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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
ANNOUNCING THE LAST PROGRAM OF THE 10th SEASON on SATURDAY, JUNE 18th at 10:30 a.m.
with THE LITERARY WORK OF MARINA KEEGAN,
Doors open at 10:00 a.m, program begins at 10:30 and ends by 1:00
your host, Cheryl Perreault
Marina Keegan was a writer of short stories, personal essays, social commentary, poems, and plays: a literary pentathlete. She grew up in Wayland, Massachusetts and attended Yale University where she majored in English, was a leader of Occupy Yale; served as one of the youngest paid staffers on the Obama campaign;and organized panels on health care and homelessness. As a writer, she won the Meeker English Prize, the ORLO Writing Award, and Yale’s Moth Story Slam. During her college years, she also won David Rakoff’s Gilded Ink Writing Contest and heard her story read on NPR’s “Selected Shorts.” Her work appeared in The New Yorker online and The New York Times, and she is the only person ever to have been honored for both fiction and nonfiction by the Norman Mailer College Writing Competition. “The Opposite of Loneliness,” was Marina’s final message to her college classmates, distributed in a special edition of the Yale Daily News at the 2012 Commencement exercises. After her death in a car accident five days after she graduated magna cum laude, her words of inspiration resounded around the globe, receiving 1.4 million hits in 98 countries and transforming her into an icon for her generation. The Opposite of Loneliness is culled from the rich trove of writing Marina left behind when she died at 22. Her family, friends, and teachers worked together to find the most recent versions of her essays and stories and chose the best. Marina’s death became a summons to life for the millions who have heard her words. “Let’s make something happen to this world,” she wrote. Her readers have taken up her challenge by making documented changes in their lives and the lives of others.
Marina's writing will be represented at Wake up and Smell the Poetry on June 18th by her mother,Tracy Keegan.
Outrageous Fortune is a Boston-based acoustic trio whose broad repertoire ranges from early jazz, blues, and jug band music, to traditional and contemporary folk.The trio features Chris Welles on fingerstyle guitar and vocals; Rod Thomas on harmonicas and vocals; and Dan Dick on jug, washboard, upright bass, dobro, and vocals. In addition to their instrumental virtuosity, audiences relish their smooth three-part vocal harmonies, strong groove, and the abundant joy that infuses every performance. Outrageous Fortune has been bringing smiles to countless New England audiences since 1998 at coffeehouses, festivals, clubs, public libraries, and private parties. Visit their website at http://www.outrageousfortune.org
Martha Collins’ most recent book of poetry is Admit One: An American Scrapbook (Pittsburgh, 2016). She has also published seven earlier collections, including Day Unto Day, White Papers, and the book-length poem Blue Front, as well as four volumes of co-translated Vietnamese poetry. Collins has won numerous awards for her work, including an Anisfield-Wolf Award, two Ohioana awards, the Laurence Goldstein poetry prize, and fellowships from the NEA, the Bunting Institute, the Witter Bynner Foundation, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation. Founder of the creative writing program at UMass-Boston, she served as Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College for ten years, and is currently editor-at- large for FIELD magazine.
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.