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Coffee Flavored Words at Williams Bookstore, April 20

In Williamstown

Coffee Flavored Words

April 20, 7P
Williams Bookstore, 81 Spring Street, Williamstown
[Free]

A lot of poetry has been born and raised in a coffee shop. To bring things full circle, Tunnel City Coffee and WordXWord have invited poets to share their work - caffeinated or otherwise - in the context of Tunnel City's newest shop inside the Williams Bookstore. Enjoy mocktail samples at 6:30. Readings begin at 7P. Information for poets interested in sharing their work.

Poets address the Climate Issue, April 21

WXW @ 2018 Berkshire Earth Expo

[The] Climate [Issue] is a Human Issue

April 21, 3P
Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave, Dalton
[Free]

Poets at the intersection of climate and humanity. Special event in cooperation with the 2018 Berkshire Earth Expo / Environmental Action Fair. Poet? Interested in sharing your reflections on the the climate issue? Sign up here.

Poets Creating Conversation

Race in America

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

For this event, the poet’s challenge is to use their art to explore and share personal journeys around race and xenophobia - issues that are inexorably wrapped around the history of America and reflected in much of the current discourse. By sharing personal stories, observations, moments of inspiration, and hope, we look to create a broad poetic tapestry with a goal that the resulting “conversation” between creative voices will make us stronger. Information for poets interested in sharing their work.

Poets Creating Conversation is a multi-part series that asks poets to help us unpack and navigate through issues that we are all inexorably wrapped in. Expect hard truths and humor; cautionary tales and inspirational stories all rolled into a fast paced program.

Poets Creating Conversation

Incarceration in America

May 21, 7P
Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield
[Free]

“[P]risons do not disappear problems, they disappear human beings. And the practice of disappearing vast numbers of people from poor, immigrant, and racially marginalized communities has literally become big business.” - Angela Davis

The poet’s challenge: In the US, there are nearly 7 million persons under correctional supervision. Multiply that by friends and family and there’s a lot to talk about. During the month of May, The Whit will host an exhibit of art created by incarcerated persons offering a powerful physical context for this event! Information for poets interested in sharing their work.

Poets Creating Conversation is a multi-part series that asks poets to help us unpack and navigate through issues that we are all inexorably wrapped in. Expect hard truths and humor; cautionary tales and inspirational stories all rolled into a fast paced program.

Poets Creating Conversation

We invite poets to join us for a series of four events focusing on important themes/issues in our current national discourse. Find out more >