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Get The Rust Out

Poetry Slam

June 16, 7P
Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield
[Free]

First of two qualifiers for the WXW Indie Poetry Slam Finals. 8 poets go two rounds, 3 will advance to the finals on August 4. Poetry slams are spirited spoken word "competitions" with free ranging styles and work that frequently tackles challenging social issues. Poetry and performers are scored olympic-style by volunteers from the audience.

Poets Creating Conversation

Working in America

June 25, 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 stories centered around working in America - the challenges, triumphs and realities - from work we love to work that doesn't love us back. Information for poets interested in sharing their work

“Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying." - Studs Terkel

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.

Get The Rust Out

Poetry Slam

July 14, 7P
Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield
[Free]

Second of two qualifiers for the WXW Indie Poetry Slam Finals. 8 poets go two rounds, 3 will advance to the finals on August 4. Poetry slams are spirited spoken word "competitions" with free ranging styles and work that frequently tackles challenging social issues. Poetry and performers are scored olympic-style by volunteers from the audience.

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 >

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