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  "To have great poets there must be great audiences too."  — Walt Whitman

PPLP Calendar & Hoots
(See down below for Hoot locations)

NH Writers Project - Regional Poetry Listings

NH Poetry Society - Poetry Listings


Submit a calendar item:
Send your event to info@PPLP.org

2013 and beyond

Submit your calendar items to:  info@pplp.org

 

Repeating Events
Always call ahead if you are not sure. Events are subject to change.
Sunday afternoons - 2:30 - Del Rossi’s Trattoria, Dublin - Fall and Spring readings & open mic (rodgerwriter@tds.net)

Sundays - 5-7 - WSCA Portsmouth Community Radio Spoken Word Rotation, 106.1FM. If the station does not reach you, you can listen via the internet by going to the website and following the instructions there. You will need the latest RealOne Player.

1st Monday of each month - 6:30 - Goodwin Library, Farmington - Adult Poets and Writers Group (755-2944)

1st and third Mondays of each month -- 7 to 8:30 p.m. -- Serenity Cafe at Foyes Corner in Rye. Open mic -- 40 minutes of open mic short fiction, followed, after a 10-minute break for socialization and chapbook selling, by 40 minutes of open mic poetry. The cafe will serve food and beverages during the event.

2nd Monday of the month - 6:30 - Conway Public Library - two features followed by open mic for poets, storytellers, and acoustic musicians hosted by Tom Diegoli - (447-5552) (CPL at 447-5552 or thomasjdiegoli@earthlink.net (please put "Open Mic" in the Subject line)

3rd Quarterly Monday - Jan/Apr/Jul/Oct: Portsmouth Community Radio, 909 Islington Street. Spoken Word Collective Meeting, open to all. You don’t need to run a show to be part of what’s said! Bringing good eats encouraged. Held at Info at spokenword@portsmouthcommunityradio.org. WSCA-LP 106.1 FM is non-commercial/non-profit; see www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org.

4th Monday of the month - 5:30 - 7pm - Village Bookstore, Main St., Littleton - Open mic (Jeff Wheeler 444-5263)

1st Tuesday of the month - 7PM - Mandarin Taste, Plymouth - open mic (535-2492)

1st Tuesday of the month -7:30pm - Moultonborough Town Library, Moultonboro - Features followed by open mic (476-8895)

3rd Tuesday of the month - 7pm - Beidermans Deli, Plymouth - open mic (535-2392)

Every Wednesday - Wednesdays, 7pm-8pm, Writers in the Round (WITR) –– A live radio showcase with songwriters and poets hosted by Deidre Randall, aired on WSCA 106.1FM-Portsmouth Community Radio, and streamed live on the internet at www.wscafm.org.

Every Wednesday of the month - 7PM - Green Martiny, Concord - open mic with Isaac Harris (xheartlessnothingx@yahoo.com)

1st Wednesday of the month - 7pm - Café Espresso, 738 Islington St., Portsmouth - Hoots sponsored by Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program (info@pplp.org) (Except July & August) (for complete listing of features go to http://www.PPLP.org/hootnight.htm

2nd Wednesday of the month - 6:30 p.m. - Water Street Bookstore, downtown Exeter - Poetry Reading with featured readers, followed by open mic. Contact John Ferguson, 778 9731.

3rd Wednesday of the month - 7pm - Gibson's Bookstore in Concord - featured readers followed by open mic hosted by Don Kimball (prisdon@comcast.net)

5th Wednesdays - 7-9 pm - Old Oak Tavern, North Main Street, Rochester - “Leftover Beans features and open mic (pastored@ttlc.net or 330-3995)

2nd Thursday of the month - 7PM - 8/10/06 - 7-8:45 - Crackskulls Books, 86 Main St, Newmarket, across from gazebo - Spoken Word Open Mic - sign up early (achaffee@warrenmorrisltd.com)

2nd Thursday of the month - 8PM - Barnes & Noble, Nashua - Poets Unbound (888-5961)

3rd Thursday of the month - 7-9pm - Press Room , 77 Daniel Street, Portsmouth - Beat Night (431-5186)

3rd Thursday of the month - 7pm - Effingham Public Library, 30 Townhouse Road, Effingham - Writer's Night with features and open mic (539-1537 or katiemccarthy@adelphia.net)

4th Thursday of the month  -  7 - 9 pm - The Country Bookseller, Durgin Stables, N. Main Street, Wolfeboro; Poets in the Attic, open mic (call Gordon or Cheryl Lang at 539-4472 or email at glang11@earthlink.net). 

Every Friday - 7PM - The Governor’s Inn Café - 78 Wakefield St., Rochester - open mic with host Mike White - (332-0107)

2nd Friday of the month 8pm - 58 Lowell Street, Nashua, Chapel of the UU Church - NH Poets Corner - two features followed by open mic at 9PM $2 cover (saffronmuse@msn.com)

3rd Friday of the month - 7:30PM - Cool Coffee, 139 Main Street, Biddeford, ME - Peddlar Bridges hosts a monthly open mic (207-282-5133)

4th Friday of the month - 8pm - UU Church, 58 Lowell St., Nashua - Poets Corner - features followed by open mic (saffronmuse@msn.com)

3rd Sunday of the month - Dover Soul, 364 Central Ave, Dover - open mic - contact April (834-6965)

 


IN MAINE

Always, always call first before going if it is your first time out. Things move around a lot!

1st Tuesday of the month - 7 - 9pm Rice Bldg., Rice Public Library, Kittery ME - open mic, tea & coffee (207-439-0199)

Every Tuesday of the month - 7-10pm - The North Star Café, 227 Congress Street, Portland, ME - Portland, ME - Open mic & Hip Hop, jazz, slam or feature (207-774-0404 or http://www.acousticspokenword.com)

1st, 3rd, 5th Thursday - 7pm - Borders South Portland - Poetry Group - (207-775-6110)

2nd Thursday - 7pm - Barnes & Noble, 9 Marketplace Drive, Augusta - Poetry Circle with Doug Woodsum (207-621-0038)

1st Thursday - 7pm - Barnes & Noble, 9 Marketplace Drive, Augusta - Poetry Workshop (207-621-0038)

4th Thursday - 8:30pm - Geno’s , 625 Congress Street, Portland - Open Poetry Reading - $3 at signup, must be 21 (207-772-7891)

last Thursday of each month - Acoustic Spoken Word, 32 Danforth St, Portland, ME - Stonecoast MFA poets (207-774-0404)

For more up to date or specific info pick up a copy of the Portland Phoenix which is free and available at most grocery stores where they put all the free publications.

 


IN MASSACHUSETTS

An excellent link with listings of spoken word venues, etc in and around Worcester, MA and beyond http://wcpa.homestead.com

A link with links to poetry happenings around Eastern Massachusetts

http://stonesouppoetry.blogspot.com

2nd Tuesday of the month - 7-9pm - poetry hoot sponsored by the Frost Foundation of Lawrence MA - venue varies (call 978-725-8828)

3rd Saturday of the month –– Wake up and Smell the Poetry, 10:30AM - HCAM Studio, 77 Main St., Hopkinton, MA - features plus open mic (cherylperl43@hotmail.com) Limited seating hcam.tv for more info

Slams

This is the best Massachusetts SLAM link: Worcester, Java Hut, Worcester Poets' Asylum / Worcester Poetry Slam, (www.poetsasylum.org).Java Hut, (508) 752-1678.)

Open Mic every Sunday Night at 7pm Cambridge, Cantab Lounge, Boston Cantab Poetry Slam, (cantab@slamnews.com or http://www.slamnews.com). Open mic begins at 8:00 on Wednesday, followed by a half-hour feature and a slam. Cover $3. when and where: Wednesdays at 8:00 PM

Cambridge, Lizard Lounge, 92 Paul Revere Road, (poetryjam@hotmail.com or www.poetryjam.com)

East Bridgewater, East Bridgewater Library, 32 Union Street, Poetribe, (www.angelfire.com/poetry/bridgewaterslam), Twice a month, Saturdays. From 6-10:30

Nantucket, The UMass. Boston Field Station, Nantucket, Nantucket Poetry Slam, Len Germinara (See contact info above) Twice monthly, Sundays. From 2-4 PM

For Complete NH Calendar Listing - Go to The New Hampshire Writer's Project Calendar
 
Hoots and Open Mic's:

Always call ahead if you are not sure. Events are subject to change.

What Where When
The Poetry Hoot
Sponsored by the Portsmouth
Poet Laureate Program. 2 featured poets, followed by an open mike
Cafe Espresso Restaurant
738 Islington Street
in the 800 Islington Plaza, Portsmouth, NH.  Get Map
1st Wednesday of the month at 7PM
More info: http://www.pplp.org/HootNight.htm
Serenity Cafe Open mic
Forty minutes of open mic short fiction, followed, after a 10-minute break for socialization and chapbook selling, by 40 minutes of open mic poetry.
Serenity Cafe at Foyes Corner in Rye 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7PM
Beat Poetry Night
Featured poets rant to the beat-jazz sounds of Larry Simon and Groove Bacteria, followed by an open mike.
The Press Room
Tavern
77 Daniel Street, Portsmouth, NH
Get Map
Various Thursdays of the month at 7PM - More info:
www.portsmouthnh.com/pressroom/
Stone Pigeon Poetry
Reading Series

Featuring area poets and an open mike. Entrants may submit work to be included in ongoing publication.
Breaking New Grounds
Coffee House
Portsmouth, NH  Get Map 
2nd Monday of each month.
7:00 - 9:00 PM.
Bring a poem to read.
Kittery (Rice Library)
Open Poetry Reading

Come one and all - bring your poem open mic with tea & coffee
Rice Bldg., Rice Public Library, Kittery, Maine - (207-439-0199) 1st Tuesday of the month. 7--9 PM
Acoustic Cafe
featured reader and open mic
Accoustic Cafe
Danforth St., Portland, Maine
Every Tuesday, 7--9 PM
Live Poets' Society
Featured readers and open mic
 
Geno's at Brown Street
Portland, Maine
Every last Thursday of the month
8:30--10:30ish PM
Poets in the Attic - Open Mic
(no featured readers
)

 

 

 

The Country Bookseller, Durgin Stables, N. Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 4th Thursday of the month  -  7 - 9 pm (call Gordon or Cheryl Lang at 539-4472 or email at glang11@earthlink.net). 
Writers in the Round - Radio Show
with Diedre Randall on WSCA - 106.1
FM.
Tune in to WSCA - 106.1
or stream from: www.wirenh.com/radio
Diedre is always looking for poet guests - email her at witr@deidrerandall.com if uoi wish
to be considered as a guest on the show.
Conway Public Library
with host Tom Diegoli, featured poet and musicians, followed by poets, acoustic musicians, & storytellers.
Conway Public Library
15 Main Street, Conway, NH
Every second Monday - 6:30 - 8:30 -  CPL at 447-5552 or thomasjdiegoli@earthlink.net
Crackskulls Open mic
 (no featured readers)
Crackskulls Books, Route 108, Newmarket, NH 2nd Thursday of the month
7-8:30 p.m. 659-8181
Poetry Slam

Featured readers then open mic

Water Street Bookstore, Water Street, downtown Exeter

 

Second Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. Contact John Ferguson, 778 9731

Always call ahead if you are not sure. Events are subject to change.

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