A HUGE calendar of poetry events in and around New Hampshire was in my email this morning. I have pasted the December events here and will try to remember to post other ones as they get closer. The calendar was compiled by Poetry Society of New Hampshire President Pat Frisella and she recommends that you always call or e-mail the venue before going if it is your first time out as things move around a lot!
NOTE: I have added spaces on either side of the @ in the included email addresses. To use them you will need to cut and paste the address and remove the spaces. Sorry for the inconvenience, but it helps to prevent spammers from harvesting the addresses off this site.
12/1/06 - 7-11pm - The Bridge Café, 1117 Elm st, Manchester - Jessica Del Bazo gets tucked into the open mic (bridgepoetry @ gmail.com)
12/2/06 - 2PM - Theatre II, The MUB, UNH, Durham - An afternoon of Native American Poetry and Discussion, Native Voices, Native Homelands.” Outstanding Native American writers from New England, Canada and the Southeast will gather together to read their work and engage in dialogue, with each other and with the public audience. The discussion will be facilitated by Siobhan Senier of the University of New Hampshire, and Lisa Brooks of Harvard University. This event will be held in partnership with Gedakina, a non-profit organization focused on indigenous cultural revitalization, educational outreach, and community wellness in northern New England. Featured Authors include:
• Lee Maracle, award-winning poet, orator, and fiction writer from the Sto:loh Nation, author of
Bentbox, Sundogs, and Ravensong, and currently the Mentor for Aboriginal Students at
University of Toronto, where she also is an instructor and the Traditional Cultural Director for
the Indigenous Theatre School.
• MariJo Moore, award-winning poet, essayist, editor, and publisher of Cherokee, Irish, and
Dutch ancestry, author of Crow Quotes, Redwoman with Backward Eyes and Other Stories, and
editor of Genocide of the Mind: New Writings by Native Americans.
• Cheryl Savageau, award-winning Abenaki poet and creative writer, author of Home Country,
Muskrat Will Be Swimming, Dirt Road Home, and the newly released Mother/land.
• Doris Seale, Santee Dakota/Cree, a founding member of OYATE and co-author of the awardwinning books The Broken Flute and Through Indian Eyes.
• Marge Bruchac, award-winning Abenaki historian, storyteller, and writer, author of 1621: A
New Look at Thanksgiving and the recently acclaimed Malian’s Song.
This event is made possible with the assistance and collaboration of the Center for the Humanities at the University of New Hampshire, Harvard University, the New Hampshire Humanities Council, Honor The earth, The Tides Foundation, The Seventh Generations Fund, Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions and Gedakina, Inc. Special thanks to the Native American Cultural Association at UNH (NACA) for their support and assistance ( Mimi Winder 603 862-3753 or mwinder @ cisunix.unh.edu.)
12/3/06 - 3:00pm - Del Rossi’s Trattoria, Route 137N, Dublin - Feature: Paradise Lost, Books I “The Burning Lake” and III, “Satan Discovers Eden,” in honor of Milton’’s 398th birthday, The Milton Ensemble, donation (rodgerwriter @ verizon.net)
12/4/06 - 7PM - Yen-Ching Library, 1st Fl Common Rm - # Divinity Ave at Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA - Reading by Joan Houlihan & NEPC prize-winning poets (781-643-0029)
12/5/06 - 7:30pm - Moultonboro Public Library - Marnie Cobbs & Michael Macklin followed by open mic (476-2630)
12/6/06 - 7:00pm - Café Espresso, 738 Islington Street - PPLP Hoot with Richard Foerster & Deidre Randall followed by open mic (http://www.pplp.org/HootNight.htm)
12/7/06 - 5PM - Hesser College Library, 3 Sundial Avenue, Manchester - Walter Butts will be reading from his recently published poetry collection, Sunday Evening at the Stardust Café
12/9/06 - Johnson Auditorium, Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA - Local Authors Gathering and Book Sale. Come sign and sell your books. Free to the public, and there is no fee to sell your books. Christopher Obert (978-372-5825)
12/10/06 - 12-2PM - Tune in to WUNH 91.3fm (or use webstream to listen) - Pat Frisella with host Roland Goodbody will present a program featuring poetry and music from the Celtic countries
12/12/06 - 7PM- Cambridge Public Library, Central Sq, Cambridge, MA - reading by Pine Manor Poets & more NEPC prize winners (781-643-0029)
12/13/06 - 6:30 - 8:30 - WSCA, 106.1FM - Be part of the live studio audience. Join Writers in the Round to celebrate its 106th show with songwriters Guy Capecelatro III, Nate Laban, and poet Mark Decarteret, and radio host Deidre Randall. Studio doors will be open at 6:30pm for coffee and dessert. Donations to benefit Portsmouth Community Radio, 909 Islington Street, Portsmouth. (witr06 @ deidrerandall.com or 603-205-0552)
12/14/06 - 7 - 8:45 pm - Crackskull's, 86 Main St, Newmarket - Spoken Word Open Mic - sign up early (achaffee @ warrenmorrisltd.com)
12/20/06 - 7pm - Borders Books, Ft Eddy Road, Concord - Maren Tirabassi & Dianalee Velie followed by open mic
12/27/06 - 7PM - Café on the Corner, 478 Central Ave, Dover - Blood on the fllor Slam Team (John-Michael Albert, Matt Gallant, Ayanna Morris, Mike Nelson, Tim Veilleux) followed by open mic, and door prize drawing (John-Michael.Albert @ comcast.net)