News from Hollyridge Press September 2014
Write a Novel in a Month as Part
of "National Novel Writing Month"
with Ian Randall Wilson
at the UCLA Extension
I'll wanted to let you know that, for the ninth year in a row, I'll be running a session of Write a Novel
in a Month as Part of "National Novel Writing Month." Is it even possible to write a draft of a novel in a month?
Over 530,000 writers around the world in 2013 thought they'd try. Only 14% of them finished, but at UCLA Extension,
our completion rate was 86%. In fact, over the entire 8 years the class has been running, the completion rate
averages over 86%. Something must be working!
The challenge of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is to write an entire draft of a 50,000-word novel
over the 30 days of November. Before launching into one of the wildest writing experiences ever, we'll meet to
develop the essential strategies you need to complete your novel draft. Then, for the next 5 weeks it's a "write-shop"
where I also offer writing exercises and prompts designed to generate material and move your draft along, word-by-word,
to the 50,000-word goal. At the last meeting, everyone exchanges work, reading selections to one another, and discussing
the next steps. You come out of the course with a draft of your novel and the tools to decide where to go from there.
Write a Novel in a Month as Part of "National Novel Writing Month"
UCLA: 2250 School of Public Affairs Bldg.
October 18 - December 6
The class is a great way to get a draft written of that novel you've always wanted to write. This class will fill
up fast so I wanted to put it on your radar early. Click on either of the links above for more information
Warm regards and best wishes on all your writing.
Submissions open June 1st for the (lucky) 13th annual Mom Egg Review!!! Send poetry, fiction, and art
on the theme of mothers, and motherhood. There's also a special folio this year for poetry submissions
on the theme: Compassionate Action.
So many of us are fighting a battle. Medical, financial, the struggles of our identity and society.
From the invisible to the visible, from mental illness to cancer. Even more of us have lost someone
and are now carrying on without them. We are doing more than that. Every day, we are surviving.
Wicked Banshee Press is excited to announce that our Fall Issue theme will be Survival Through Art.
While we do not want to shy away from the struggle, we would like this to be a celebratory issue.
Tell us about the wins, the good times, your most defiant self. Give us your roar back, your refusal
to be silent. Give us your survival, bleeding and alive.
While we will not exclude non-themed poems, make them damn good.
Submissions open June 1, 2014 and close August 15, 2014.
See our submission guidelines.
Our current need is for 200 word prose that is gripping and tightly written. We particularly enjoy
pieces that employ active voice in works of memoir, fiction, or tiny essays.
Our cover gallery is here: http://wp.me/2KTkl
Are you in recovery from mental illness or substance abuse? Is someone you care about in recovery?
Then, please consider submitting to the second issue of "peer review," a literary and art magazine
for the recovery community. No reading or entry fees. Deadline September 1, 2014. Theme is "I."
Please email me with subject "peer review" for more details.
charlottesville winter is looking for microfiction and short poetry submissions. there are no reading fees.
no compensation other than work being shared with over a thousand readers. rolling deadline.
Have a peek at issue 5 and then promptly submit for issue 6! FAR ENOUGH EAST is now open for the summer issue!
Broken Pencil. Looking for fiction and non-fiction (max 3000 words). Paying market
(varies depending on length and type of article). They suggest you read a copy before submitting.
Accepting submissions until September 15.
ROOM magazine. Looking for submissions on the theme Lost in Translation. Deadline July 31.
Catch and Release, the online literary journal of Columbia University Writing Program,
is accepting submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art criticism, and book reviews.
Please visit the journal for more details on how to submit. We look forward to reading
Beakful is looking for your work. Start submitting it. Who will be first?
Send one-two poems, artwork, fiction, reviews,
essays to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Write your full name and submission type + beakful in the header of your email.
Send all submissions in a txt, doc or odt file, attached to your mail....
Calls for Submissions from The GoldenPoet, a digitally evolving art piece combining all disciplines of art.
You can submit anything from a quote, original photograph, poem, short story or a video showcasing what you
If you're interested, please
visit www.thegoldenpoet.com and click on the
"Submit" tab on your left hand side of the screen. If you have any questions,
please forward them to email@example.com. Thanks.
Parts of the Whole: Poetry of the Body is looking for poems about the body
Please submit up to 4 poems in any style to the editors
at firstname.lastname@example.org between now and September 15.
No poem should exceed 80 lines or approximately 2 pages.
Include a brief 150 words or less bio and attach poems in Word or RTF.
Also, we would like to see a brief explanation of how the poet believes this work fits into our
theme. We will consider previously published poems so long as you acknowledge it was
previously published in the cover letter and let us know if the anthology can obtain
reprint rights for free or low cost.
Hi all, IDK Magazine is looking for submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and
art for its inaugural reading period ending June 15th!
IDK seeks primarily to publish emerging writers/artists and Millennials (writers/artists born 1980-1995),
but is willing to read any submissions related to contemporary culture.
Up to 5 poems and prose pieces up to 4,000 words. You can find more info and guidelines on
IDK's website at http://www.idkmagazine.com.
No submission fees and no payment for publication.
Non-fiction essay contest. Theme is "rejection," something we can all relate to, as writers!
Hello! We are just starting up a new digital literary journal entitled Sketches Magazine and
we are having our first open call for submissions. We would love to read your fiction,
creative non-fiction, and poetry. Since we are just starting up, you have a very good chance
to get published in our debut issue! So submit today!!
The Oddville Press is back! With a jam-packed first edition to celebrate our re-launch, we continue on our quest
to promote today’s geniuses and tomorrows giants. Download your copy here: http://oddvillepress.com/
Take a journey through the pages of our historic re-launch issue to see just what floats our boat. Maybe you’ve
got the perfect story, poem or image to feature in the next issue. Why not give it a try.
You can read our submissions guidelines here.
Readers, writers, poets and artists; spread the word near and far: The Oddville Press is back!
The Summer 2013 issue of drafthorse literary journal - a journal of work and no work - is now available online.
The editors are now accepting submissions for the Winter 2014 issue.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - to First Literary Review-East.
Guidelines at website: www.rulrul.4mg.com.
Please send 3 poems, under 16 lines, to email@example.com. Thanks!
No restriction on previously published, no reading fee, payment of 2
contributors copies- http://www.timberjournal.com/submit/
Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction.
We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words, and are particularly
interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.) that
move. Please visit us at www.pitheadchapel.com to learn more about us and our submission guidelines.
Lyre Lyre is accepting submissions for its next issue! Read past issues and
send us your work! www.lyrelyre.com
Submit to Extract(s)
Extract(s) is looking for submissions for our Poems, Stories, and Haiku features, as well as excerpts from
upcoming novels, memoirs, and poetry and story collections. We will take submissions via our online submission
manager only. We are not yet accepting self-published work.
If you are interested in having “In Place” feature your writing program/group, please send a formal
query to us here.
Guidelines for Submission
Please submit up to five (5) poems. We are looking for smart, fresh,well-crafted pieces to consider. If you took
a look through our personal poetry collection you would find writers who challenge us, who move us, and who we cannot
help but share with others. Do you think you have a poem that will take off the top of our head? Submit now! Our
submission period is always open, but please wait at least six months before sending another.
Please submit one short story (fiction or non-fiction) of no more than 1,000 words. We are looking for fresh,
well-crafted stories that make us cry and laugh and think. We want to be moved in some fundamental way in as few
words as possible. Our readers should carry your characters with them as they go about the rest of their day—or
longer. Our submission period is always open, but please wait at least six months before sending another.
Please submit up to three pieces of original artwork in any medium with an original haiku for each. The haiku
need not be an explanation of the image, merely a companion to it. As Japanese and English syllables are not the
same, do not worry about meeting the “5/7/5? syllable count. Instead, think of the lines as “short/long/short.”
Please submit no more than 1,000 words of prose and three poems from a book that has been published in the past
three months or will be published in the coming weeks/months/year. We will accept excerpts from publishers and
writers, but are not yet accepting self-published work.
We are looking for writers that would like to have their work workshoped with our staff. Send us your work and
we will set-up a reading and discussion at Zero Point's downtown office. This also applies to works of poetry.
Our office is located at 265 Franklin St, Suite 1702 Boston.
E-mail it too Emil@zptheater.com.
For more info visit http://www.ZPTheater.com
or email Emil@zptheater.com Read the rest of the posting at
Send 1-3 previously unpublished poems, any subject or style, using our submission manager.
Postal submissions with SASE with sufficient postage for return.
Please include contact information and brief bio with submission.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Long Poem Library is now accepting poems of any length
Revolution Poesy revolutionpoesy@GMAIL.COM
Poetics List (UPenn, UB)
The Long Poem Library is now accepting poems of any length.*
*Please submit you work to the
Long Poem Libraryfor consideration.
Muddy River Poetry Review Guidelines
Reading dates for Muddy River Poetry Review are December 1 to March 1 for spring issue and June 1 to September 1 for fall issue.
Poems received on other dates will be deleted.
- 1. Submit 1-3 poems. NO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED POEMS.
- 2. No attachments. Please paste poems into body of email. Include a short poetry (and/or other) bio.
- 3. Prefer free verse.
- 4. Do not want "mushy" or religious poems.
- 5. Do not want porno, sexist, racist or biased poetry relating to politics or ethnicity.
- 6. Simultaneous submissions okay, but please let me know which ones AND notify me if any are accepted somewhere else.
- 7. Future (other) publication should credit Muddy River Poetry Review.
- 8. Response time will be as close to 30 days as possible.
- 9. If you do not hear in 45 days, feel free to inquire.
- 10. Payment will be publication in MRPR.
- 11. Poems only accepted during open reading dates. Poems received on other dates will be deleted.
- 12. Submit all poems to firstname.lastname@example.org only. All rights revert to author upon publication.
What Is Metaphor: The Poetic Genius Issue
The genius of poetry is many things, but it partly resides in the definition of poetry itself: communicating with
metaphor. What do you think of that? We want to know!
Submit your poems, prose, essays, flash-fiction, and artwork
to Jessica Harman or The Editors at this email address: email@example.com
Sleet seeks poetry, fiction, flash irregulars. For guidelines,
please see www.fleetmagazine.com
The Pedestal Magazine is currently seeking submissions of poetry and fiction. Please visit their web site for
more information www.thepedestalmagazine.com
New West Submissions
I have recently been named fiction editor for New West magazine, and we are welcoming submissions for stories or novel
excerpts of up to 5000 words. New West has just added fiction to its format, so you can be among the pioneers.
Please check out the submission guidelines here...
THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT THE ARMORY
POETRY AT THE CAFÉ
191 HIGHLAND AVENUE
TUESDAY OCTOBER 21, 2014
7:00 PM/ADMISSION: $4.00
READING AND OPEN MIC
Hosted by: Harris Gardner and Gloria Mindock
THE FIRST AND LAST WORD POETRY SERIES
Esther Adler's most recent book, Nature Eternal, was published in 2014. She writes in German, Hebrew and English.
She taught from 1981-1996 and was the Pedagogic Coordinator of the Department of Education of the Jewish National Fund.
Esther served as a Kindergarten teacher in a Kibbutz, and holds a degree in Jewish Education from
the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York.
Willa Schneberg is the author of In The Margins of The World, recipient of the Oregon Book Award in Poetry,
Box Poems (Alice James Books), Storytelling In Cambodia (Calyx Books), and the chapbook The Books of Esther.
Willa has read at the Library of Congress, her poems were heard on The Writer's Almanac. She is a psychotherapist
in private practice and a visual artist.
Rabbi Liza Stern has served as spiritual leader of Congregation Eitz Chayim in Cambridge for more than
a decade. Under her leadership, the synagogue has become known as a congregation with a huge heart, keen mind,
and a resonant soul. Rabbi Stern graduated from Vassar College and was ordained by Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She was a leader of HUC's mentoring program for rabbinic students
and recently ordained rabbis and has served as an associate faculty member at Brandeis University. Rabbi Stern
also is a leader of the Women's Rabbi Network and the International Organization of Reform Women Rabbis.
In recognition of her 25-year tenure as both a rabbi and insightful scholar, she was awarded an honorary Doctorate
of Divinity by HUC. In addition to writing poetry and liturgy, she enjoys raising chickens and bees,
tilling the soil and playing competitive ice hockey.
The Center for the Arts is located between Davis Square and Union Square. Parking is located behind the
armory at the rear of the building. Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square
which is on the MTBA Red Line. You can also find us by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be
caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell
Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off
at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.
Grolier Poetry Book Shop
2014, FALL READING SERIES
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6 PLYMPTON STREET
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Friday, October 24th
Reading Grey Gowrie
Introduced by Christopher Ricks
Grey Gowrie was born in Dublin in 1939. Educated and professionally engaged in England and the
USA, he made his home in Ireland until 1983 when he moved to the Welsh Marches. He taught English
and American literature at Harvard and University College London and in 1972, on publishing his
first collection of poems, exchanged an academic career for business and public life. He has
been a company chairman, a Cabinet minister, Chairman of the Arts Council of England and Provost
of the Royal College of Art. Literature. His book Third Day New and Collected Poems was
published in (2013 Sheep Meadow Press).
Sir Christopher Bruce Ricks (born 1933) is a British literary critic and scholar. He is the
William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University (U.S.) and Co-Director
of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, and was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford
(England) from 2004 to 2009. Hugh Kenner has praised his 'intent eloquence', and Geoffrey Hill
his 'unrivaled critical intelligence'. W. H. Auden described Ricks as 'exactly the kind of critic
every poet dreams of finding'. John Carey calls him the 'greatest living critic.
Friday, November 7th
Ewa Chrusciel writes in both Polish and English. She has two books in Polish.
Her first book in English, Strata,
won the 2009 international book contest and was published with Emergency Press in 2011. Her second book in English
Contraband of Hoopoe is forthcoming with Omnidawn Press in 2014. Her third book Dybbuk of Angelus was a finalist
with River Run Press. Her poems were featured in Jubilat, Boston Review, Colorado Review,Lana Turner,
Spoon River Review, Aufgabe among others. She translated Jack London, Joseph Conrad, and I.B. Singer into
Polish and Jorie Graham, Lyn Hejinian and Cole Swensen into English.
"The excitement one experiences reading the Polish and American poet Ewa Chrusciel's new book is hard to
describe. If one made an amalgam of Darwin, early Hejinian, Byzantine art, near Eastern books of wisdom, Ponge,
Pavese, sacred Hopi and Amerindian texts, one still wouldn't be able to come up with the magical contraband
this vessel is carrying."
-Jorie Graham, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Friday, November 21st
Sandra Lim, Katie Peterson
Sandra Lim is the author of The Wilderness (W.W. Norton, 2014), selected by Louise Glück for the most
recent Barnard Women Poets Prize, and a previous collection of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006).
A 2015 Pushcart Prize winner, she has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio
Center, and the Getty Research Institute. She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of
Katie Peterson was Professor of the practice of poetry Tufts University for three years. She recently
moved to California to teach at a small college, Deep Springs. for the Spring. She will begin teaching
at UC Davis in the winter. In 2013 she published two books, Permission (New Issues) and The Accounts
(University of Chicago Press). The Accounts was the winner of the 2014 Rilke Award from the University
of North Texas. She is also the author of This One Tree (New Issues). Her essays on poetry have appeared
widely this year, and new poems appear in the Kenyon Review, APR, West Branch, and Zyzzyva.
Peterson earned a B.A. at Stanford University and a doctorate in English and American Literature
and Language at Harvard, where her dissertation on Emily Dickinson won the Howard
Mumford Jones Prize.
Grolier Poetry Book Shop | 6 Plympton Street | Cambridge | MA | 02128
IN THE VILLAGE
BLANDING FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY,
124 BAY STATE RD, REHOBOTH, MA
FALL SERIES -2014
OCT. 29 TOM CHANDLER
Tom Chandler is poet laureate of Rhode Island emeritus. He has been named
Phi Beta Kappa Poet at Brown University and has been a featured poet at the
Library of Congress and the Robert Frost homestead. His poems have been read
by Garrison Keillor on National Public Radio on several occasions. He has written commissioned
poems for The State of Rhode Island, The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, and Waterfire,
and has twice been named inaugural poet for Providence mayoral inaugurations. He is Professor of
Creative Writing at Bryant University, and the founder and editor of the Bryant Literary Review.
His latest book of new & selected poems is Guitars of the Stars.
NOV. 19 Marybeth Rua-Larsen
Marybeth Rua-Larsen teaches at Bristol Community College. Her poems, essays, flash fiction and
reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in The Raintown Review, Angle, Cleaver, The Poetry Bus,
Measure and Unsplendid. She won the 2011 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Competition in
Poetry in Galway, Ireland. Her chapbook Nothing In-Between was recently published by Barefoot Muse Press.
ALWAYS AN OPEN MIC!
SEE YOU IN THE VILLAGE!
Nancy & Roger
NEPC Fall Series begins
Harvard-Yenching Common Room 136
2 Divinity Ave, Cambridge (off Kirkland, near Memorial Hall)
NEPC fall series continues:
Monday, November 3rd, 7:00 PM
NEPC Contest Winners
Monday, December 1st, 7:00 PM
NEPC Contest Winners
Fall series readings take place at
Harvard-Yenching Library, Common Room 136
2 Divinity Ave, Cambridge (off Kirkland, near Memorial Hall)
NEW ENGLAND POETRY CLUB
Founded in 1915 by Amy Lowell, Robert Frost, and Conrad Aiken
* Free and open to the public *
* For information, please call 617-744-6034 *
* NEPC website http://www.nepoetryclub.org/ *
POETRY: THE ART OF WORDS
MIKE AMADO MEMORIAL SERIES
Poetry reading and Open Mic
The Plymouth Guild for the Arts
11 North St. Downtown Plymouth, MA [Downtown just off Rte 3A]
Upcoming: Sunday November 9, 2014: Elizabeth McKim & Barbara S. Carlson
Dec 14: Vincent Dorio & Denise Rainey
Jan 11: Winston Bolton
Feb 8: Marguerite Bouvard & James Brosnan
Mar 1: Mary Kane & Miriam O’Neal
Doors open 11:30AM, Music Feature 12:00 noon, Poetry Features 12:45pm open-mic 1:15pm.
Free admission and refreshments.
FREE REFRESHMENTS! More info:
visit us on-line www.ptaow.com
“THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE PLYMOUTH CULTURAL COUNCIL, A LOCAL AGENCY WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY
THE MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY”
"The Political Life of Poetry"
Clough Series on the Arts and the Culture of Democracy
November 13, 2014, Thursday, 6pm
Devlin 101, Boston College
Edward Hirsch, Eavan Boland and Kevin Young will discuss "The Political Life of Poetry"
at this second event in the "Arts and the Culture of Democracy" series.
The event is followed by a book signing.
Complete information including directions can be found at
CHAPTER AND VERSE LITERARY READING SERIES
FRIDAY, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm
LORING-GREENOUGH HOUSE, 12 SOUTH STREET
JAMAICA PLAIN CENTER
Emily Carroll is a Boston-based writer, editor, and graphic designer. She is the nonfiction editor of
Printer's Devil Review and co-curator of Moonlighting, the Boston Poetry Slam’s
LGBTQ poetry reading series. Her poetry has recently appeared in Guernica and Umbrella Factory.
David R. Surette's new book of poetry is Wicked Hard. He is also the author
of The Immaculate Conception Mothers' Club, Young Gentlemen's School, and Easy to Keep, Hard to Keep In which
earned Highly Recommended status at the 8th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards. He teaches and coaches varsity
hockey at East Bridgewater High School.
Jason Tandon is the author of Quality of Life (Black Lawrence-Dzanc, 2013) and Give over the Heckler
and Everyone Gets Hurt, winner of the 2006 St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection
(Black Lawrence-Dzanc, 2009). His poetry and reviews have appeared in such journals as AGNI Online
and Spoon River Poetry Review and have been featured on Verse Daily and NPR's The Writer's Almanac.
He teaches in the College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.
Suggested donation: $5.00 or whatever you can afford.
(We mean this. We would rather have you than your money.)
Free refreshments are served.
The Loring-Greenough House has a parking lot, but four spaces are reserved for ZIP Cars.
Please respect these spaces, and also please try not to park on the grass. There is ample
nonrestricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street between
Burroughs and Thomas Streets just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.
For information check our website at http://jamaicapondpoets.com
or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-325-8388.
Out of the Blue Gallery
EVERY MONDAY NITE,
Stone Soup Poetry (Host: Chad Parenteau),
a 38 year old venue, $4, sign up to be a feature - call Bill Perrault at 978-454-7423.
Starts at 7:30PM and don't forget to sign up!
Recorded on local t.v. station.
Stone Soup Poetry Series
Out of the Blue Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Host: Chad Parenteau
Visit the Stone Soup web site: http://stonesouppoetry.blogspot.com
Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of the Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at
DIRE LITERARY SERIES /Out of the Blue Gallery/
1st Friday- Cambridge, MA
(starts with four, 15 MINUTE OPEN MIC SLOTS AT 8 PM)
with SIGN-UP starting at 7 PM
FOLLOWED BY FEATURES
8 PM, 106 PROSPECT STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
For more info and to get on the mailing list:
USUALLY the 3rd FRIDAY of the MONTH!
NOLA’s TIGH FILI POETRY & OPEN MIC, $5, 8PM, Host:
OPEN BARK meets @ the Out of the Blue Art Gallery,
Open Bark "Candelite Poetry" with Hostess Deborah M. Priestly and Features!!!!
Out of the Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street,
Cambridge, MA 02139
Every Saturday Nite
Open Bark Features @ the Out of the Blue Art Gallery:
Time: 8PM into the night!
Admission: $3-5 at the door (donations accepted & adored!)
Readers: Features are determined about 1 month in advance. If you want to
be one, Deborah Priestly and Rob Russell
(Feature Coordinator), will book you to be one. Call the gallery at (617)354-5287
and ask to speak to Rob Russell, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from about 1pm to 8pm. Or email us at email@example.com
and put your Poetry Feature Request to the Attention of Rob Russell, Feature Coordinator! Thank you!
Other info: We are a very laid back and creative Poetry Venue, "Open Bark Candelite Poetry Series" running on 11
(eleven) years strong now. We only ask that you bring original work and if you read someone else's work, like a
famous poet or poetess' that you give recognition to their work by reciting first their name.
Musicians, actors, mimes, dancers, drummers and others welcomed!!!!
Out Of The Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Every 2nd Thursday
Buckley Performing Arts Center,Massasoit Community College,
Little Theater (Fine Arts building)
6:00pm: Doors Open, Sign Up, Refreshments
6:30pm - 8:00pm: Poetry Open Mic
8:15pm - 9:15pm: Poetry Slam
Address: 1 Massasoit Boulevard Brockton, MA 02302 (508) 588-9100
The Boston Poetry Slam
Downstairs at the Cantab Lounge
every Wednesday night at 8 * open mic, featured poet, poetry slam *
738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass.
There is poetry at the Cantab Lounge every Wednesday night, year-round.
Our rotating cast of hosts is led by SlamMaster Simone Beaubien.
Cover charge is $3.00 (unless otherwise noted on our schedule ).
Open mic for all begins at 8:00 p.m. Our doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 7:15. The open mic sign-up fills very quickly,
so we recommend that you be prompt. Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your
time on the mic to three minutes.
After the open, usually at about 10:00, our featured poet performs for half an hour.
Click here to see our schedule of features.
The slam follows the feature, usually around 11:00. Most slams are open to the first eight who sign up; however, on some nights,
we have semi-finals or finals in our slam series. Click here for slam details.
The Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge is 18+, and you must have a photo ID to enter. (Note that the Cantab is 21+ for all
other shows.) Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions
about our policy. You can also check out the
website for the venue, www.cantab-lounge.com.
738 Massachusetts Ave,
Central Square, Cambridge, Mass
Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam Sunday Night!
Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and
Jeff Robinson starting at 7:30pm and a Featured Poet and Open Mic
accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio starting at 9:00pm – there’s a $5 cover and you must be 21 to enter the venue – Sultry
red lights, intimate tables, and wooden church pews give this small room one of the best ambiances in town.
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA. 02138
Poets House Fall Season Opens September 23
All programs take place at Poets House, 10 River Terrace (at Murray St. ) in Lower Manhattan,
unless otherwise noted. Directions are below.
Tuesday, October 21, 7:00pm
Architecture & Archives:
The Library as Source Material with Valeria Luiselli
Author of Faces in the Crowd and Sidewalks and The National Book Foundation’s "5 Under 35, 2014" honoree,
novelist and essayist Valeria Luiselli uses the city to exercise a roving intelligence, seeking out
the questions imbedded in our human landscape. She'll discuss her month-long residency in the
Poets House archives and the influence of poetry, architecture and archives on her work.
She'll be joined by Coffee House Press's Jay Peterson
Presented in partnership with Coffee House Press
Thursday, October 23, 6:00-8:00pm
John Berryman: A Centennial Seminar with Daniel Swift
In this interactive program, Britain-based poetry critic Daniel Swift, editor
of The Heart is Strange: New Selected Poems as well as forthcoming centennial editions
of Berryman’s work, will discuss the relationship between the biography of the Pulitzer
Prizewinning writer of The Dream Songs and the ways in which the life of this confessional
poet might influence – or confuse – critical understandings of his works.
$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members
Special Children’s Program
Friday, October 31, 5:00pm
Haunted Poets House:
A Halloween Reading and Celebration
Come in costume and hear monstrous, spooky verse from poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson,
Karla Kushkin, Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky, read by Poets House Children’s Room Director
Mike Romanos, who will also lead us in casting our own poetic spells to celebrate the day.
Suggested donation of $5 per child
Poets House is located at 10 River Terrace at the corner of Murray Street in Lower Manhattan's Battery Park City.
Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C subway to Chambers Street. Walk west on Chambers Street (past West Street) all the way
to its end at River Terrace. Turn left and walk two blocks south to 10 River Terrace (at the corner of River
Terrace and Murray Street). The M22 bus runs along Chambers between North End Ave and the Lower East Side. The
M20 bus travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave. The Downtown
Connection, a free Lower Manhattan shuttle bus, travels to North End Ave from South Street Seaport and from Broadway
along Murray Street; for more information, visit: downtownny.com.
All programs take place at Poets House, 10 River Terrace (at Murray St.) in Lower Manhattan, unless otherwise
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Poetry Society of America/Events
Thursday, Oct 23, 7:00pm
New York, NY
THE NEW SALON: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS
Peter Gizzi, with Alice Quinn
Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program.
Admission is free.
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street
Monday, Oct 27, 7:00pm
New York, NY
Sebastião Salgado Photo Exhibition: Genesis
An Evening of Poetry with Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jorie Graham
in conversation with Timothy Donnelly
The International Center of Photography (ICP) presents Genesis, a momentous project by world-renowned photographer
Sebastião Salgado. On view from September 19, 2014 through January 11, 2015, the exhibition, curated
and designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado, is the result of a multi-year survey and draws together more than
200 spectacular black-and-white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, and indigenous peoples,
raising public awareness about the pressing issues of environmental and climate change.
In collaboration with ICP, the PSA offers this cross-genre event, featuring Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet
Jorie Graham. Graham will read her own work directly concerned with environmental issues, as well as
original poems inspired by Salgado's photographs. After her reading, Graham will have a conversation
about climate change and the imagination with Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award-winning poet Timothy Donnelly.
Co-Sponsored by the International Center of Photography
$15/non-members and $10/members, students, and PSA Members
International Center of Photography
1133 Ave of the Americas #1A
KGB Reading Series
Jericho Brown, Cynthia Cruz, and Nancy Esposito
Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m.
85 East 4th Street, Manhattan
Jericho Brown is the recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His
poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry,
and Nikki Giovanni's 100 Best African American Poets. Brown holds a PhD from the University of Houston,
an MFA from the University of New Orleans, and a BA from Dillard University. His first book, Please,
won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament, was published by Copper Canyon Press.
He is an assistant professor in the creative writing program at Emory University in Atlanta.
Cynthia Cruz's poems have been published in
the New Yorker, Paris Review, Boston Review, American Poetry Review,
Kenyon Review and others. Her first collection of poems, RUIN, was published by Alice James Book
and her second collection, The Glimmering Room, was published by Four Way Books in the fall of 2012.
She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony as well as a Hodder Fellowship from
Princeton University. Her third collection of poems, Wunderkammer, is forthcoming from Four Way Books
in 2014. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Nancy Esposito's most recent book is Lamentation with June Bug, 2013. Previous collections were
Changing Hands and Mem'Rain and Greatest Hits: 1978-2001. She received the Discovery/The Nation Award,
a Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant, the Colladay Award, Poetry Society of America Award, a
Fulbright Grant to Egypt, and grants to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos, as well as an NEH to
study the Vietnam War. Her own work has been translated into Spanish and Vietnamese. She lives in
the Boston area.
Join the Center for the Humanities for poetry events this autumn!
Events are free and open to the public.
Naropa at 40
Wed, Nov 5 (All Day) | The Skylight Room, 9100
Ammiel Alcalay, Anselm Berrigan, Renee Gladman, Alan Gilbert, Erica Hunt, Vincent Katz,
Rachel Levitsky, Tracie Morris, Eileen Myles, Jena Osman, Michelle Naka Pierce,
Well, while I am here I'll do the work - / and what's the Work? / To ease the pain of living. /
Everything else, drunken / dumbshow.
-Allen Ginsberg, Memory Gardens
Join us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at
Naropa University with two panels on “keeping the world safe for poetry.”
Join us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Jack Kerouac School of
Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University with two panels on “keeping the world safe for poetry.”
These include History, Lineage & Archive and Pedagogy, Performance & Outcomes in the Anthropocene.
Poets will address, among other things, the war on memory, activism, cross-genre pedagogies,
and the cultural legacies of Allen Ginsberg, Harry Smith, and Amiri Baraka at Naropa.
The Voices of Women in American Poetry
Thu, Nov 6, 7pm | Elebash Recital Hall
Julie Agoos, Hilton Als, Mónica de la Torre, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Cate Marvin,
Maureen McLane, Robert Polito
Join us for a reading with seven award-winning contemporary poets and writers who hold
aloft the great tradition of women poets in America. In collaboration with the Poetry Society
of America, the New York installment of this national series pays tribute to the immense
achievement of a wide range of poets, from Hannah Weiner to Elizabeth Bishop, Ai,
Paula Gunn Allen, and Anonymous. Readers will discuss the influence of these poets
and read poems of their own in tribute.
The Drowned Blackbird: Paul Muldoon on Translating Gaelic
Thu, Nov 13, 7pm | The Skylight Room, 9100
In honor of the poet, editor, and critic Stanley Burnshaw, join us for a lecture
by Paul Muldoon. Heralded by The Times Literary Supplement as "the most significant
English-language poet born since the second World War,” Muldoon will speak on the translation
of Gaelic poetry. The author of over thirty collections of poetry, he is the recipient of the
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the T. S. Eliot Prize. Since 1987 he has lived in the United States,
where he is currently the Howard G.B. Clark ’21 University Professor in the Humanities at
Princeton University, and the Poetry Editor of The New Yorker.
Editing Archival Materials: Robin Blaser’s Astonishment Tapes
Fri, Dec 5, 4pm | English Department Lounge
Ammiel Alcalay, Miriam Nicols
How do we bring something of the cultural past to a clear light without falsifying its
complicated historical context? Join literary scholar Miriam Nichols as she discusses
the work behind her publication of Robin Blaser's Astonishment Tapes, an 800+ page transcript
of 20 audiotapes. Cutting conversational static and repetitions to emphasize narrative threads
and create a document of publishable length is not always the goal. But should scholars abandon
the book form and post the whole thing online? Following her talk, Nichols will be joined by
Ammiel Alcalay and several Lost & Found editors in a round-table discussion on problems in
contemporary textual scholarship.
A Question of Africa:
Will Alexander—Towards the Primeval Lightning Field
Tue, Dec 9, 6pm | The Skylight Room, 9100
Will Alexander, Marcella Durand, Brent Hayes Edwards, Aldon Nielsen, Evie Shockley
Focusing on the work of writers of the African diaspora, the “A Question of Africa” series brings
together contemporary writers and artists to read and discuss their work and its contemporary contexts.
As disparate members of a far-reaching African diaspora, each artist is invited to consider
the ways in which the African continent, its countries and cities, its geographies and spatial
imaginaries, its peoples, its histories, its sonic or visual figurations, enter or inform
their work and their creative process. This evening will include a reading and performance by
the poet and essayist Will Alexander, followed by a conversation with Marcella Durand,
Brent Hayes Edwards, Aldon Nielsen, and Evie Shockley exploring Alexander’s work and his
most recent publication, Towards the Primeval Lightning Field.
LALITA JAVA READINGS
3rd THURSDAYS 7-9 PM
HOSTED BY DOROTHY F. AUGUST
210 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10009
(Btwn. B & C)
Louder Arts presents...
Poetry, Spoken Word, Slams & Guest Poets.
Always an open mic
$5 students/ $6 regular
Sign-up at 7pm, show starts at 7:30 at:
35 E.13th St.
(between Broadway & University Pl.)
New York, NY
Mike Geffner presents...
The Inspired Word
An all-star poetry/spoken word event
featured guests plus open mic
Cover Charge: $10
7pm (open mic signup starts at 6:30)
One and One
76 E. 1st St. (corner of 1st Ave.)
New York, NY
92nd Street Y Reading Series
Main Reading Series
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
The Frank Talk Reading Series
A New Poetry Reading Series
Frank Talk Art Bistro and Bookstore
Frank Talk Poetry Series Home Page
Click Here: Frank Talk Poetry Series
Poets.Org (Academy of American Poets)
Click Here: Poets.Org
Frank Talk Art Bistro and Bookstore
163 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(includes food, beverages, and other goodies
supplied by Frank Talk owner Gilda Rogers)
Open Mic after the Feature
Contact: John Petrolino
"Poetry & Prose & Anything Goes with Dr. Ni"
(radio show; internet radio)
Date, time, pre-requisites: Last Friday of every month, 1-3 p.m.
Address: 1303 W. Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122
City and State: Philadelphia, PA 19130-9998
Contact person and or URL/information: Dr. Niama L. Williams;
One copy of book to be subject of interview must be mailed to address above if one would like to be considered for show
Readers: International internet radio listeners
Dr. Niama L. Williams
1303 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
1ST FRIDAYS ON VINE
Hosted by Aziza Kintehg
Every First Friday of the Month
Be part of an Art Extravaganza
* Spoken Word * Music Freestyle * Open Mike
Jose Sebourne Graphic Design
1213-15 Vine Street Philadelphia PA 19107
7-10pm $5.00 Cover
The Gallery - (215)564-2554
or check out the website: www.Josesebourne.com
Poetry Readings and other events in Seattle
and around the Pacific Northwest
Southern California Open Readings
LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTIES
Barnes & Noble Poetry and Verse with Bill Robertson every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., open workshop/reading, 1201 Third Street Promenade,
Santa Monica, (310) 260-9110.
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center presents an Open Reading, first Sundays monthly, free, 5:00, sign up at 4:45.
Hosted by Marie Lecrivain. Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3006,
Cobalt Poets presents open readings every Tuesday, hosted by Rick Lupert, with featured readers on the first Tuesday,
featured regulars on second Tuesdays, Valley Contemporary Poets featured guest plus open reading on third Tuesdays, and
Cobalt Classic All Open Reading usually every fourth and fifth Tuesdays, seven minute limit, 9:00, sign up 8:30-8:45,
free, one drink minimum, all ages. The Cobalt Café, 22047 Sherman Way in Canoga Park (west of Topanga Canyon Blvd.),
(818) 348-3789, http://poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt.
Da’ Poetry Lounge spoken word open mic, every Tuesday, 9:00-midnight. Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Blvd.
near Melrose, LA, free parking next door at Fairfax High School, early arrival is a must,
Barnes & Noble Featured and open reading, every last Saturday, sign up 6:30, reading 7:00. Hosted by Ron Dvorkin. Barnes & Noble,
16461 Ventura Blvd., Encino, RONDVORKIN @ aol.com.
Poetry circle, second Wednesday, 6:30. Hosted by Ron Dvorkin. Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, 18231 Ventura Blvd.,
Tarzana, (818) 343-1983, RONDVORKIN @ aol.com.
Gypsy Den in Santa Ana hosts a featured poetry reading every first Tuesday and open mics every Monday and Thursday,
sign up starts 7:30. 125 N. Broadway Avenue, Santa Ana, (714) 835-8840, www.gypsyden.com.
Emerging Urban Poets Saturday Afternoon Poetry presents featured readers and open mic, every first and third Saturday,
including January 23, 3:00-5:00. Free, hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell. Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public
Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd, two blocks east of Lake Avenue, Pasadena,
kingfisher1031 @ charter.net,
Moonday, A West Side Reading Series, open reading followed by featured reading, second Monday monthly,
come early to sign up, 7:30. Hosted by Lois P. Jones and Alice Pero, Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue,
Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063, www.moondaypoetry.com,
or pero @ earthlink.net.
La Palabra presents a featured poetry reading, plus open mic, usually every fourth Sunday, except
January 31, 2:00-4:00. Co-hosted by Laura L. Longoria and Don Newton, Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50,
Highland Park, (323) 258-1435, www.avenue50studio.com.
Our Poetic Souls open mic, every third Sunday monthly, sign up 2:30, readings 2:45. Hosted by Jim Lyon,
please use appropriate language. Home Brew Coffee, 661 West Arrow Highway, San Dimas,
(909) 394-1964, www.chrystinedrums.com/PoeticSouls.
Psychobabble Cabaret open mic with teeth, every Sunday, sign up 8:00, reading 8:30, no cover.
Psychobabble Coffee House, 1866 N. Vermont, at Franklin, LA, (323) 664-7500.
The Rapp Saloon spoken word open mic, every Friday, sign up 7:30, readings 8:00. Six minute slots,
free, all ages, co-hosts Mani Suri, Dave Nordling, Brenda Petrakos, Joe Camhi. International Youth Hostel,
1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, www.rappsaloon.com.
Redondo Poets featured reading and open mic every Tuesday, sign up 7:50, reading 8:10, free. Coffee Cartel,
1820 South Catalina Avenue, Hollywood Riviera, Redondo Beach, (310) 316-6554, www.redondopoets.com.
Tebot Bach presents featured readers and open reading, last Friday of the month, sign up 7:30, reading 8:00.
Golden West College, Community Room 102, Huntington Beach, www.tebotbach.org.
Tía Chucha’s Open Mic: Night of Music & Spoken Word, every Friday, 8:00-10:00, no cover, donations welcome.
Hosted by Nery Boche. Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural, 13197-A Gladstone Avenue, Sylmar,
(818) 896-1489, www.tiachucha.com.
Two Idiots Peddling Poetry featured and open poetry readings every Wednesday at 8:00, $2 cover or
one drink minimum with student ID. Ugly Mug Caffé, 261 N. Glassel, Orange, (714) 997-5610,
World Stage Anansi Writers Workshop presents a three-part evening beginning with a workshop session,
followed by a featured reader and open mic, every Wednesday, 7:30-10:30, open mic 9:05.
Literary Director: Jawanza Daumisani, $5. World Stage, 4344 Degnan Blvd., LA,
(323) 293-2451, www.theworldstage.org.
SAN BERNARDINO/RIVERSIDE COUNTIES
Barnes & Noble “Valley Voices of the Muse” featured poet and open reading, first Friday monthly, 6:00.
Westfield Shopping Center, 72-840 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (760) 346-0725.
Patricia D’Alessandro, host: ciaopat9 @ gmail.com.
A Mic & Dim Lights presents spoken word and music open mic, every Thursday, 9:30, $3. Cal Poly
Downtown Arts Theater (Pomona Arts Colony), 300 W. Second Street, Pomona (909) 469-0080.
SAN DIEGO AREA
Monday Montage, a support group for poets, readers, and writers, bring your own work, share your thoughts,
or just listen, first Monday monthly, 7:00, if Monday falls on a holiday, reading will be held on the
second Monday. Hosted by Curran Jeffery. Bluestocking Books, 3817 Fifth Avenue, Hillcrest, San Diego,
(619) 296-1424, www.bluestockingbooks.com.
Lestat’s Coffee House songwriters/poets open mic, every Monday, 7:30-11:00, sign up 6:00.
Ten-minute slots. Lestat’s Coffee House, 3343 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, San Diego,
(619) 282-0437, www.lestats.com.
The Off Beat Open Mic, second and fourth Sundays monthly, 5:00-7:00. Poetry, fiction.
Rebecca’s Coffee House, 30th and Juniper Street, San Diego,
(619) 284-FOOD, www.rebeccascoffeehouse.com.
Dime Stories Open Mic for prose writers, first Friday monthly, 7:00.
Hosted by Amy Wallen, $5. The Ruby Room, 1271 University Avenue, San Diego,
(619) 299-7372, www.DimeStories.org.
Poetic Brew open mic poetry reading, third Thursday monthly, sign up 6:30, reading 7:00.
Hosted by Eber Lambert, read up to three poems or for three minutes, thirty-three seconds.
Rebecca’s Coffeehouse, 30th and Juniper Street, South Park, San Diego,
(619) 284-FOOD, sandiegowriters.org.
Sunset Poets presents a featured poet and open mic, usually third Sundays monthly, 3:00.
Oceanside area, (760) 758-2410, or www.sunsetpoets.org.
Fallbrook’s Writers featured reading and open mic for poetry or prose, once a month,
usually on Thursdays, doors open 5:30, reading 6:00. Café des Artistes,
103 S. Main Street, Fallbrook, (760) 522-1064,
the Vessel open mic features poets, singers, actors, comedians, every first and
third Friday, 8:00. Live music, drinks, and refreshments, all ages, $5 cover.
Canvas Cafe, 1370 San Marcos Blvd., Suite 120A, San Marcos,
Drunk Poets Society spoken word open mic, every Monday, 6:30-8:00. Hosted by Ola.
Winston’s Beach Club, 1921 Bacon Street, San Diego,
(619) 222-6822, www.myspace.com/winstonsdrunkpoetssociety.
SAN LUIS OBISPO/SANTA BARBARA/VENTURA
Tuesday Night Poets featured reading with open mic, every Tuesday, 7:30. Hosted by Roe Estep.
The Artists’ Union Gallery, 330 South California Street, Ventura, (805) 320-3524.
Bell Arts Factory presents a featured poet and open mic last Saturday monthly, 7:30.
Host: Friday Lubina. Bells Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura,
Corners of the Mouth! presents an open reading after the featured poets, limited to
five minutes and original work every third Sunday monthly since 1984, free, 7:00.
Linnaea’s Café, 1110 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo. Kevin Patrick Sullivan,
Artistic Director, (805) 547-1318, www.languageofthesoul.org.
Favorite Poems Project reading, poets and non-poets read favorite poems not their own,
hosted by Lois Klein, third Monday monthly, 5:15-6:30. The Blue Agave, 20 East
Cota Street, Santa Barbara. e-mail: loisklein @ verizon.net.
Friday Night AA Meeting plus Open Mic, every Friday, 6:30. Drug and alcohol free,
896 East Main Street, Ventura, (805) 794-9878, www.aplaceofpeace.org.
Poetry Zone featured reading and open mic, every second Saturday, 2:00-4:00.
Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 21 W. Anapamu, Santa Barbara. Host, Suzanne Frost,
Train of Thought open mic, every Thursday, 6:30, 856 East Thompson Blvd., Ventura,
between Ash and Kalorama, behind Kids and Families Together.
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