Books of Hope Poetry for Children | April 4

Books of Hope

April is National Poetry Month. The Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library will host Books of Hope Poetry for Children. This event is scheduled to take place on Friday, April 4 from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm. This event will take place at the Fields Corner Branch Library located at 1520 Dorchester Avenue in Dorchester. 

The event is for children ages 6-12. They can come read, recite, and perform poetry with the Books of Hope Creative Writing program. They can discover new poets and poem and express themselves in a creative and positive atmosphere. 

This event is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. 

Len Cabral - Stories of Color from Around the World | February 19

Wednesday, February 19 at 10:30am the Internationally known storyteller Len Cabral celebrates the heritage of people of color in this captivating presentation of folktales and poetry he has gathered from his travels around the world.

This event will take place at the

Columbia Point, Dorchester MA 02125
(617) 514-1600

The Blue Rose Amazing WoMen Poetry Showcase | April 17


On April 17, The Blue Rose is hosting an amazing Women Poetry Showcase. The event will take place from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at 6 Norfolk Street in Dorchester. The mission of The Blue Rose is to Break the Silence of abuse, empower victims, and teach them to take control of their lives. "Break the silence, speak out, and take control!" For more information, visit www.the-blue-rose.org

Poetry Open Mic Night @ Uphams Corner | Feb. 19


Showcase your poetic talent at Uphams Corner Branch Library on Febuary 19. At 4pm, poets will be welcome to perform at this Open Mic event. All ages are welcome and all styles are welcome. Poets may speak/sing in English, Spanish, Cape Verdean or in Vietnamese. No profanity. Each poet gets 3 minutes. You may pre-register by calling 617-265-0139 or signing up at Uphams Corner Branch. Maximum of 25 poets.

Write on the Dot | Video Poem

Write on the Dot's video poem series highlights a poet's connection to place. Exploring Dorchester, Massachusetts as a setting. Each month features poets who live, work, or study in Dorchester, reciting their work at a location they've chosen to be either a direct or indirect complement to their poem. 

The fifth feature is "Death in the Morning" by Liam Day, guest directed by Camilo Cárdenas, and filmed at the Dorchester North Burying Ground in Uphams Corner. Click on the link below to watch the video >> Read More

Queer Wave: A Benefit Show for The Theater Offensive | Sept 26

Weds, Sept 26, 8pm @ Midway Cafe
Connect with LGBTQ & allied community members in a fun setting, enjoy fabulous music and poetry by local artists, and support the amazing mission of The Theater Offensive: to form and present the diverse realities of queer lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation and political orthodoxy to help build an honest, progressive community.

The show is 21+, $10, with all proceeds to benefit TTO. Invite all your allies & music lovers!

:: FEATURING MUSIC BY :: >> Read More

Write on the Dot September Kickoff | Sept. 6

Write on the Dot is kicking off September with readings at the Savin Hill Yoga Studio (11 Pearl Street, Dorchester MA). The evening will start off at 6:30pm with beverages and live music from Brendan Little. At 7pm the readings will start. Readers include Charles Thiesen, Carol Dickerson, Shilpi Suneja, and Teresa McMahon. For more info, visit http://writeonthedot.blogspot.com/

Write on the DOT Reading & Anniversary Celebration | May 6

Celebrating 1-year of readings by Dorchester and UMass Boston creative writers...

Join us Sunday, May 6th for WRITE ON THE DOT at Savin Bar & Kitchen (across from the Savin Hill T station)

- reception starts at 5:30PM with an exclusive specials menu (incl. "author's ale," "The Hemingway," and $5 appetizers)

- reading starts at 6PM featuring poets Willie Pleasants and Liam Day of Dorchester alongside fiction writers Alexandra Sladky and Eric Maxson of UMass Boston.

Write on the DOT is a reading series coordinated by UMass Boston MFA students to support and promote local writing. We bring Dorchester writers and neighbors together to share creative work in our community.

More information, including the menu, can be found on our website: www.writeonthedot.blogspot.com >> Read More

Chuck Berry and Leonard Cohen @ JFK Library! Feb. 26

On Sunday, February 26, PEN New England and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will host the 2012 Awards for Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence, which will be presented to Chuck Berry and Leonard Cohen. Awards Committee: Bono, Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Paul Muldoon, Salman Rushdie and Paul Simon. Bill Flanagan, Committee Chair. The forum (now FULL) will be webcast live from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the JFK Library's website at www.jfklibrary.org/webcast.

An Apron Full of Beans with Sam Cornish, Feb. 29

Boston Poet Laureate Sam Cornish and Roxbury Repertory Theater are teaming up to give an exciting and unique performance piece from selected poems and prose! The material, gathered from his collection 'An Apron Full of Beans,' the Company sets Cornish’s eloquent, witty, and thought-provoking words to movement and music. The poetry touches on voices past and addresses the poet’s thoughts on family, race, music, and civil rights among other topics. There will be three performances in three different venues in the Boston area. The free performances will premiere at noon on Feb. 28 at Boston Latin Academy, a show at 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 29 at Roxbury Community College's Mainstage Theatre, and a third run on March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rabb Hall at the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. The performances are free of charge and sponsored in part by The Friends of the Arts at Roxbury Community College. For reservations and more information, please contact Pam Green at 617-541-5380 or pgreen [at] rcc.mass.edu.

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