Poet Laureate Kate Leigh
next phase of Kate Leigh's Poet Laureate program is taking shape at
3S Art Space. There she has begun an after school program working
with youth poets. If you are a young poet or know one you are
welcome, indeed encouraged to join. Kate is a great poetry
mentor and has been having a ball working with children and youth
poets during her tenure. Contact Kate at
Kate reports that 3S has been very supportive in actively
encouraging her youth poetry program. Along side that program
3S has a new gallery program of art and poetry that debuted
Show-Off: October Pop-up Exhibit
A Community Collaboration of Visual Art and Poetry
took place Oct. 2 - 16
with the closing Reception Oct. 15, 5-8pm
The exhibit is down now.
Word from Kate is that it was a definite success. Kate continues
to offer her youth poetry workshops at 3S.
Contact Kate for more
By way of
background, here follows information about the exhibit. We hope
to have a review from Kate.
An open invitation
to artists and non-artists, poets and dabblers: bring the fruits
of your summer labors and show-off on the gallery walls. Photos,
poems, drawings, musings of all types. Bring them to the gallery
and put them up. An all ages show!
One of Kate's first projects: After School Poets
|After School Poets on
their way into Portsmouth Library
with After School Poets working on poetry and art in the
One of my 'pet projects'
the After School Poets program, which ran
for several months at Portsmouth Public Library. I had several
young poets getting their start at writing verse, whose mothers
were a key to the process going smoothly. Not only did some
of them participate in April, but a some of this group's
work was on display at the Library last May.
Thank you for this
ongoing opportunity. And for your support.
images from Portsmouth's Ceremony and Celebration
Learn about our
previous Laureates here.
KatieTowler on Virginia Prescott's
"Word of Mouth" NHPR podcast
Speaking of 3S, after her book launch at 3S Artspace author Katie Towler
did readings and signings around the region. One of her stops was
with Virginia Prescott's "Word of Mouth" radio program.
We are huge fans of Katie's memoir. If you missed the 3S launch
event (and if you didn't) here's an opportunity to hear Katie
discuss her work in a fine interview by Virginia Prescott.
The podcast includes a brief audio excerpt (which we didn't know
existed) of Robert reading his Prescott Park posted poem. The podcast is 14 minutes.
Take a listen. ~Ed.