Sep
14
11:30 AM11:30

5th Annual New Hampshire Poetry Festival, Henniker, NH

Join us for the 5th Annual New Hampshire Poetry Festival, an exciting event celebrating the reading and writing of poetry. The festival, taking place on Saturday, September 14, 2019, is organized by two leading New Hampshire literary organizations, The Poetry Society of New Hampshire (PSNH) and New England College MFA in Creative Writing program (NEC MFA).

BEAUTIFUL LOCATION, CONTEMPORARY POETS

Held in the scenic town of Henniker, New Hampshire, on the New England College campus, the 2019 event, taking place on Saturday, September 14, 2019, will include readings, panels, and workshops by poets from New Hampshire, across the country, and around the world.

This year, we are pleased to welcome our headline reader Ilya Kaminsky, author of the widely acclaimed Deaf Republic, and winner of prizes including Poetry magazine’s Levinson Prize and the Pushcart Prize. Our workshop leaders are Chen Chen, Patrick Donnelly, Maudelle Driskell, and Joan Houlihan.

If you need accommodations, we recommend the Colby Hill Inn (mention the Poetry Fest for a 10% discount) or Henniker House.

Ready to learn, read, share and have fun with other poetry lovers?

Questions?

Email the festival organizers at NewHampshirePoetryFestival@gmail.com

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Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

PSNH/Gibson's Bookstore 2019 Reading Series: Alexandria Peary and Jason Tandon

October 16: Alexandria Peary and Jason Tandon

2019 Reading Series brought to you by

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Gibson's Bookstore

*Readings are from 5:30 until closing time at 7:00*
*Gibson’s is located at 45 South Main Street, Concord*

 

Q&A and conversation will follow the readings. Readings are free and open to the public. Any questions? Please contact NH Poetry Society Vice President and Reading Coordinator Jimmy Pappas at jpappas235@gmail.com or 603-798-3410

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Oct
17
to Oct 20

2019 Brattleboro Literary Festival -- October 17-20, 2019

The 2019 Brattleboro Literary Festival

will take place October 17-20, 2019.

All festival events are FREE and open to the public.

There are no tickets and seating is on a first come basis.

All events take place in downtown Brattleboro.

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Oct
18
to Oct 20

Northern Woodlands Conference -- The Hulbert Outdoor Center, Fairlee, VT

SAVE THE DATE:

October 18-20, 2019

The Hulbert Outdoor Center

Fairlee, Vermont

Enjoy a fun, informal weekend with the Northern Woodlands crew at the Hulbert Outdoor Center on Lake Morey, while engaging with writers, scientists, artists, and educators. Writing workshops, natural history presentations, woods walks, and more!

Questions? Contact conference coordinator Emily Rowe at emily(at)northernwoodlands.org

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Aug
21
5:30 PM17:30

PSNH/Gibson's Bookstore 2019 Reading Series: Rhina Espaillat and Toni Treadway

July 25: Rhina Espaillat and Toni Treadway

2019 Reading Series brought to you by

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Gibson's Bookstore

*Readings are from 5:30 until closing time at 7:00*
*Gibson’s is located at 45 South Main Street, Concord*

Q&A and conversation will follow the readings. Readings are free and open to the public. Any questions? Please contact NH Poetry Society Vice President and Reading Coordinator Jimmy Pappas at jpappas235@gmail.com or 603-798-3410

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Aug
21
5:30 PM17:30

PSNH/Gibson's Bookstore 2019 Reading Series: Robert Crawford and Midge Goldberg

August 21: Robert Crawford and Midge Goldberg

2019 Reading Series brought to you by

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Gibson's Bookstore

*Readings are from 5:30 until closing time at 7:00*
*Gibson’s is located at 45 South Main Street, Concord*

Q&A and conversation will follow the readings. Readings are free and open to the public. Any questions? Please contact NH Poetry Society Vice President and Reading Coordinator Jimmy Pappas at jpappas235@gmail.com or 603-798-3410

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Aug
3
3:00 PM15:00

THIRD ANNUAL POETRY & PIE, Sweetland Farm, Norwich, VT

When: Saturday, August 3, 2019, 3:00 to 5:00 pm (doors open at 2:30)

  • Open mic: If you’d like to read, sign up at the door. Please plan on reading one original, non-epic length poem.

  • Where: Sweetland Farm, 715 Route 132, Norwich, Vermont

  • Cost: Sliding scale donation of $6 to $10, includes readings, pie (savory, sweet, with vegan and gluten-free options), a souvenir pencil (while supplies last), and a Poetry & Pie 2019 bookmark. Custom poems by Taylor are offered on a sliding sale of $10 to $25.

  • RSVP: Seating is limited. If you’re planning on coming, please let us know

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Jul
31
2:30 PM14:30

Rebecca Starks -- Phoenix Books (Burlington, VT)

Join Rebecca Starks

to celebrate the launch of

her new collection of poetry, Time is Always Now.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

7:00pm

Phoenix Books

191 Bank Street

Burlington, VT 05401

ADMISSION:  Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank. Your $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured book. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event.

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Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

James Crews Mindfulness & Writing Workshop -- Northshire Bookstore (Manchester, VT)

Mindfulness & Writing

A One-Day Workshop with Poet, James Crews

Event date:

Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Event address:

4869 Main St

Manchester Center, VT 05255

In this generative writing workshop, we'll examine connections between the practice of meditation/mindfulness and the act of writing fearlessly from the heart. Using poems and other written works as prompts, we will complete several exercises that invite us to pay closer attention to ourselves, our lives, and the world around us as we do our best to define the term, "mindfulness," and what that means for each of us. Though not required, attendees will be invited to share their work via email with each other. Beginners and all skill levels are welcome. You do not need any previous experience with mindfulness or meditation; all you need is an open mind. Email James with any questions you might have: jcrewsjr@gmail.com.

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Jul
25
5:30 PM17:30

PSNH/Gibson's Bookstore 2019 Reading Series: Jennifer Militello and Charles Simic

July 25: Jennifer Militello and Charles Simic

(This reading is on a Thursday) 

2019 Reading Series brought to you by

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Gibson's Bookstore

*Readings are from 5:30 until closing time at 7:00*
*Gibson’s is located at 45 South Main Street, Concord*

Q&A and conversation will follow the readings. Readings are free and open to the public. Any questions? Please contact NH Poetry Society Vice President and Reading Coordinator Jimmy Pappas at jpappas235@gmail.com or 603-798-3410

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Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Vijay Seshadri -- poetry reading

Join the New England College MFA Program in Creative Writing

for a poetry reading with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Vijay Seshadri.

Seshadri is serving as the 2019 NEC MFA Elizabeth Yates McGreal Writer-in-Residence.

This event will take place in the Great Room

at 98 Bridge Street in Henniker, NH

on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Cheryl Suchors -- Northshire Bookstore (Manchester, VT)

Cheryl Suchors

48 Peaks: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains

Event date:

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address:

4869 Main St

Manchester Center, VT 05255

 

At forty-eight years old, Cheryl Suchors vows to summit the highest forty-eight peaks in New Hampshire’s challenging White Mountains—and discovers, in the years that follow, that in order to feel truly successful, she will have to do much more than tick off peaks.

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Jul
7
3:00 PM15:00

Backroads Readings, Brownington Congregational Church

Back Roads Readings:

Reuben Jackson and Garret Keizer

Readings take place at the Brownington Congregational Church unless otherwise noted.  The intent of the series is to bring regional and national writers and poets to audiences in the Northeast Kingdom and Eastern Townships so people have the chance to hear authors read their work and to meet them personally. After each reading everyone is invited to a reception and book signing at the Samuel Read Hall House to share refreshments and conversation with the writers.

All readings begin at 3 o’clock and are followed by a book signing and reception.

Future events:

Sunday, July 21 – Deborah Warren and Rachel Hadas

Sunday, August 4 – Robert Pinsky

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Justice – And Poetry – For All: A celebration of poems by new Americans
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Justice – And Poetry – For All: A celebration of poems by new Americans

Friday, June 21, 2019 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Featuring Julia Alvarez

with guests Fabiola Mujomba, Marges Anzali, Tenzin Waser, Migmar Tsering, Tina Escaja, Rajnii Eddins, Jesse Wiens, Catherine Cadden, Vera Escaja-Heiss, LN, Mary Jane Dickerson, Judith Yarnall, and more…

At North End Studios, Studio A, Burlington, Vermont

Free. Limited seating available. Registration required.

To register, email Tamra at sundogpoetry@gmail.com

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Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

PSNH/Gibson's Bookstore 2019 Reading Series: Gloria Monaghan and Jeffrey Zygmont

June 19: Gloria Monaghan and Jeffrey Zygmont

2019 Reading Series brought to you by

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Gibson's Bookstore

*Readings are from 5:30 until closing time at 7:00*
*Gibson’s is located at 45 South Main Street, Concord*

 

Q&A and conversation will follow the readings. Readings are free and open to the public. Any questions? Please contact NH Poetry Society Vice President and Reading Coordinator Jimmy Pappas at jpappas235@gmail.com or 603-798-3410

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Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

SLAM! Spoken Word Poetry -- Burlington, VT

TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016

6:30 PM
FREE! 
ALL AGES

Burlington's local poets take the stage and share in our SLAM monthly series. There will be a rotating featuring every month and host Rajnii Eddins bringing great vibes to the stage. SLAM also saves time for an open mic portion and welcomes anyone to share their work.


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Jun
8
9:30 AM09:30

Mike Urban -- Travel Writer -- Creating A Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers

Creating A Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers

Mike Urban, guest speaker

This June the event takes place on Ender's Island in Mystic. The setting is an idyllic 11 acre island in Fisher's Island Sound.

The all-inclusive event is Saturday, June 8th, from 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and includes morning refreshments and lunch. Registration is $165 per person with a $5 discount for registration prior to May 8.

To sign up to receive the complimentary Creating A Writing Life Newsletter, or to register for the Creating a Writing Life Retreat, visit www.CreatingAWritingLife.com or call (860) 536-0051.

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Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

Baron Wormser -- The Bookstore, Lenox, MA

Literary Nonfiction. Multi-genre literary master Baron Wormser’s new book: Legends of the Slow Explosion: Eleven Modern Lives is about people from the mid-twentieth century whose lives created ripple effects beyond their individuality. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Baron Wormser

Legends of the Slow Explosion:

Eleven Modern Lives

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May
22
5:30 PM17:30

PSNH/Gibson's Bookstore 2019 Reading Series: Mark DeCarteret and Anders Carlson-Wee

May 22: Mark DeCarteret and Anders Carlson-Wee

2019 Reading Series brought to you by

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Gibson's Bookstore

*Readings are from 5:30 until closing time at 7:00*
*Gibson’s is located at 45 South Main Street, Concord*

 

Q&A and conversation will follow the readings. Readings are free and open to the public. Any questions? Please contact NH Poetry Society Vice President and Reading Coordinator Jimmy Pappas at jpappas235@gmail.com or 603-798-3410

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May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Charles Fergus -- Phoenix Books (Rutland)

Charles Fergus

Make a Home for Wildlife: Creating Habitat on Your Land

Rutland

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join Charles Fergus to learn how to create habitat in your backyard. Make a Home for Wildlife helps you see your property in new ways and is the resource you need to improve the quality of your land. Focusing on the eastern US, this book describes basic habitat types, from forests to wetlands, and highlights native and introduced trees, shrubs, and plants that you can use to help wildlife make a home on your land.

Attendees will have a chance to win an autographed copy of Charles' mystery novel, A Stranger Here Below!

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May
11
1:30 PM13:30

Mangion Poetry Celebration ft. Catherine Barnett, Kittery, ME

First Congregational Church of Kittery Point
23 Pepperrell Road
Kittery Point, ME 03905
207-439-0650

Date:Saturday May 11

Cost: $15 – $20

Website: kitteryartassociation.org


Poet Catherine Barnett will be featured in the Kittery Art Association’s annual Mangion Poetry Celebration on Saturday, May 11, at the First Congregational Church in Kittery Point. The event begins at 1:30pm, with a public interview and craft talk with Ms. Barnett. The program continues in the evening with a reading, reception, and book signing beginning at 7pm. Live music will be performed by David Graf on guitar and Kent Allyn on bass. Former Portsmouth Poet Laureate Kimberly Cloutier Green will serve as the host for the afternoon and evening events.


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