietnamese, and two chapbooks.


Jason Tandon is the author of four books of poetry including THE ACTUAL WORLD (Black Lawrence Press, 2019), QUALITY OF LIFE (Black Lawrence Press, 2013), GIVE OVER THE HECKLER AND EVERYONE GETS HURT (Black Lawrence Press, 2009), winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award, and WEE HOUR MARTYRDOM (sunnyoutside, 2008). His poems have appeared in many journals and magazines, including Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, AGNI Online, Barrow Street, and Esquire. Since 2008, he has taught in the Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.

Readers/Speakers
avatar for Martha Collins

Martha Collins

Martha Collins’ most recent book of poetry is Admit One: An American Scrapbook (Pittsburgh, 2016).  She has also published seven earlier volumes of poetry, including Day Unto Day (2014), White Papers (2012), and the book-length poem Blue Front (2006), as well as four collections... Read More →


Thursday April 16, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Wellesley Books
 
Thursday, April 23
 

7:00pm EDT

Lynne Viti Heather Corbally Bryant/Tavi Gonzalez/Pamela Taylor celebrate the Bard's Birthday with Poetry
Four poets read from their new works, in celebration of William Shakespeare's 456th birthday.

Lynne Viti, is the author of Baltimore Girls (2017),and The Glamorganshire Bible (2018), and three micro-chapbooks: Punting, (2017), Dreaming Must be Done in the Daytime (2018), and In Louisburgh, County Mayo, Thinking of Dublin (2019. Her debut short story collection is entitled Going Too Fast, (2020) and her full-length poetry collection, Dancing at Lake Montebello, is forthcoming in November 2020.

Heather Corbally Bryant is the author of nine poetry collections. The most recent are
Leaving Santorini (2019, and Practicing Yoga in a Former Shoe Factory (2020)

Octavio (Tavi) Gonzalez is the author of The Book of Ours (2009), from University of Notre Dame, Momotombo Press and poems in the anthology Retrato íntimo de poetas dominicanos: Antología poética de la diáspora

Pamela Taylor, a Cave Canem Fellow (2012-2014). 's chapbook is entitled My Mother’s Child,(Hyacinth Girl Press, June 2015). Her blog, www.poetsdoublelife.com, is geared toward poets with non-literary careers.

Readers/Speakers
avatar for Lynne Viti

Lynne Viti

Wellesley College
I have published two two poetry collections, The Glamorganshire Bible ( 2018,) and Baltimore Girls (2017) , both from Finishing Line Press.My microchapbook, "Punting," (2017) was published by Origami Poems Project, and a second one is forthcoming in January 2019. Ten of my poems... Read More →
avatar for Heather Corbally Bryant

Heather Corbally Bryant

Lecturer, Wellesley College
Heather Corbally Bryant teaches in the Writing Program at Wellesley College; previously she taught at Penn State University and Harvard College where she won awards for her teaching. She received her AB from Harvard and her PhD from the University of Michigan. Her first book, How... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Wellesley Books
 
Saturday, May 9
 

7:00pm EDT

LGBTQ+ Lowell Open Mic
Come on down to the cafe for a night celebrating local LGBTQ+ talent. Whether you're an amateur or a seasoned professional we want to hear your songs, stories, and poems, see your dance routines, and laugh til our sides hurt at your stand up bits. Emcee Resi Ibañez is a Filipinx genderqueer poet, writer, and community storyteller, who believes in storytelling as a way of building community. They have been published in bklyn boihood’s Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity, LOAM magazine, and will soon be published in Blue Oak Press’s upcoming anthology They Rise Like a Wave: an Anthology of Asian American Woman Poets, as well as Loom Press’s Atlantic Currents: Connecting Cork and Lowell. More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1770488649764214/ .




Saturday May 9, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Coffee and Cotton
 
Saturday, June 13
 

7:00pm EDT

LGBTQ+ Lowell Open Mic
Come on down to the cafe for a night celebrating local LGBTQ+ talent. Whether you're an amateur or a seasoned professional we want to hear your songs, stories, and poems, see your dance routines, and laugh til our sides hurt at your stand up bits. Emcee Resi Ibañez is a Filipinx genderqueer poet, writer, and community storyteller, who believes in storytelling as a way of building community. They have been published in bklyn boihood’s Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity, LOAM magazine, and will soon be published in Blue Oak Press’s upcoming anthology They Rise Like a Wave: an Anthology of Asian American Woman Poets, as well as Loom Press’s Atlantic Currents: Connecting Cork and Lowell. More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1770488649764214/ .




Saturday June 13, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Coffee and Cotton
 
Saturday, July 11
 

7:00pm EDT

LGBTQ+ Lowell Open Mic
Come on down to the cafe for a night celebrating local LGBTQ+ talent. Whether you're an amateur or a seasoned professional we want to hear your songs, stories, and poems, see your dance routines, and laugh til our sides hurt at your stand up bits. Emcee Resi Ibañez is a Filipinx genderqueer poet, writer, and community storyteller, who believes in storytelling as a way of building community. They have been published in bklyn boihood’s Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity, LOAM magazine, and will soon be published in Blue Oak Press’s upcoming anthology They Rise Like a Wave: an Anthology of Asian American Woman Poets, as well as Loom Press’s Atlantic Currents: Connecting Cork and Lowell. More info at https://www.facebook.com/events/1770488649764214/ .




Saturday July 11, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Coffee and Cotton
 
Thursday, April 15
 

9:00am EDT

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Thursday April 15, 2021 9:00am - 5:30pm EDT
333 Adams Street
 


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