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Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

Martin Luther King Celebration with Kevin Young

Please join us for the 2019 MLK Multi-Faith Celebration featuring the Dartmouth Gospel Choir directed by Walt Cunningham.

Dr. Kevin Young is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and is widely regarded as one of the leading poets of his generation. Young is also poetry editor at The New Yorker.

This event will be held at Rollins Chapel in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Contact: The Leslie Center for the Humanities

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Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

100 Thousand Poets for Change

Join 100 Poets for Change, and poets, musicians, and artists around the world in a demonstration and celebration to promote peace, sustainability and justice... and to call for serious social, environmental and political change.

Poets and musicians, come with 3 poems or 2 songs with themes of environment, human rights, animal rights, world peace, mother nature, etc. Acoustic music only.

Registration: Each reader/performer has approximately five minutes. Sign up when you arrive.

Contact: Portsmouth Book & Bar

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Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Poetry & Song

Celebrating 40 years together, the Thetford Chamber Singers present powerful literary texts with complex choral arrangements, including the work of Wendell Berry, Emily Dickinson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Walt Whitman, e.e. cummings, and others.

This event will be held at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier, in Montpelier, Vermont.

Contact: Thetford Chamber Singers

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Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Paul Doiron at the Cold River Radio Show

The Cold River Radio Show is a quintessential old-time radio show featuring exclusively New England based artists, performers, authors and storytellers. We’re selling tickets at the store and we’ll be selling books at the show for Maine author Paul Doiron, who will be talking about his new book, The Poacher’s Son.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm.

This event will be held at Theater in the Woods.

Cost: Tickets are $25 on sale at White Bird Books, or call (602) 356-200

Contact: White Birch Books

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Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

100 Thousand Poets for Change (Bennington, Vermont)

  • Unitarian Univeralist Meeting House (map)
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Since 2011, 100 Thousand Poets for Change has been an annual world-wide happening made up of readings, concerts, exhibitions and other artistic events all over the globe on a designated day.

The first order of change is for poets, writers, musicians, artists, activists to get together to create and perform, educate and demonstrate, simultaneously, with other communities around the world. This will change how we see our local community and the global community.

Our Bennington all-genre open mic means that poets, musicians, storytellers, actors, magicians, and artists of any persuasion are welcome to sign up to do their thing in the spirit of peace, justice and a more sustainable world.

The Particulars: 5-minute time limit; we’re all acoustic, no plug-ins: there will be a microphone and sound system; also an upright piano will be provided). Doors open 7:00 pm for sign-up; performances begin at 7:30 pm. Plenty of free parking on the street and in the municipal lot across the street.

Contact: 100 Thousand Poets for Change, or call (708) 606-4673

 

 

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Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

100 Thousand Poets for Change (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)

Join poets, musicians, and artists around the world in a demonstration and celebration to promote peace, sustainability and justice... and to call for serious social, environmental and political change.

Poets and musicians, come with 3 poems or 2 songs with themes of environment, human rights, animal rights, world peace, mother nature, etc. Acoustic music only.

Registration: Each reader/performer has approximately five minutes. Sign up when you arrive, or, if you have a time preference, email Julie Dickson in advance.

Contact: Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program

 

 

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Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Shaun King

  • Thetford Academy, Martha J. Rich Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Writer and civil rights activist Shaun King will give a talk in the Martha J. Rich Theater at Thetford Academy.

Shaun King is one of many voices—though an increasingly prominent voice—within the Black Lives Matter movement. By using social media to highlight, amplify, and discuss news of police brutality, racial discrimination, and other civil rights issues, King has become an indispensable source for extending crucial conversations about social justice and equality.

The event begins with music at 4:00 pm by Blue House Kings. Shaun King will speak at 5:00 pm.

Registration: There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.

Contact: Richard Anthony Risio Center for Play and Practice

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Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

Rebecca Bengal, Matt Krefting (The Thing in the Spring)

Rebecca Bengal, contributor to Vogue, The New Yorker, LA Times, and Paris Review

Matt Krefting, contributor to Wired Magazine and the Huffington Post, and a musician

Following the reading, enjoy free live music right outside the store with Diane Cluck, Sam Moss, Marysa Smith, Liv Carrow, Bright Boy, Tongue Oven, and Guilt Mountain.

Contact: Toadstool Bookshop - Peterborough

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Jun
8
12:00 PM12:00

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Kate Senecal (The Thing in the Spring)

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich: The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir

Preceding the discussion will be a Bach solo performed by a Monadnock Music musician followed by readings from Northampton writer and Storychord.com curator Kate Senecal.

Contact: The Toadstool Bookshop - Peterborough

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Apr
22
7:30 PM19:30

Poem Music

Pianist Jeffrey Chappell is joined by soprano Mary Bonhag, bassist Evan Premo, and flutist Karen Kevra in a program that celebrates poetry set to music. In addition to poetry-inspired works by Debussy, Liszt, and Handel, this concert will mark the world-premiere of a song cycle by Evan Premo set to poems by the beloved Vermont poet David Budbill, who died in 2016.

This event will be held at the Unitarian Church of Montpelier.

Contact: Capitol City Concerts

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Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

American Composer Showcase - Poems Set to Music

Join UVMC Faculty Violist Jennifer Turbes and UVMC Faculty Pianist Vicky
Nooe with guest Soprano Helen Hassinger for an evening of music by
contemporary American composers Libby Larsen, William Bolcom, Tom Cipullo
and more! With hummable melodies and English texts, this concert is great
for all lovers of music. Pieces range from the reflective to the humorous -
something for everyone!

Enjoy poems that American contemporary composers have set to music – some
funny poems by Billy Collins, some poignant poems about death (but
remarkably hopeful), Emily Dickinson poems and poems by New Hampshire Poet
Laureate Jane Kenyon. Libby Larsen’s viola sonata has a lot of jazz
elements and catchy rhythms. The program also has plenty of female poets
and composers. The way the composers set the poetry clues you in on how the
composers interpret it.

Cost: $15 adults; $5 for 18 and under. Tickets available at the door.

Contact: Upper Valley Music Center

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Sep
25
1:30 PM13:30

Rajnii Eddins (Beneath the Surface)

This is the first Beneath the Surface event hosted by the Samuel Read Hall Library this academic year. Attendees will be treated to a performance workshop on finding the courage to express yourself from the heart. Rajnii Eddins’ artistic talents will be sure to inspire your heart, body, and soul.

Hailing from Seattle Washington, Rajnii Eddins has been performing poetry and engaging diverse audiences for more than 20 years. First, as the youngest member of the African American Writers Alliance at 11 years old, then, as a polished youth performer at the Seattle Center, in bookshops, cafes, festivals, colleges and galleries. He was chosen as the first youth poet to read original works to the Seattle City Council at 17 and represented Seattle in the National Poetry Slam in '04 and '05. At 18 years of age, he published a book of poetry entitled, A Taste of RAGE, and also wrote/performed a major role in the play Uncle Tom Deconstructed at Seattle Central Community College. In addition, Rajnii created and facilitated a curriculum utilizing Hip Hop/Spoken Word to support educators in engaging disaffected youth for the Black Child Development Institute Conference, and currently serves as Founder and Executive Director for The Poetry Experience which (started in Seattle in 1998) is now hosted at the Fletcher Free Library. He is also a member of local Hip-hop powerhouse, Bless the Child. Visit their Bandcamp page -

Contact: Samuel Read Hall Library

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