The Cruelest Month

Why? because it’s National Poetry Month, which means there are SO many good readings,
and only one of you.

Use your time wisely. Save the date for these two beauties:

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Rebel-Yes Bitchez Read!
Thursday, April 18, 7:30pm
Ashfield Lake House

In honor of National Poetry Month and Dre, Queen of the Ashfield Lake House, five poets with serious cred and bad attitude will grace the Lake House stage.

Come for the reading, come early to eat and drink. You won’t be disappointed! And if you are, keep it to yourself, because…bitchez.

The featured readers are:
Amy Dryansky, Marie Gauthier, Rebecca Hart Olander, Karen Skolfield, Sarah Sousa

More details to come…

Florence Poetry Carnival

In With the New:
Poets Laureate at the Florence Poetry Carnival
Saturday, April 27, 4:30pm
Florence Civic Center

My time is up! Help me welcome the new Northampton poet laureate to the community at the first Florence Poetry Carnival. I’ll introduce the new laureate, Karen Skolfield, and say goodbye, at an event that will feature a reading by both of us, followed by a conversation and Q & A with the audience.

The Florence Poetry Carnival is an all-volunteer event presented in conjunction with Massachusetts ArtWeek. The Carnival will take place on the grounds of the Florence Civic building at 90 Park Street.  More details to come.

The Poet Laureate position is funded by the Northampton Arts Council, an organization supported by the city of Northampton and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Florence Poetry Carnival is supported by a suggested donation of $5.00 per person, private donations and local businesses.

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