Welcome to the schedule of the 2015 Massachusetts Poetry Festival, happening May 1-3 in the beautiful and historic town of Salem! 

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Open Mic [clear filter]
Saturday, May 2

2:00pm EDT

Rightin' Words Poetry Open Mic
Limited Capacity seats available

“Rightin’ Words” Poetry Open-Mic where the audience is the feature! Festival goers are encouraged to attend and share their own written pieces on stage in a friendly, inviting setting. First come, first serve signups, event starts at 1:30PM! Come express yourselves and share your writings!

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James Soule

Muriel Soule has discovered that she was actually he and also the only way to live is to leave a legacy. Therefore, he will leave one of words and tentacles.

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CJ Rizzo

beatnik bohemian poet, artist, musician, bmxer, surfer, gypsypiratewitch, health inspector, paranormal investigator, fire spinner, filmmaker, photographer, tarot reader, minstrel street performer, merry prankster, shaman, philanthropist, Jedi, and human being from Salem, Massachusetts... Read More →

Saturday May 2, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Jo' Freedom Café 196 Essex St., Salem MA

3:15pm EDT

Aloha Winter, Aloha Spring
In extreme winters like this one, what is there to do but cuddle up under thick blankets and write? (Post shoveling, that is.) In this reading, we will wave goodbye to winter and hello to spring by reading the winter- or spring-themed poems we've written during this thick season of snow. Bring one poem on winter or spring (three minutes or less) to read to the Mass Poetry audience. Sign up will take place at the event, first-come first-served. We’ll host as many poems as time will allow. 

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Laurin Macios

Program Director, Mass Poetry
Laurin Macios was born in Miami, Florida and raised just short of everywhere (Florida, Germany, North Carolina, Colorado, and Holland). She has her MFA in Creative Writing Poetry from the University of New Hampshire and is Program Director of Mass Poetry. She previously worked... Read More →

Saturday May 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
PEM East India Marine Hall