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Jan
16
5:30 PM17:30

Poetry Society of New Hampshire Open Mic

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire is back! This January they will be holding a Poets In the Round open mic reading; anyone can join the circle to ask questions or make comments, or to share their poetry! Bring four or five of your favorite poems (your own compositions, or someone else's) and we'll go around reading poems, asking questions, and discussing poems. Feel free to bring copies to share!

Contact: Gibson’s Bookstore

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Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

Ralph Culver (Tea and Poetry Night)

The Stone Leaf Teahouse in the Marbleworks complex in Middlebury, Vermont is presenting an open poetry reading featuring South Burlington poet Ralph Culver (So Be It).

This is an informal and comfortable setting, and everyone is invited to bring their own work to share. The event is free, but donations or the purchase of a pot of tea are always appreciated. Hope to see you there!

Contact: Stone Leaf Teahouse

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Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

League of Vermont Writers Open Mic and Gathering

  • Shelburne Town Hall, Meeting Room 2 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join fellow writers for an informal reading and social gathering. The League’s past president, Alyssa Berthiaume, will be emceeing the evening's festivities.

Registration: If you plan to attend please email Alyssa at alyssa.berthiaume@gmail.com by Friday, September 28.  Please include your contact information and if you would be willing to bring a baked good to share. This event is free of charge.

This event will be held at Shelburne Town Hall.

Contact: League of Vermont Writers

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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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Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

Poetry & Pie II

Join Literary North for its second annual Poetry & Pie!

This year's event features:

Doors open at 2:30 pm. Readings begin at 3:00 pm. Open mic begins at 4:00 pm.

This event will be held at Sweetland Farm in Norwich, Vermont.

Cost: Sliding scale donation of $6 to $10, includes readings, beverages, pie, and souvenir pencil. Custom poems are offered on a sliding scale of $10 to $25

Registration: RSVP online

Contact: Literary North

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Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Anything Goes Slam! with Geoff Hewitt

Anything Goes Slam! with Geoff Hewitt

Participants have up to 5 minutes onstage to wow the judges, chosen at random from the audience, and take home the fabulous prizes! Adapting the tradition of Poetry Slam, where only original work gets a 3-minute hearing, this slam allows “covers” if so identified, and invites musicians and magicians, duets and choruses, and of course the single voice of every writer in the kingdom! Sign up at the door by 6:45.

Contact: Highland Center for the Arts

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May
11
4:00 PM16:00

Voices for Change, with Amir Sulaiman

  • Burlington City Hall, Contois Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come to a FREE youth conference and slam poetry celebration of identity and voice with special guest artist Amir Sulaiman, renowned Muslim slam poet. Voices for Change is presented by Young Writers Project, Muslim Girls Making Change (MGMC) & our generous sponsors!

  • Opening Artists: Muslim Girls Making Change (MGMC)
  • Youth Speak Out: Forum on Identity
  • Free Buffet Dinner
  • Writing and Performance Workshop with Amir Sulaiman (Check out this workshop on YouTube)
  • Open Mic, open to all
  • Amir Sulaiman Performance (8:00 to 9:00 pm)

Free and open to all! (Some material might not be suitable for children under 13.)

Contact: Young Writers Project

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Apr
26
6:30 PM18:30

Dede Cummings, Robert Foote, Tom Haushalter, Chard deNiord

Hartland Community Arts and the Hartland Public Library present A Celebration of Poetry, featuring Dede Cummings, Robert Foote, Tom Haushalter, and Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord.

There will be time during the program for attendees to read a short poem of their choice on the subject "Looking forward from here." Light refreshments will be served.

Contact: Hartland Public Library

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Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Poems in Performance: A Cure for Poemphobia

Geof Hewitt, Vermont’s reigning poetry slam champion, will briefly discuss the pleasures of reading aloud and hearing poems and will even more briefly address the elements of a good performance. Participants may bring a poem or receive one at this presentation to rehearse and perform.

Contact: Norman Williams Public Library

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Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Memorial Reading (Ferguson Reading Series)

The Ferguson Reading Series for May will feature YOU in our now annual Memorial Reading. We are asking people to bring a poem or two written by a mentor, friend, or poet who inspired you who is no longer with us. We'll celebrate Poetry Month by looking back at those poets we've lost, and ahead to what they've inspired in all of us. Join us for a great reading!

Contact: Water Street Bookstore

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Apr
10
6:30 PM18:30

The Moth at ArtsRiot

The Moth: Caught

"Prepare a five-minute story about finding yourself in a sticky situation. Pockets emptied to reveal contraband, the release of a hidden booby trap, all eyes in the lecture hall on you, in the wrong place at the wrong time. Tell us a tale about getting nabbed or weighing the cost of living with a guilty conscience. Can you ever really get away with it?"

Stories begin at 7:30 pm. All ages.

Cost: $10. Tickets are available one week before the show, at 3:00 pm. Purchase your tickets at themoth.org. Tickets are only available online and tickets are not available at the door. Note: Tickets to Moth events sell out very quickly, typically within 5 to 10 minutes.

Contact: ArtsRiot

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