Happy National Poetry Month! Here is what’s coming up in April.
Wednesday, April 3rd – Hoot Featuring David R. Surette and Mercy Carbonell poetry reading at Cafe Espresso. 7-9 pm, doors open before 6 pm, program starts slightly before 7 pm. Located in Plaza 800 off Islington Street in Portsmouth
Friday, April 5th – Sunday, April 7th – Exeter’s Lit Fest various events in Exeter, NH to kick off National Poetry Month. Find out more here!
Friday, April 5th – First Friday Coffeehouse Youth Poetry Reading at the UU Church. With featured readers Riley White and New Hampshire’s Youth Poet Laureate, Cate Dixson. 12 Elm St. Exeter, NH. Begins at 7 pm.
Saturday, April 6th – Teen Poetry Workshop at the Exeter Public Library. Teens are invited to bring their poems or anything else they’re working on and will have a chance to share and get feedback. If there’s time leftover they’ll try out some poetry prompts as well. Lead by NHYPL, Cate Dixson. 4 Chestnut Street, Exeter, NH. 2:30 – 3:15 pm
Sunday, April 7th – Celebrate Poetry Month at MainStreet BookEnds Warner resident, Deborah Brown will be reading from her new book of poetry, The Human Half. Also featuring New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice Fogel and NHYPL Cate Dixson. Find out more here. 16 E Main St, Warner, NH. Starts at 1 pm.
Friday, April 12th – Youth Open Mic at the Exeter Public Library a reading from NH Youth Poet Laureate, Cate Dixson will be followed by an hour-long open mic. 4 Chestnut Street, Exeter, NH. 6 – 7:30pm
Saturday, April 16th – Reading with Former Portsmouth Poet Laureate the North Hampton, NH, Public Library will present former Portsmouth Poets Laureate Mimi White, Mark DeCarteret and John Perrault in a special program of word and song at 7 pm. This is a free event sponsored by the Library and everyone is welcome. 237A Atlantic Ave, North Hampton, NH
Wednesday, April 17th –Youth Reading at Gibson’s Bookstore open mic poetry reading open to all high school and middle school students. 45 S Main St, Concord, NH. 5:30 – 7 pm
Thursday, April 25th – Rice Pudding Poetry Series community readers Laurie Bilby, Matthew Entwistle, Ellen Hirshberg, Janis Wolak, and Cathy Wolff. The evening will include original instrumental music by guitarist David W. Graf. A longtime editor, writing workshop leader, and bookseller, Jody’s reading will include selections from her full-length collection of prose poems, On the Edge of No Answer (Bauhan Publishing 2017), as well as new work. 6-8pm. Reception and book signing. This event is free. Find out more here. Rice Library, 8 Wentworth Street, Kittery, ME
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