Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Mr. Hip

                     Boston National Poetry Month Festival, 2017
                          ~Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square,
                          ~Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street,
                          ~Fisher College, 116 Beacon Street, Boston

          April 5th-9th; FREE ADMISSION to all events.
             High School Poetry Slam Competition. Dozens of Established Poets. Publishing Panel.
             An Evening of Poetry, Music & Dance.  Emerging Poets and two Open Mic's.

        Many thanks to our official broadcast media sponsor, WBUR
                                    We are pleased to present our 3rd Annual High School Poetry Slam Competition.
        From 7:00-9:30pm, teams from local high schools will compete at Alumni Hall on the
        Fisher College campus, 116 Beacon Street. With MC "Mr. Hip."

                               The Festival continues at Boston Public Library with 13 Keynote Poets.  They include 
        winners of the Massachusetts Book Award, the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
        The Commonwealth Salon, 700 Boylston Street, 1st floor.

                              7:30-9:15 pm at The Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor,                 Presenting  our 4th annual evening of Poetry Music & Dance. Produced by Lucy Holstedt,                             professor at Berklee College of Music, this concert features writers and performers in an eclectic
        mix of genres, with artisits from Berklee and the greater Boston area. With financial support of the                 Middle East & ZuZu Restaurants and Music clubs, and in partnership with the Community Church.
                    &                At Boston Public Library, you can enjoy over 50 established and emerging poets,             including Boston's Poet Laureate, Danielle Legros Georges, other former and current poets                           laureate, and professors at area colleges. Open Mic both days (see schedule for sign-up).
        Saturday also features a panel on Craft and Publishing
                               Related poetry month events, April 5th-12th, at Berklee and Boston conservatory:
        the 3rd Annual Words and Music [and Movement] Festival, include BNPMF poets and musicians,                 faculty and students from Berklee/BOCO, and other hightly-acclaimed artists.

Boston National Poetry Month Festival is co-sponsored by Tapestry of Voices & Kaji Aso Studio
 in collaboration with Boston Public Library.      
FOR INFORMATION: Tapestry of Voices: 617-306-9484. Library: 617-536-5400.

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