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Wake Up and Smell the Poetry
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|Wake Up and Smell the Poetry||Monday, 7:00 PM||Thursday, 4:30 AM||Thursday, 12:00 PM||Friday. 5:00 PM|
This series is for the merging of minds and souls of poets, musicians and other performing artists... as well as those simply coming to listen. We provide a forum for a variety of talented writers and performing artists to share their words and get people awakened and excited about the diversity of voices, perspectives and insights expressed through the art form of poetry, song and spoken word.
This program is offered jointly by myself a host/ producer and by HCAM Station Manager Jim Cozzens. Admission is free but there is a passing of the hat for the features. There are very talented poets and musicians on board for this coming season. You can sign up for reserved seating and open mic below. Open mic slots are limited and available on a first come first serve basis. (More info)
- Cheryl Perreault
No, they don't gather in some hip little cafe crowded with creatures of the night. But all the passion and prose of a fervent literary event can be found at the free Wake up and smell the poetry sessions held on Saturday morning each month at the HCAM-TV Studio in Hopkinton. --The Boston Globe, October, 2009
Collaborate- to work with another person or group in order to achieve or do something.
--Merriam Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
On December 7th, HCAM Studios will be waking up to the poetry of Rafael Campo, the story-telling of Elisa Pearmain and the songs of Al Gould. All three guest features also work in the field of the healing arts. Rafael Campo teaches and practices internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and has received the Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award from the American College of Physicians, for outstanding humanism in medicine. Elisa Pearmain is a licensed psychotherapist who has used story and narrative therapy with individuals and groups in hospitals, clinical and private practice settings. Al Gould performs his prolific compositions of music on stage as well as for a number of medical and healing centers. Each guest feature will read/perform for 20 minutes and an open mic for poetry, story and song will follow. Come and join as listening audience and help us celebrate the last program of the 2013 season!
Rafael Campo, M.A., M.D., D. Litt..(Hon.) is a poet and essayist who teaches and practices internal medicine at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is also on the faculty of Lesley University’s Creative Writing MFA Program. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Poetry Series award, and a Lambda Literary Award for his poetry; his third collection of poetry, Diva (Duke University Press, 2000), was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and his most recent, The Enemy (Duke, 2007), won the Sheila Motton Book Award from the New England Poetry Club, one of the nation’s oldest poetry organizations. In 2009, he received the Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award from the American College of Physicians, for outstanding humanism in medicine. His work has also been selected for inclusion in the Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize anthologies, and has appeared in many prominent periodicals including The Nation, The New Republic, the New York Times Magazine, Paris Review, Poetry, Salon.com, Slate.com, and elsewhere. Dr. Jerome Groopman, writing in the New York Times Book Review, says of his work, “Valuable and moving . . . he is undaunted by the ugliness of the physical deterioration apparent before his eyes, seeking always to capture the beauty of the human soul in struggle with physical reality;” The Los Angeles Times calls it “Reminiscent of Chekhov . . . in the way language comes up out of the body.” His new collection of poetry is Alternative Medicine, also from Duke.
Elisa Pearmain, M.Ed, M.A., LMHC, has been telling stories professionally in schools, conferences, festivals, libraries and churches for over 30 years. She is the award-winning author of two collections of wisdom tales, Doorways to the Soul: 52 Wisdom Tales from around the World (1998), and Once Upon a Time: Storytelling to Teach Character and Prevent Bullying (2006). She is a licensed psychotherapist who has used story and narrative therapy with individuals and groups in hospitals, clinical and private practice settings. She has a special interest in the forgiveness process and recently recorded a double CD called: Forgiveness: Telling our Stories in New Ways (2013) which contains over 16 tales from many traditions. She recently presented her workshop on Forgiveness through Story at the National Storytelling Conference in Richmond, VA. Her publications are available through her website www.wisdomtales.com.
Al Gould is a musical composer, arranger, teacher, session player, engineer and performer, who has worked in a great variety of venues in an eclectic variety of styles. In a professional career spanning 40 years, Al has been privileged to work with Stephen Stills, Tom Paxton, Tom Rush, Ben Vereen, Peter Rowan and for President Bill Clinton. He currently performs and teaches in Greater Boston, where he also composes and records in his home studio.
More Information on our program:
Open Mic Information:
People come from near and far sharing poetry, spoken word and songs, some for the first time and some who are seasoned writers/performers. Regardless of experience, those who have performed at the open mic in the last three seasons have traditionally offered their best for this friendly and professional setting. This has resulted in a showcasing of a very special blend of impressive talents within each month's program so that most performances are included in either the monthly "Wake up..." series or the "All Open Mic" program.
If you are interested in reserving an open mic spot or simply in reserving a seat to watch as audience, please sign up above.