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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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Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

The Telling Project

  • Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Follow local military veterans and family members on a journey as they shape their experiences into a powerful stage performance with the help of The Telling Project , a national performing arts nonprofit that uses theater and storytelling as a tool to deepen civilian understanding of the military experience. Since 2008, The Telling Project has produced over 57 original performances in 21 states in which veterans and military family members stage their stories of military life for the communities, bridging the civilian/military gap.

This event will be held at the Redfern Arts Center.

Contact: Keene State College

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Dec
15
9:00 PM21:00

Rumi Poetry and Ecstatic Dancing

  • Springfield Unitarian Universalist Meeting House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You’re invited to learn more about the poet Rumi and to join in celebrating his life and legacy. Around the world, lovers of Rumi gather in mid-December in honor of his urs, the day of his death, December 17, 1273.

There will be live music, zikr, poetry and maybe even some whirling! The evening will be led by Shams and Walia Guillow and Rev. Mellen Kennedy. The evening will include the Dances of Universal Peace, simple, joyous dances which embrace the wisdom of the world’s religions and focus on peace and community.

This event will be held at the Springfield Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Springfield, Vermont.

Contact: Worth Knowing

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Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Sabrina Benaim, Clementine Von Radics

Sabrina Benaim is a writer, performance and teaching artist, whose home base is Toronto. She was a member of the Canadian championship-winning 2014 Toronto Poetry Slam team, and in 2015, she represented Toronto at the Women Of The World Poetry Slam. She is currently the coach of the 2016 TPS team. Sabrina has written poems for ESPNW and The Government of Canada. With support from poet Clementine Von Radics this should be quite an event! Come early to grab a seat. And a drink. And a book. And something to eat.

Cost: $20 cover

Contact: Portsmouth Book and Bar

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Oct
2
5:00 PM17:00

Amal Kassir

  • Colby Sawyer College, Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Cultural Events Committee presents spoken word poet Amal Kassir. Born to a German-Iowan mother and Syrian father, Kassir’s art reflects her experience as a young Muslim woman. She is also an activist, having conducted workshops and given lectures in venues ranging from orphanages and refuge camps to universities and churches.

This event will be held in Wheeler Hall on the Colby-Sawyer campus.

Contact: Colby Sawyer College. For more information, contact Connor Delaney at connor.delaney@colby-sawyer.edu or (603) 526-3741.

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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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Aug
27
7:15 PM19:15

Liz Mariani (Lit Club at the Light Club)

LIT CLUB! Prepare yourself for the powerful Liz Mariani as she hits the Lit Club stage! This wondrous wild poet is an exemplar artist and social advocate. Don't miss out on what promises to be a fiery, fantastic performance.

Liz Mariani is a queer poet and teaching artist based in Vermont. Mariani’s poems have been published in The Buffalo News, Two Serious Ladies, PoemTown Randolph, Great Lakes Review, After The Pause, The Seneca Nation of Indians Newsletter and Advaitam Speaks. Performances have taken place in Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY, Portland, Oregon and Bowen Island, British Columbia. Mariani’s latest workshop, The Summer Heat is happening now at Fletcher Free Library. Mariani's performance style is sensual, paced, strategic, powerful and rife with imagery.

Contact: Light Club Lamp Shop

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Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Art Seed at Marble House Project: Open House

Join us for an afternoon community event from the Session Two Artists in Residence, featuring performances, readings, and open studios. Performances begin promptly at 2:00 p. Open studios to follow.

Presenters:

  • Zaina Alsous (poetry)
  • Erica Berry (non-fiction)
  • Maya Erdelyi (film/video)
  • Michael Harrison (music composition)
  • Benjamin Heller (visual arts)
  • Francisco Vasquez Murillo (visual arts)
  • Paul Singh (dance/choreography)

This event is free to the public. Please park up by the barn.

Contact: Marble House Project

 

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May
11
4:00 PM16:00

Voices for Change, with Amir Sulaiman

  • Burlington City Hall, Contois Auditorium (map)
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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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May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Art Seed at Marble House Project Open House

A full day event featuring work from the session one artists in residence, including performance, open studios, and readings. Free and open to the public.

Performances begin at 12:00 pm in the barn:

  • 12:00 to 2:30 pm: Steven Snowden (music/composing), T.D. Mitchell (playwriting), Linda Rui Feng (writing), and Tamar Ettun (sculpture/performance)
  • 2:30 to 3:00 pm: Informal Q&A
  • 3:00 to 5:00 pm: Dance with Ivy Baldwin and Open studios with, BF Hall, site specific work by Alika Cooper and Tracey Goodman

These times are approximate. Each performance/talk will last approximately 25 minutes and there will be short breaks in between. Please feel free to come at any time during the afternoon.  We look forward to seeing you there! 

Contact: Marble House Project

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May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Citrus

  • Hopkins Center for the Arts, Warner Bentley Theater (map)
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Citrus is an original choreopoem (a performance piece, in the style of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf) that follows the struggles and resilience of black women in America from the mid- nineteenth century to the present day.

Performances on May 4 and May 5 at 8:00 pm, and on May 6 at 2.00 pm. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Hopkins Center for the Arts

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Tina Escaja (AMP Nights)

Tina Escaja: Manual Destructivista

Tina will be joined by artist Sean Williams and musicians Nomad's Land. There will be light refreshments and cider. This is a part of AMP Nights put on by River Arts. The event will take place at Lanpher Memorial Library in Hyde Park.

Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Cost: Suggested donation is $10 at the door.

Contact: River Arts

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Apr
14
5:30 PM17:30

The New Hampshire Beat Festival

An array of amazing artists will be on hand for an event that will be as entertaining as it is enlightening all backed the masters of improvisational music The Beat Night Band

The Festival is a culmination of projects, poets, performers and artists that Portsmouth poet laureate Mike Nelson has been involved with in the last year.

This festival will also be an awareness and fundraising event for the three organizations that Mike has done poetry classes with in the last year which are Safe Harbor Recovery Center in Portsmouth, The Chase Home for Children in Portsmouth and the International Institute of New England in Manchester.

Cost: $12 in advance; $15 at the door. All ages, seated.

Contact: 3S Artspace

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Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program Poetry Gala

In celebration of 20 years of building community through poetry, the Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program presents the Poetry Gala: a night of  revelry and reminiscence featuring live music, lively discussion, food and raffles. Join past Poets Laureates and fellow arts community members as we look toward the future, and ring in the new decade of community building.

Music and hors d'oeuvres start at 6:00 pm, with poetry and performances starting at 7:00.

Cost: $10 optional donations. All ages.

Reservations: Reserve your spot at the Gala by visiting the Event page

Contact: Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Los Lorcas and Friends

  • Vermont College of Fine Arts, Cafe Anna (map)
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In the spirit of Federico Garcia Lorca—gifted musician, legendary poet/playwright and ebullient performer—poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up.

This event will be held at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Cafe Anna.

This event is part of Kellogg-Hubbard Library’s PoemCity 2018, a month-long celebration of National Poetry Month.

Contact: Vermont Humanities Council

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Apr
3
8:00 PM20:00

Trigger Warning by Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue is an award-winning nationally recognized poetry duo consisting of Rachel McKibbens (2009 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion and author of the poetry collections: "Pink Elephant," "Into the Dark and Emptying Field" and "Mammoth") and Dominique Christina (two-time Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion 2012 & 2014, and author of the poetry collections: The Bones, The Breaking, The Balm and They Are All Me as well as feminist book This is Woman's Work. We represent two of the top performance poets in the world, and our national tour celebrates the wildly radical pairing of two women of color authors/teaching artists who are deliberately feral and apologize never.

This event will be held at Brace Commons, Dartmouth College.

Contact: The Leslie Center for the Humanities

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Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

A Flight of Whisk(e)y

Join the East Coast literary sensations of renegade publisher Whisk(e)y Tit as they come together for a small-batch flight of unmatched smoothness in literary complexity, triple-distilled sentencecraft, and perfectly aged live performance. Together on stage at the Vermont College of Fine Arts to celebrate the Ides of March, we offer today's pub classics and undiscovered greats of today, including samples of these fine blends:

Yarrow Paisley reading from his 2017 collection I, No Other.
Margaret Wedge in the debut outing of her gripping memoir in collage, Knickpoint.
Stefan Rak brings Adventures of Bastards and M.E., the greatest absurdist cyber-punk noir ever written, to the great cold north.
And incomparable Whisk(e)y Tit flagship author Joey Truman.

This event will be held at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Contact: Whisk(e)y Tit

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Feb
11
4:00 PM16:00

"Re:Definition" by NSangou Njikam (JAGFest 2.0)

JAGFest is a performing arts festival put on by Jarvis Green's production company, JAG Productions. The festival features new works that celebrate the talents of African-American playwrights and performing artists. Each performance features a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, directors and Dartmouth scholars.

After feeling like an outsider during the West Indian Day Parade, Glenn is determined to find his cultural roots.  When he receives the results of an African Ancestry DNA test, he feels he must now become "a for real African." But how? Soon, we follow him on an Ancestral journey has he attempts to discover what it takes to truly connect to your roots. Using Hip Hop Theatre and West African performance conventions, NSangou Njikam explores what it means to define yourself for yourself...and what self-definition actually costs. Can Glenn be a "for real African" or will he always be "just Black"?

Cost: $15 single ticket; $50 for weekend pass (access to all presentations)

Contact: JAG Productions

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Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Untitled by Korde Arrington Tuttle (JAGFest 2.0)

JAGFest is a performing arts festival put on by Jarvis Green's production company, JAG Productions. The festival features new works that celebrate the talents of African-American playwrights and performing artists. Each performance features a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, directors and Dartmouth scholars.

Korde Arrington Tuttle's currently untitled play is an ensemble-driven investigation of the relationship between space exploration and the Middle Passage, of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. Inspired by the Joint Stock Method, where work is generated by a non-hierarchically organized company, Korde and director, Stevie Walker-Webb, have organized a series of workshops. In the time between the winter workshops and the company's residency, in Vermont, the playwright has taken time to construct a story, and generate a brand new play. Korde is thrilled that JAGFest will be the very first public presentation of this new, company-based experiment.

Cost: $15 single ticket; $50 for weekend pass (access to all presentations)

Contact: JAG Productions

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Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

"The Hole" by Zhailon Levingston (JAGFest 2.0)

JAGFest is a performing arts festival put on by Jarvis Green's production company, JAG Productions. The festival features new works that celebrate the talents of African-American playwrights and performing artists. Each performance features a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, directors and Dartmouth scholars.

The Hole, by Zhailon Levingston, is a riff on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The Hole explores the relationship and personal struggles of two inmates in solitary confinement.

Cost: $15 single ticket; $50 for weekend pass (access to all presentations)

Contact: JAG Productions

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Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

"Esai's Table" by Nathan Yungerberg (JAGFest 2.0)

JAGFest is a performing arts festival put on by Jarvis Green's production company, JAG Productions. The festival features new works that celebrate the talents of African-American playwrights and performing artists. Each performance features a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, directors and Dartmouth scholars.

Esai's Table, by Nathan Yungerberg, follows the journey of three young black men on a mythical night sea journey atop a magical old table. Through artistic expression and personal revelations, we learn why they've been chosen to navigate this journey. Destiny meets eternity in this story of friendship, family, and love.

Cost: $15 single ticket; $50 for weekend pass (access to all presentations)

Contact: JAG Productions

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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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Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

The 25th Hour: The MacDowell Colony 2017 New Hampshire Benefit

6:00 pm - Reception - Featuring a Presentation from Fellow Martin Philip,  Writer and Head Bread Baker at King Arthur Flour - Savidge Library

7:00 pm - Dinner with Artists-In-Residence and Chairman of the Board, Michael Chabon
Colony Hall

8:30 pm - Performance by Fellow Aja Nisenson, Singer, Actor and Playwright - Colony Hall

Cost: Make a donation at any level

Contact: The MacDowell Colony

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Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

Orchard Pageant

On October 28th and 29th, a large-scale pageant will unfurl across the fields of Green Mountain Orchards, a hundred-year-old family farm in Putney, VT. Movement, large-scale puppetry, poetry and music will converge to explore the themes and small beauties surrounding this storied orchard.

The pageant is an investigation of place. It explores the inter-generational transitions that family farms face, the people new and migrant and old and older who have animated Putney over the years, and the enduring commitment to live alongside the land.

Contact: Green Mountain Orchards

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Oct
28
5:30 PM17:30

Orchard Pageant

On October 28th and 29th, a large-scale pageant will unfurl across the fields of Green Mountain Orchards, a hundred-year-old family farm in Putney, VT. Movement, large-scale puppetry, poetry and music will converge to explore the themes and small beauties surrounding this storied orchard.

The pageant is an investigation of place. It explores the inter-generational transitions that family farms face, the people new and migrant and old and older who have animated Putney over the years, and the enduring commitment to live alongside the land.

Contact: Green Mountain Orchards

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Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

"This Verse Business" with Gordon Clapp

Emmy Award Winner Gordon Clapp brings Robert Frost to life. Drawn directly from Robert Frost’s lectures, interviews, and letters, This Verse Business is both an illuminating portrait of the man and an entertaining distillation of one poet’s body of work and his writing methods. Gordon Clapp brings Frost to life in this captivating testament to the intrinsic value of poetry and the arts. Audiences will leave moved and inspired.

This Verse Business will be running from October 5 to October 28 at Northern Stage.

Cost: Ticket prices vary depending on day and time. Contact Northern Stage for more information and to purchase your tickets in advance.

Contact: Northern Stage

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Oct
1
11:00 AM11:00

Free Verse Festival

Come join us on the hill for a day of foliage & fun to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Free Verse Farm and kick off a season of fundraising for our new herb drying and processing space.

  • Live music by Reckless Breakfast, Ida Mae Specker & Faith Wood, Still Hill and Dave Richardson
  • Poetry performances by Taylor Mardis Katz, Hal Coughlin, Didi Jackson, Megan Buchanan, and Major Jackson
  • Local foods from NOFA Vermont pizza oven (wood-fired pizza), Caja Madera (delectable tacos), and Juel (juices & smoothies)
  • Local beers from Brocklebank Brewery & Upper Pass Brewery
  • Local hot tea from Free Verse Farm & Apothecary
  • Locally roasted coffee
  • Plus charcoal portraits, tea leaf readings by Madame M, free children's activities, & more!

Cost: Sliding-scale ticket prices begin at $10. Children 12 & under are free.

Contact: Free Verse Farm

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