Attend a Meeting or Reading

Quarterly Meetings

We meet the last Saturday of the months of January, April, July and October, and all are welcome. The July meeting is our annual meeting where we conduct whatever business is necessary. At the other three we have featured readers or workshop leaders. All offer members a chance to read during an open mic.

PSNH Reading Series

Jimmy Pappas hosts featured readers every third Wednesday at Gibson’s Bookstore from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Audience interaction is always encouraged. Admission is free. For a tentative list of 2019 Featured Readers, please click here.

Slam Free or Die

Mark Palos hosts Slam Free Or Die at Stark Brewing Company. This event features open mic nights for poets and spoken-word artists every Thursday night in Manchester, NH. There is an open mic every night and poetry slams are also held several times a month. Doors open and sign-ups begin at 7:00 pm with open mic beginning at 8:00 pm. Featured poets and slams follow the open mic. Come and enjoy the delicious food and beverages at Stark Brewing Company! There is a $3 cover charge. This is an all-ages show in a private function room. For more information: e-mail SlamFreeorDie@gmail.com or call 603-858-3286. Stark Brewing Company is located next to Arms Park at 500 N. Commercial Street in Manchester, NH. There is plenty of free parking at the rear of the building (facing the river) and you can feel free to use the entrance on that side.

New Hampshire Poetry Festival

Join us for the 5th Annual New Hampshire Poetry Festival, an exciting event celebrating the reading and writing of poetry. The festival, taking place on Saturday, September 14, 2019, is organized by the society and New England College MFA in Creative Writing program (NEC MFA). For the most up-to-date festival information, please visit the festival site using the “NH POETRY FEST” link at the top of this page.