MONTPELIER CELEBRATES NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Thank you to everyone who submitted their poems to PoemCity 2020! Submittable is now closed for this year and we are no longer accepting poems. Don't miss out; join the library's enewsletter and get notices about PoemCity and other library programs. Join at: https://www.kellogghubbard.org/hours-contact.

 

We hope you will join us for a poetry event this April. Below is the tentative schedule for PoemCity 2020. Some details may be subject to change, so please check in as we get closer to April. We will update details here, on our PoemCity Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PoemCityMontpelier/), and a program booklet with complete information, will be available at the library in April. 

Thanks for helping to make National Poetry Month so fantastic in Montpelier!

Events are free, open to all, and accessible, unless otherwise noted

 

Wednesday, April 1

Poetry Out Loud at Farmer’s Night 7:30 p.m. | Vermont State House Chambers, 115 State Street

 

Thursday, April 2

Reading: CCV Poets 6:30–8 p.m. | Community College of Vermont, 660 Elm Street

 

Friday, April 3

Richard Blanco, How to Love a Country 7 p.m. | Unitarian Church of Montpelier, 130 Main Street

 

Saturday, April 4

Workshop: Richard Blanco 10:30 a.m. | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St. (Pre-registration required)

 

Sunday, April 5

Concert: Aaron Marcus, Poetry Set to Music | Downtown Montpelier (This location is not accessible)

 

Mondays, April 6/13/20/27

Poetry Club Noon-1 p.m. | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street

 

Monday, April 6

Reading: Sydney Lea, Tim Mayo 6 p.m. | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street

 

Tuesday, April 7

Reading: Laura Foley, Rebecca Starks, Penny Cray 7 p.m. | Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street

 

Wednesday, April 8                                                                                                                                                                                  

Reading: “TIDAL_WAVE” 3 - Shockwave Studio Art & Literary Program 6 p.m. | Kellogg-Hubbard Library

 

Thursday, April 9 

Reading: MSAC Poets & Artist Reception 1-4 p.m. | Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street

 

Fridays, April 10/17

Workshop: Sydney Lea 1-4 p.m. | Vermont Humanities Council, 11 Loomis Street (Pre-registration required)

 

Friday, April 10

Reading: The Poetry Society of Vermont 7 p.m. | T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre Street

 

Saturday, April 11

Poetry Workshop & Slam with Geof Hewitt 2-5 p.m. | Center for Arts and Learning, 46 Barre Street

 

Monday, April 13

Reading & Music: Geof Hewitt, Bob Hannan 6:30 p.m. | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street

 

Tuesday, April 14

Reading: Peter Gizzi, Bianca Stone, Emily Pettit 7 p.m. | Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street

 

Wednesday, April 15

Workshop: Toussaint St. Negritude & Gahlord Dewald 6 p.m. | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street

 

Thursday, April 16

Reading: Vietnam and Other Wars, Lynn Wild 6-8 p.m. | American Legion Post 3, 21 Main Street

 

Saturday, April 18

Workshop: Poetry Postcards, Rebecca Jamieson 9-Noon| Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College St. (Pre-registration required)

Concert: Jaguar Stereo, Jazz & Poetry 7 p.m. | Garage Cultural Center, 58 State St.

 

Monday, April 20

Reading: Jesse LoVasco, Sean Prentiss, Amy Williams 6 p.m. | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street

 

Tuesday, April 21

Reading: Didi Jackson, Vievee Francis 7 p.m. | Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street

 

Wednesday, April 22

Workshop: Lois Eby, Jody Gladding, Martha Zweig 6-8 p.m. | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street

 

Thursday, April 23

Reading: Judith Chalmer, Scudder Parker 6 p.m. | Vermont Humanities Council, 11 Loomis Street

 

Friday, April 24

Reading: George Abraham 5:30 p.m. | Vermont College of Fine Arts Chapel, 36 College Street

 

Monday, April 27

Reading: LGBTQ Poets 6:30 p.m. | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street

Tuesday, April 28

Reading: Kerrin McCadden featuring Dr. Michael Rappaport 7 p.m. | Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street

 

Wednesday, April 29

Poetry Slam: Climate Change 7 p.m. | Lost Nation Theater, 39 Main Street

 

Thursday, April 30

PoemCity 2020 Cocktail Party 5:30 p.m. | Vermont Humanities Council, 11 Loomis

 

 

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