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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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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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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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May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Charles Fergus -- Phoenix Books (Burlington)

Charles Fergus

Make a Home for Wildlife: Creating Habitat on Your Land

Burlington

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
2
6:00 PM18:00

Sundog Poetry AMP Nights 2019 at River Arts

Artists, Musicians, and Poets will share/perform/read/recite their work for you. Q & A session follows. 


Thursday, May 2 at The Farm Store Jeffersonville

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Doors open at 5:30

$10 suggested donation at the door

Artist: Karen Henderson

Musician and Poet: Tony Whedon and PoJazz

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Phoenix Books (Burlington -- Garret Keizer, The World Pushes Back: Poems

Garret Keizer

The World Pushes Back: Poems

The World Pushes Back, Garret Keizer’s first book of poetry, is the winner of the 2018 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize. 

Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 pm

Phoenix Books 191 Bank Street Burlington, VT 05401

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Julia Alvarez: White Fund Enlightenment Series, Lawrence Public Library

The White Fund’s purpose is to have a free series of interactive presentations for Lawrence area adults, youth, and children. The audience is encouraged to seek wisdom, cultural enrichment, and intellectual enhancement by attending and participating.

Julia Alvarez

April 25, 6 PM

White Fund Enlightenment Series


Lawrence Public Library

51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA

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Apr
19
2:00 PM14:00

Kristen Lindquist -- Farnsworth Art Museum

(READING) DIGGING FOR GOLD: RESPONDING TO ART THROUGH POETRY

Friday, April 19, 2019

2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM

Farnsworth Art Museum

16 Museum Street

Rockland, ME 04841

This event is part of a series of poetry readings that will take place at the Farnsworth throughout the month of April, National Poetry Month. For more information, please contact Karen Francomano at the Farnsworth or look for the event posted on the Farnsworth’s website soon!

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Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Garret Keizer Book Launch: The World Pushes Back, Bear Pond Books (Montpelier, VT)

Poetry reading, Q&A, refreshments, and book signing to celebrate the release of Garret Keizer's debut poetry collection, "The World Pushes Back," winner of the 2018 X. J. Kennedy Poetry Prize.

Free and open to the public.

You can contact Bear Pond Books at info@bearpondbooks.com  or by calling 802-229-0774

Event date: 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

7:00pm

Bear Pond Books

77 Main St

Montpelier, VT 05602

United States

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Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Sundog Poetry AMP Nights 2019 at River Arts

Artists, Musicians, and Poets will share/perform/read/recite their work for you. Q & A session follows. 

Friday, April 5 at River Arts, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30. $10 suggested donation at the door.

Artist: Clare Dolan, Museum of Everyday Life Musician: Lou Weller, steel saw player extraordinaire Poets: Sundog Poetry Center Board Members: Neil Shepard, Mary Jane Dickerson, Pamela Harrison, and Tamra J. Higgins.


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Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Gibson's Bookstore (NH) -- Eleanor Dunfey-Freiburger 

Eleanor Dunfey-Freiburger visits Gibson's Bookstore to present Counter Culture: Clams, Convents and a Circle of Global Citizens, an uplifting story of her family's origins as mill workers with 12 children to feed, starting a hospitality empire from a luncheonette and fried clam stand to what would eventually grow to be the Omni International Hotels.

Event date: 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Gibson's Bookstore

45 South Main Street

Concord, NH 03301

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Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

Phoenix Books (Burlington) -- James Kochalka, Cartoon Laureate of Vermont

Join James Kochalka for an event featuring his new young-reader book, Johnny Boo is King!

He is the first official Cartoonist Laureate of the state of Vermont, appointed in 2011.


Among his best known works are the Monkey vs Robot series, the beloved Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncherseries for children, and his magnum opus, the decade-plus span of daily diary comics known as American Elf

Saturday, March 9th at 2:00 pm

All ages are welcome to this free event.

Phoenix Books 191 Bank Street Burlington, VT 05401

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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Sundog Poetry AMP Nights 2019 at River Arts

Artists, Musicians, and Poets will share/perform/read/recite their work for you. Q & A session follows. 

Thursday, March 7 at River Arts,

6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Doors open at 5:30.

$10 suggested donation at the door. 

ArtistMatt Neckers 

Musician: members from the Vermont Fiddle Orchestra 

Poet: LN, spoken word poet extraordinaire.

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Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

An Unlikely Story -- Jerry Craft, author/illustrator of New Kid

Author-illustrator, Jerry Craft will return to An Unlikely Story to introduce his new graphic novel, NEW KID, which is already garnering starred reviews! 

Jerry Craft is an author-illustrator who has worked on numerous books for young readers. Jerry created Mama’s Boyz, an award-winning comic strip. He has won five African American Literary Awards and cofounded the Black Comic Book Festival. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and lives in Connecticut.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 1:00pm
An Unlikely Story

111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762

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Feb
9
4:00 PM16:00

The Vermont Book Shop -- A Celebration of Vermont Poetry & Poets

Saturday, February 9th

4 p.m.

The Vermont Book Shop
38 Main Street, Middlebury, Vermont
(802) 388-2061

Featuring poets from the second edition of Roads Taken, Contemporary Vermont Poetry, attendees can nibble chocolate whilst Middlebury area poets, whose work is showcased in the anthology, read selections of their work. 

Local poets who will be reading:

Dede Cummings
Chard deNiord
Karin Gottshall
Sydney Lea
Gary Margolis 
Dennis Nurkse
Julia Shipley
Bianca Stone Paige Akerson-Kiely Julia Alvarez, and Jay Parini 

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