VITAMIN P IS FOR POETRY…AT THE LIBRARY!
Free Series of Workshops and Readings
Next: Poetry Reading
Saturday, June 8, 1-3 pm
Central Library Rotunda
Register soon to pick up some great ideas and share your own poetry at the Central Library this winter! Award-winning local poet María Luisa Arroyo will lead five poetry workshops and three poetry readings.
Our “Vitamin P for Poetry” series culminates on Saturday, June 8 from 1-3 p.m. in the Central Library Rotunda with a family friendly, bilingual Poetry Reading event (Spanish & English) for all ages.
At each of these readings copies of the poets' books and audio materials will be available for purchase. Preregistration is required for all poets who would like to read; we will accept as many entries as we can accommodate in two hours. There is a limit of two poems per reader per round. (For 18+ unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.)
Please call (413) 263-6828, ext. 213 or sign up online for the workshops and readings at the Events Calendar.
Each program in the “Vitamin P for Poetry” series will feature a raffle giving those present a chance to win a poetry themed book. Funding for this series has been provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Websites for poetry readers and writers, listed in the library's Directory of the Web.
Poetry Resources at the Springfield City Library: A finding aid to help you locate material at the library.
Poetry in the Movies: Filmlist of titles available throughout the C/WMars system.
Collections of Love Poetry: Available at the Springfield City Library.
Local Resources, Events, and Links
Word in Westfield: Every Tuesday evening at 6:00, Teapot Gallery, 22 Elm Street (route 10/202). For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
María Luisa Arroyo: P is for Poetry
Spoken Word Greenfield : Open Mic the 3rd Tuesday of every month.
Lori Desrosier's Poetry News covers poetry events in the Pioneer Valley and Western MA as well as the larger Springfield/Worcester/Hartford area.
The Florence Poets' Society hosts monthly meetings (open to all poets), sponsors an annual contest and publishes the annual anthology Silkworm.
Drive-By Poets is a non-profit public poetry postering project in Northampton, Massachusetts. Anyone may submit poems for consideration
The Poetry Center at Smith College hosts literary events and supports poetry programs in the local community.
The Emily Dickinson Museum in Amherst offers a variety of programs throughout the year.
Northampton's Forbes Library hosts a weekly Poetry Discussion Group (Mondays 7:00-8:45) and a monthly Poetry Reading Series .
UMass Amherst's MFA Program for Poets and Writers: Visiting Writers Series.
Author events at the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley frequently include poetry readings.
María Luisa Arroyo - local poet and educator
Latina Poet , website of Magdalena Gomez, local poet, playwright and arts educator.
The Shine! Online Journal of literature, poetry, art, and photography is always looking for submissions. Edited by local writer/teacher Pamela Tyree Griffin.
Amherst Writers and Artists offers workshops, retreats & personal writing services for writers across the US.
Patchwork Farm Retreat offers creative writing and yoga workshops at their mountainside home in western Massachusetts.