MINT: A spoken word event by Kayla Marie (November 22)

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Jupiter Hall Live! Performance Series proudly presents MINT, a spoken word event featuring storytelling, song and original work by emerging local artist Kayla Marie.

Sunday’s best never looked so good! This original production of MINT combines the musical roots of African American spiritual hymns and modern elements of spoken word to tell the story of one African American woman.

This melodic poetry fusion creates a provoking narrative while addressing the importance of telling your own story. MINT’s themes include the history of African Americans and the dialogue of societal issues regarding colorism, racism and self-acceptance in conjunction with a soul music twist.

Artist info:
Telling, singing, and even shouting what have, for too long, remained whispered realities of the black experience, Kayla Marie of Kayla Marie Poetry, a spoken word artist, shines a light onto her own struggles and story. Her work invites all peoples to claim the power that comes when an individual controls their own narrative. The combination of African American hymns and modern themes create a soul poetic fusion that aids in tackling societal issues.
Please feel free to contact Jimmy Pappas at jpappas235@gmail.com if you have any questions.

October 28-31, 2019: Poetry Bridging Continents IV

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Poetry Bridging Continents IV: “Rivers … were made in heaven” (R. Frost) is a four day international gathering open to the public at New England College that brings together New England and leading Chinese New Pastoral poets, scholars, and cultural ambassadors to explore ways to build bridges between two distinct cultures and communities using Pastoral Poetry and literary scholarship as a guide.

The symposium continues the alternating annual gatherings between American and Chinese poets and scholars in the New England region and in China that builds upon the environmental creativity of the New Pastoral scholarship which the Twenty-first Century has birthed on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. The New Pastoral Poetry is evolving in the 21st Century into the poetry of The Anthropocene: The geologic period when human activity is the dominant force on the planet’s environment. Pastoral Poetry’s central focus is concerned with the ways language can be used to preserve and care for natural landscapes, history, and place, in times of human-induced change—a common need for both cultures to address.

Additional events at the AMC Highland Center at Crawford Notch take place October 31-November 1.

All events in the symposium are FREE and OPEN to the public.

For a PDF of the full schedule of events at New England College and the AMC Highland Center, click HERE —–> Poetry Bridging Continents IV Complete Schedule

For additional Information please contact: Maura MacNeil: mmacneil@nec.edu or Rodger Martin: rodgerwriter@myfairpoint.net

Free Poetry Workshop in East Kingston November 9, 2019

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Attention:
Poetry Society of New Hampshire Members and non-member adult and high school poets

Poetry Workshop

Free to All! [Poetry Society Members/ others welcome to join as members]

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Location:  East Kingston Public Library – 47 Maplevale Road, East Kingston, NH

Time:  11:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • Bring a bag lunch and beverage
  • Bring a notebook and pen/pencil
  • Experienced and beginner poets welcome!

Workshop Facilitator – Bob Moore

Bob Moore is the author of several volumes of poetry, contributor to poetry journals, a songwriter and accomplished musician, guitar instructor, has several music CDs and is a science teacher in Pelham, NH. Bob is a member of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire.

Bob will lead participants in poetry exercises including:

  • Writing a persona poem
  • Writing a memory poem

There will be opportunity for voluntary sharing and constructive feedback

Workshop Coordinator – Julie A. Dickson [Richter]

Julie A. Dickson is a Poetry Society of New Hampshire member, poet and writer of young adult fiction, author of several books and contributor to poetry journals.

If you are interested in attending this workshop or have questions, please email:

Jdickson55@yahoo.com