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Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Poetry at St. Johnsbury Aethenaeum

Don’t let Poem Town in April sneak up on you! The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and Bill Biddle will offer two winter evenings of open-mic readings for poets and poetry. You don’t have to be a poet to come to this event.  Want to hear what other folks are writing, or support a poet-friend? Then come. Are you gearing up to submit poems for April Poem Town broadside publication around town? Come test response to what you’re working on. These open-mic poetry readings will enliven and motivate you, entertain you, refresh friendships, shoot some spring-like warmth into your hibernation cave.

Free and handicapped accessible.

Contact: St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

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Mar
10
5:15 PM17:15

Poetry & Pints, with Colin McKaig, Peter Money, and Ruth Antoinette Rodriguez

Literary North is proud to partner with our friends at the Brownsville Butcher & Pantry for Poetry & Pints, featuring readings by Colin McKaig, Peter Money, and Ruth Antoinette Rodriguez; fabulous food, beer, and wine; plus an open mic so we can hear YOUR original work. Chef Peter Varkonyi is creating a cozy a la carte menu for the evening. Beer, food, poetry! It’s what you need to survive the end of winter. We hope you’ll join us.

Doors open at 4:30 pm.

Cost: Admission is by sliding scale donation of $6 to $10.

Contact: Literary North

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Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Melopoeia with Rhina Espaillat, Alfred Nicol, and John Tavano (Poetry Society of New Hampshire)

Join the Poetry Society of New Hampshire as classical guitarist John Tavano joins Rhina Espaillat and Alfred Nicol in performing a melopoeia, which is poetry read to the accompaniment of music. It’s an intimate art-form that Rhina first heard in her grandmother’s home in the Dominican Republic.

An open mic accompanied by John's improvisation follows their performance.

Contact: Gibson’s Bookstore

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Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Poetry at St. Johnsbury Aethenaeum

Don’t let Poem Town in April sneak up on you! The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum and Bill Biddle will offer two winter evenings of open-mic readings for poets and poetry. You don’t have to be a poet to come to this event.  Want to hear what other folks are writing, or support a poet-friend? Then come. Are you gearing up to submit poems for April Poem Town broadside publication around town? Come test response to what you’re working on. These open-mic poetry readings will enliven and motivate you, entertain you, refresh friendships, shoot some spring-like warmth into your hibernation cave.

Free and handicapped accessible.

Contact: St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

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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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