I've been meaning to tell you how the sky is pink here sometimes like the roof of a mouth that's about to chomp down on the crooked steel teeth of the city, I remember the desperate things we did and that I stumble down sidewalks listening to the buzz of street lamps at dusk and the
Apr 27 2019
Celebrate National Poetry month at the Old Colony History Museum. Pre-registration is encouraged to ensure a presentation slot, please email [email protected] or call us at 508-822-1622 to get on the list.
66 Church Green02780 Taunton, Massachusetts
Apr 26 2019 to Apr 27 2019
The fourteenth annual Newburyport Literary Festival (NLF), Open a Book, Open Your World, will take place April 26-27, 2019 in various venues throughout downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts. This year the Festival will honor award-winning author and journalist Elaine Weiss.
The Festival’s Opening Ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26 at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in downtown Newburyport. Elaine Weiss will be in conversation with author Linda Hirshman. They will discuss Elaine’s latest novel, The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. Dinner With the Authors immediately follows at the Masonic Center, 31 Green Street in downtown Newburyport. The Opening Ceremony is free of charge. Tickets for Dinner With the Authors are $50/person, available online at newburyportliteraryfestival.org or by sending a check, made out to the Newburyport Literary Association, to the Newburyport Literary Association, Box 268, Newburyport, MA 01950.
On Saturday, April 27, the Festival will be in full swing beginning at 8:30 a.m. with Coffee with the Poets. During the day, a wide range of distinguished short story writers, children's authors, biographers, nature writers, critics, screenwriters, poets, novelists, and journalists will read from and discuss their work. Besides Ms. Weiss, Eric Jay Dolin, Jonathan Green, Joyce Maynard, David Ferry, Sydney Lea, Mary Jo Salter, Major Jackson, Rhina Espaillat, Russell Banks, Andre Dubus III, Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Elizabeth Elo, Eleanor Lipman, and Hank Phillippi Ryan, are among the participating authors and poets. On Saturday night, our weekend of events comes to a close with a lively discussion featuring local book clubs.
6:00pm to 9:30pm
Market Square01950 Newburyport, Massachusetts
Apr 04 2019
We're celebrating National Poetry Month at the Fitchburg Art Museum! Create a found poem and play poetry games, take an express tour at 4:30 p.m., shop the Fitchburg Farmers Market, and sip wine from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Admission is free from 3 to 7 p.m.
3:00pm to 7:00pm
185 Elm street01420 Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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We draw breath from brick
step on stones, weather-worn,
cobbled and carved
with the story of this church,
this meeting house,
where Ben Franklin was baptized
and Phillis Wheatley prayed—a mouth-house
The readers of the Boston Evening Transcript Sway in the wind like a field of ripe corn. When evening quickens faintly in the street, Wakening the appetites of life in some And to others bringing the Boston Evening Transcript, I mount the steps and ring the bell, turning Wearily, as one