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Stop, Look, & Listen: Poetry with Marjorie Block, Late Fall 2019
Nov
6
10:00 AM10:00

Stop, Look, & Listen: Poetry with Marjorie Block, Late Fall 2019

Walt Whitman said, “I think I will do nothing for a long time but listen.” Do you ever wish you could stop and simply listen? Together we will stop. We will look and listen to the world around us inside and outside of ourselves. We’ll keep a list of what we see and hear. We’ll play with these ordinary words and use them to write our feelings into poems. A secret: poetry lets you show how you feel without having to tell the whole story. Most importantly I want to say we are not going to grade ourselves in any way! So come and do nothing but listen to each other’s words. Listen to the songs of ourselves.

Date:

Wednesdays, Nov 6–Dec 18 (no class Nov 27)

Time:

10am–12pm

Location:

6 classes, in the Schoolhouse

Price:

$180 / $153 member

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Story Slam 2019 Series at Cape Cod Beer
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Story Slam 2019 Series at Cape Cod Beer

Here’s how it works:

  • Storytellers register online http://capemedia.org/story-slam-2019-series/. We are limited to 8 storytellers, so act fast! (Storytellers do not have to pay admission.)

  • Buy tickets online to guarantee reserved seating. Tickets at the door will be cash-only.

  • STUDENT DISCOUNT! Students with a valid high school or college ID pay only $5 at the door.

  • Storytellers have 5 minutes to tell their stories. The judges will judge each story on a scale from 1 to 10.

  • First and second place winners, and an audience favorite, receive a cash prize.

Next Story Slam: “The best gift ever…” on December 5th from 6 – 8 PM

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Salon of Shorts, December 2019
Dec
18
7:30 PM19:30

Salon of Shorts, December 2019

Cotuit Center for the Arts offers an open mic series called Salon of Shorts in the Art Studio on the third Wednesday of March, June, September, and December. Award-winning poets, playwrights, and spoken word performers Christine Rathbun Ernst and Gregory Hischak host the series, which encompasses all types of performances: poetry, storytelling, essay reading, music, performance art, improv, and stand-up.

“Everyone has in them five minutes of good storytelling, song, stand-up—even genius,” said Ernst.

“This is the perfect venue to try something new,” said Ernst, “to try out new material, and to find a new audience.”

Teaming with Ernst is Gregory Hischak, who has been hosting an open mic at O’Shea’s in West Yarmouth until recently.

“I have wanted to do an open mic on the mid-Cape for a long time,” said Ernst, “and, when Greg became available after the O’Shea’s open mic ended, I was eager to involve him in this new project. I am a big fan of his work and we have a complimentary performance style.”

Both Ernst and Hischak will perform at Salon of Shorts, which has already attracted considerable interest from local poets and musicians.

Gregory Hischak’s book, “Parts & Labour,” was published in 2012. It contains poetry, a play, and an interview the author. His poetry has been published in “Bellingham Revue,” “Green Mountain Review,” “Mid-America Poetry Review,” “Third Coast,” and other journals. He has toured and performed with spoken word troupes and has written several plays which had been performed by regional theaters across the country. His play, “Center of Gravity” was the 2010 winner of the Clauder Prize for New England Playwrights and was a 2011 finalist with the Massachusetts Cultural Council for playwriting, in addition to other awards.

Christine Rathbun Ernst’s recent shows include “The Fat Ass Cancer Bitch” and “The Fat Ass Cancer Bitch Goes Shopping,” which she has performed to sold-out audiences across the Cape. She will present her third show in the series at CCftA this summer. She describes her work as “the funny unapologetic, wickedly honest, poignant, hell-bent, pissed-off one breasted, loudmouth story of one woman’s examined life witty quirky unforgettable theatre of self-discovery, good story-telling, and pointed social commentary.” She has performed one-woman shows and at open mics throughout New England and is a two-time Mass Cultural Council Artist Grant finalist.

Each performer is limited to five minutes, including set-up.

Admission to Salon of Shorts is free.

Weds. December 18 at 7:30pm

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Painting from Poetry-3 classes starting 10/9
Oct
9
5:00 PM17:00

Painting from Poetry-3 classes starting 10/9

  • Barnstable Adult Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tired of doing “rote” painting? This course is all about using your creativity. You will compose a painting from the imagery of a poem of your choice. Please bring a paper copy of a poem of your choice to our first class. Additional fee for all supplies provided is $10. payable at the first class to instructor. Instructor: Ann Desroches

3 Wednesdays 10/9-23

5-7 pm

https://myactivecenter.com/#centers/USA.MA.Hyannis.Barnstable-Senior-Center

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Cotuit Library Writers’ Group
Sep
30
11:30 AM11:30

Cotuit Library Writers’ Group

Welcome to the Cotuit Library Writers’ Group! Due to popular demand, the Cotuit Library is now beginning a group dedicated to locals who want to try their hand at writing, want help with their written works, or just want a place to share their work with other writers. With help from Sharon Anderson of the Cape Cod Writers’ Studio, we’ll sit down and discuss writing and each other’s work to help one another grow as writers and storytellers. We aim to make this a monthly group, so sign up and join us this month to up your writing game today.

Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Please register at cotuitlibrary.org/events--activities or contact the Library.

URL for more details: https://www.cotuitlibrary.org

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Story Slam 2019 Series at Cape Cod Beer
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Story Slam 2019 Series at Cape Cod Beer

Here’s how it works:

  • Storytellers register online http://capemedia.org/story-slam-2019-series/. We are limited to 8 storytellers, so act fast! (Storytellers do not have to pay admission.)

  • Buy tickets online to guarantee reserved seating. Tickets at the door will be cash-only.

  • STUDENT DISCOUNT! Students with a valid high school or college ID pay only $5 at the door.

  • Storytellers have 5 minutes to tell their stories. The judges will judge each story on a scale from 1 to 10.

  • First and second place winners, and an audience favorite, receive a cash prize.

Next Story Slam: “I knew I was in trouble when…” on September 26th from 6 – 8 PM

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Stop, Look, & Listen: A Poetry Workshop with Marjorie Block
Sep
4
10:00 AM10:00

Stop, Look, & Listen: A Poetry Workshop with Marjorie Block

Walt Whitman said, “I think I will do nothing for a long time but listen.” Do you ever wish you could stop and simply listen? Together we will stop. We will look and listen to the world around us inside and outside of ourselves. We’ll keep a list of what we see and hear. We’ll play with these ordinary words and use them to write our feelings into poems. A secret: poetry lets you show how you feel without having to tell the whole story. Most importantly I want to say we are not going to grade ourselves in any way! So come and do nothing but listen to each other’s words. Listen to the songs of ourselves.

Date:

Wednesdays, Sep 4–Oct 9

Time:

10am–12pm

Location:

6 classes, in the Schoolhouse

Price:

$180 / $153 members

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Voices of Poetry – Off the Wall
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

Voices of Poetry – Off the Wall

Voices of Poetry – Off the Wall

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – 6:00 pm

Tao Water Art Gallery

1989 Main Street (Route 6A), West Barnstable, MA

(508) 375-0428 / www.taowatergallery.com

Suggested donation: $15 @ person.

Reservations suggested, but not required

Voices of Poetry (VOP) is delighted to present a summer evening of great poetry and music at Tao Water Art Gallery – a beautiful gallery owned by Dian Tong and her husband, artist Bao Lede – which boasts a museum-quality collection of contemporary Asian art.  This event will feature a stellar array of poets – Julia Lisella, Tzynya Pinchback, Marika Preziuso & Suzanne Rancourt – and music by Lary Chaplan (violin) & Thomas Leidenfrost (accordion).

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MEET THE AUTHOR / POETRY READING at the Centerville Historical Museum
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

MEET THE AUTHOR / POETRY READING at the Centerville Historical Museum

MEET THE AUTHOR / POETRY READING

CHM is hosting a poetry reading and book signing with poet Anca Vlasopolos. She'll be speaking on and reading from her newly published book of poems Often Fanged Light. Come meet the author, enjoy some refreshments, and have your book signed.

Friday, April 26, 7PM -  Admission $10/nonmember, $8/member

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