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Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

"You Come Too" A Robert Frost Poetry Reading

Join the Dartmouth Department of English & Creative Writing and the Crossroads Academy 7th grade class in celebration of Robert Frost's birthday for "You Come Too": A Robert Frost Reading. Bring a favorite Frost poem to read aloud, or come to listen and enjoy!

Guests are welcome to share:

  • poems from memory

  • poems from printed texts

  • poetry in translation (as many languages as we can!)

  • poems turned to song

  • anecdotes

  • "show and tell" with artifacts

This event is free and open to the public, and celebratory refreshments will be provided.

This event will be held in the Sanborn Library on the Dartmouth College campus.

Contact: The Leslie Center for the Humanities

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Lampshade Poets

The Upper Valley’s Lampshade Poets invite their members and other interested poets to the first of what they hope will be monthly readings at Café Renee. Each poet will read for approximately 3 to 5 minutes. If we have extra time after everyone has taken a turn, we’ll read more poems!

Café Renee will offer sandwiches, soup, and beverages, including wine and beer—plus a cheese and crackers platter with grapes for sale during the reading.

Contact: For more information or to sign up to read, email Dave Celone.

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Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Pop-Up Poetry in the Gallery

Join the Upper Valley Poets Circle and poets from throughout the Upper Valley for a reading and open mic in celebration of National Poetry Month in the galleries of AVA Gallery and Art Center.

The Upper Valley Poets Circle is a tightly knit group of diverse poets who have been meeting twice a month since the summer of 2014 at the Lebanon Library to share their work and receive feedback in a supportive atmosphere. Members include Inga Potter, Phil Keller, Hal Coughlin, Rebecca Cross, Frank Gould, Deborah Mashibini-Prior, and Ethel Paquin.

The April event will feature a reading by members of the Upper Valley Poet's Circle followed by an open mic. The event is free and the public is invited!

Contact: AVA Gallery and Art Center

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Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Neil Shepard, Tamra Higgins, Mary Jane Dickerson (AMP Nights)

Artist – Clare Dolan, Museum of Everyday Life

Musician – Lou Weller & Guest, Musical saw

Poets – Sundog Poetry Center, Neil Shepard, Tamra Higgins & Mary Jane Dickerson

Contact: River Arts

During each of these dynamic evenings, an Artist, Musician and Poet will share their work through a short series of back to back presentations and performances. Informal discussion with audience and artist afterward. Snacks and drinks available. Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door.

Doors open at 5:30pm.

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Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Mountainview MFA Showcase

Please join us for a showcase featuring faculty, alumni, and current students of the Mountainview MFA in Creative Writing at SNHU. Hosted by Adam Wilson, this event will feature short readings by:

  • Richard Adams Carey

  • Michael Hendery

  • Margaret McNellis

  • Phil Lemos

  • Rane Hall

  • Kaylyn Ryan

  • Kellsey Metzger

  • Shawna Ingram Perrin

  • Colleen McCarthy

  • Todd Richardson

Contact: Bookery Manchester

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Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Healing the Divide Group Reading (PoemCity)

PoemCity 2019 is celebrating the launch of Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection with a group reading from the anthology (edited by poet James Crews). The reading features:

  • James Crews

  • Mary Elder-Jacobson

  • Megan Buchanan

  • Alison Prine

  • Patricia Fontaine

  • Laura Foley

  • Carol Cone

Contact: Bear Pond Books

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Apr
20
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry Society of Vermont

Join members of the Poetry Society of Vermont for the seventh annual PSOV Poetry Reading at Phoenix Books Burlington!

Founded in 1947, PSOV is an association of poets and supporters who join in promoting an interest in poetry through meetings, workshops, readings, contests, and contributions to the society's chapbook, The Mountain Troubadour.

Contact: Phoenix Books Burlington

ADMISSION: This event is free and open to all.

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Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Poets for Migrant Justice (PoemCity)

As part of PoemCity 2019, poets will read original work that touches on issues relating to border culture, migration, and social justice; a representative from Migrant Justice, a non-profit organizing for economic justice and human rights in Burlington, Vermont, will give a talk and introduction.

The reading, titled “In Defense of Butterflies: Poets for Migrant Justice,” features the following poets:

Nico Amador: Flower Wars

Cynthia Dewi Oka: Salvage

Natalie Scenters-Zapico: Lima: Limon

Cost: Suggested donation at the door, with all proceeds benefiting Migrant Justice.

Contact: Bear Pond Books

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Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Sydney Lea and Chard deNiord and special guests

Sydney Lea: Growing Old in Poetry

Chard deNiord: I Would Lie To You If I Could

Contact: The Norwich Bookstore

Please join us for poetry readings from the revised second edition of Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry with the editors Sydney Lea and Chard deNiord, along with several local contributors.

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

PoemTown Grand Finale with Patridge Boswell, Peter Money, and Nat Williams (PoemTown Randolph)

  • Chandler Center for the Arts, Esther Mesh Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Los Lorcas — In the spirit of Federico Garcia Lorca — poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, will fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up!

Contact: PoemTown Randolph

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Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Annual Poets Corner

Eight featured readers from the group that started it all, the first part of the evening will showcase a year’s worth of poetic works. Each reader has brought poetry that they have worked diligently on with the group, with the vision of offering quality art to the public. There will be a 20-30 minute intermission, where you may purchase chapbooks from the featured readers, to be followed by an open mic in the second part of the evening.

Contact: Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program

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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Tony Whedon (AMP nights)

Thursday, May 2, 6-8pm, at The Farm Store, Jeffersonville

Artist – Karen Henderson, Fiber Artist

Musician -Pojazz

Poet-Tony Whedon

Contact: River Arts

During each of these dynamic evenings, an Artist, Musician and Poet will share their work through a short series of back to back presentations and performances. Informal discussion with audience and artist afterward. Snacks and drinks available. Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door.

Doors open at 5:30pm.

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May
3
to May 5

Booktopia 2019

Join Northshire Bookstore for Booktopia 2019, where authors and readers meet. Booktopia features author events, presentations, book signings, meet and greets, and a celebratory dinner. Booktopia is all about the attendees meeting authors and discussing their work. Each year seven or more authors are invited to participate. Authors and guests find Booktopia special because attendees are avid readers who have often read the titles being discussed—so the conversation is rich and insightful.

2019 Booktopia authors and presenters:

Cost: $175. One ticket entitles you to all Booktopia 2019 sessions and activities taking place May 3 to May 4. You will also receive a $50 gift certificate to our store when you check in. Buy your tickets online.

Contact: Northshire Bookstore - Manchester Center

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Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Alexandra de Steiguer

Alexandra de Steiguer: Small Island, Big Picture: Winters of Solitude Teach an Artist to See

This event takes place in the third-floor Shaw Research Library.

Cost: Free for members; $10 for non-members

Reservations: Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call (603) 431-2538 ext 2 to reserve your seat.

Contact: Portsmouth Athenaeum

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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
12
8:00 PM20:00

Madeline Kunin (PoemCity)

Madeline Kunin: Coming of Age

Contact: PoemCity

Kunin will read poems from her memoir as well as new work slated for publication next year. She will be accompanied by Alana Rancourt Phinney, a local dance artist, who will accent the evening with movement. Together they will present a unique duet of poetry and dance.

The Kick Off Event to PoemCity 2019!

Free and open to the public.

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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.

RSVP: Please let us know you’re coming by sending a message to info@butcherandpantry.com.

Contact: Literary North

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Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Lunation Book Release

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Book Release of Lunation: A Good Fat Anthology of 114 Women Poets. Lunation is an epic gathering of women poets from the seacoast and beyond in one fierce and fiery publication six months in the making and culminating with a free and open to the public book release.

Along with readings of poems from the book by the poets who wrote them, amazing local band River Sister will be there as well as our incredible sponsor Feminist Oasis as part of the celebration. Books are free for the poets in the book and on sale to the public for 10 dollars.

Contact: Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program

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