Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Boston National Poetry Month Festival 2016

The 2016 Boston National Poetry Month Festival is now a Thursday to Sunday Event, with Music, Poetry, national, local and emerging poets. Check the link to view their website. It all takes place at the Boston Public Library and/or near Copley!

On Saturday I'll read with five established poets, but will be there for hours---say hi:
 Chris Warner, Timothy Gager,Carol Weston, Carolyn Gregory,
    and  CD Collins (including music)

Here's the full Saturday Line-up

10:00  Harris Gardner, Co-Founding Director
           Announce the Festival’s 2nd Annual High School Slam winners
           Sign-up begins for 10:45 “Open Mic”

10:05 Sam Cornish, former Poet Laureate of Boston
10:15 Jan Schreiber, current Poet Laureate of Brookline
10:25 Denise Provost, Representative
10:35 Dean Shaban (Emerson College student) and
          Alyssa Rubin (Northeastern University student)

10:45 OPEN MIC (12 poets) Hosted by Chad Parenteau, Stone Soup Poetry Series

11:15 Lucy Holstedt & Kirk Etherton (poetry and music)

11:30 10 established POETS
            Mary Buchinger Bodwell, Wendy Drexler, Sheila Twyman,
            J.D. Scrimgeour, Robert Johnson, Ryk McIntyre, Tom Laughlin,
            Molly Bennet, Martha Boss, Susan LaFortune

10:00  Welcome to Saturday events: Harris Gardner, Co-Founding Director
           Announce the Festival’s 2nd Annual High School Slam winners
           Sign-up begins for 10:45 “Open Mic”

10:05 Sam Cornish, former Poet Laureate of Boston
10:15 Jan Schreiber, current Poet Laureate of Brookline
10:25 Denise Provost, Representative
10:35 Dean Shaban (Emerson College student) and
          Alyssa Rubin (Northeastern University student)

10:45 OPEN MIC (12 poets) Hosted by Chad Parenteau, Stone Soup Poetry Series

11:15 Lucy Holstedt & Kirk Etherton (poetry and music)

11:30 10 established POETS
            Mary Buchinger Bodwell, Wendy Drexler, Sheila Twyman,
            J.D. Scrimgeour, Robert Johnson, Ryk McIntyre, Tom Laughlin,
            Molly Bennet, Martha Boss, Susan LaFortune

12:50 Kate Finnegan, Executive Director, Kaji Aso Studio

1:00 Dan and Molly Lynn Watt: "Songs & Letters of the Spanish Civil War"     
             
1:15 8 established POETS
             Kathy Aguero, Rene Schwiesow, Richard Wollman. Philip E. Burnham Jr.
            Tomas O’Leary, Richard Fein, Dennis Daly   

2:15 “Craft & Publishing” panel, hosted by Kirk Etherton:
            Gloria Mindock, Cervena Barva Press;
            Ralph Pennel, The Midway Journal;
            Zvi A. Sesling, Muddy River Poetry Review

2:55 Break, with live music

3:00 Richard Hoffman, Senior Writer in Residence, Emerson College

3:15 Valerie Lawson & Michael Brown (poetry and music)

3:30 5 established POETS
           Chris Warner, Timothy Gager,Carol Weston, Carolyn Gregory,
           CD Collins (including music)

4:15 Lloyd Schwartz, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Critic
           
4:30 Closing words
5:00 Library Closes (all participants and audience exit by 4:45)

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