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May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Janet Pocorobba

Janet Pocorobba: The Fourth String

Contact: The Galaxy Bookshop

Janet Pocorobba, author of The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sense and Me will be at The Galaxy Bookshop to read from her book, answer questions, and share the music of the three-string shamisen, an ancient and difficult to master Japanese instrument.

Free and open to the public.

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Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

PoemTown Grand Finale with Partridge 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
18
6:30 PM18:30

Pamela Sneed

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Hall Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Student Leadership Committee is pleased to present Pamela Sneed as part of their series, “Something About Being Loud and Gay.”

Sneed will give a spoken word performance, talk about her process and herself then open the floor for a Q&A.

This event is free, open to the public. Please note this event may not be appropriate for children.

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Whitman Aloud: "Song of Myself" (PoemCity)

The entirety of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” read aloud in three acts by Bill Drislane, with Kerrin McCadden, George Longenecker, Rajnii Eddins, Meg Reynolds, Lisa Buckton, Mary Elder Jacobsen, Duncan Campbell and guests. Audience members will enjoy café seating at Lost Nation Theater with refreshments by donation.

Contact: Kellogg-Hubbard Library

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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
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.

This event includes adult subject matter and may not be suitable for children ages 12 and under.

Contact: Keene State College

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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
7
6:00 PM18:00

LN (AMP Nights)

Artist – Matt Neckers, Visual Artist

Musician – Vermont Fiddle Orchestra

Poet – Jeffersonville poet, LN

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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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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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