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June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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2022 Poetry/Word Series

Four Free Performances

brought to you by Poets at Large in connection with ValleyCAST

Fourteen published and recognized poets will read in a poetry/spoken word series this year. The four events are free to the public and will include an open mic segment for audience members, as time allows, following intermission. Open Mic participants will read up to five minutes each and will sign up at the start of each event. Events will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, outside events will move indoors to the Singh Performance Center at the same location.

The first event on March 19th (snow date March 26) presents Jovonna Van Pelt, author of Unrelated Questions, Karen Warinsky, former Montreal Prize finalist and author of Gold in Autumn, and National Beat Poet Laureate (2020) Paul Richmond, author of several books including You Might Need a Bigger Hammer, The 24 Hour Store was Closed, and his latest, Swimming on the Titanic. Richmond operates Human Error Publishing and is a member of psychedelic funk band, Do It Now. Open Mic reader Robert Eugene Perry is the author of four books including Surrendering to the Path, and his newest, Earthsongs, will be released this year.

2022 Poetry/Word Schedule of Events:

Saturday, MARCH 19
7-9 pm – Singh Performance Center
Featured Readers: Jovonna Van Pelt, Karen Warinsky, Paul Richmond
Featured Open Mic reader: Robert Eugene Perry
Flutist: Terry Bradley

Sunday, MAY 22
2-4 pm – Community Plaza
Featured Readers: Gerald Yelle, Loretta (Rhett) Watts, Joshua M. Stewart
Featured Open Mic reader: Tianna Mercier

Sunday, JUNE 26
2-4 pm – Community Plaza
Featured Readers: Dina Stander, Robert Eugene Perry, Ben Grossberg
Featured Open Mic reader: Sarah St. George

Sunday, OCTOBER 23
2-4 pm – Singh Performance Center
Featured Readers: Brad Davis, Ben Grossberg, Rebecca Olander
Featured Open Mic reader: Susan Powers

Feel free to contact Karen Warinsky with questions.

This event is being hosted by ValleyCAST, the arts and culture arm of Open Sky Community Services. Following Open Sky’s COVID safety protocols, all attendees are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.


June 26
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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50 Douglas Road
Whitinsville, MA 01588 United States
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