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Performers Respond to SculptureNow

Walkin’ w/ WordXWord

June 29, 3P
The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox
[Free]

Wear your walking shoes as poets and other performers respond to the SculptureNow exhibition on the grounds of The Mount. In partnership with Jacob’s Pillow, Lift Ev’ry Voice, and The Mount.

Poets Creating Conversation

Summer In America

July 30, 7P
Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield
[Free]

There have been summers of love and summers of unrest. It’s summertime and it’s our 10th annual festival, so we’re asking poets to climb the 3 meter board and step off.

Impeachable Offenses

Story Slam

July 31, 7P
Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield
[Free]

The theme is Impeachable Offenses. First person, true stories, scored olympic-style!

Poetry Takes a Walk

Poetry sCrawl

August 1, 6P
Starts at Dottie’s, 444 North Street, Pittsfield
[Free]

Wear your walking shoes as poetry takes a walk uptown with stops along the way for poetry al fresco. Followed by a reception and more poetry at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave.

Lenny Turns 100

Poets Crash and Bernstein

August 2, 7P
Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield
[Free]

To celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, WXW has challenged poets to not ‘crash and Bernstein’ in response to poetry used by the maestro in his American bicentennial tribute.

Short Form Slam

Head-To-Head Haiku

August 3, 6P
Dottie’s, 444 North Street, Pittsfield
[Free]

Poets compete one-on-one armed with only 17 syllables.

Poetry Slam & Open Mic

Outspoken Youth

August 4, 1:30P
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave
[Free]

Outspoken youth are rephrasing our world! Poets 12 - 20 share their work (open to the public).

Indie Poets Lay It On The Line

Poetry Slam Finals

August 4, 7P
Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield
[Free]

Poets throw down in this mind boggling, word tossing, eye gouging - friendly - competition.

Second Annual

WordXWord Invitational Team Poetry Slam

August 5, 3P
The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox
[Free]

Four nationally recognized poetry slam teams roll out their best stuff in preparation for the National Poetry Slam in Chicago.

WXW 2018 Festival Sponsors