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News in Poetry Burns Night in Newcastle: Our top 10 Burns Night events
Posted by Essex68 on Friday, January 23, 2015 (12:33:49)

UK-It's time to tuck into haggis, down a wee dram and recite some poetry as we celebrate the birthday of famous poet Rabbie Burns Burns Night is now just a few days and if you haven't yet made any plans to mark the birthday of one of Scotland's most famous sons, here's a guide to what's going on to celebrate the occasion in Newcastle. Remember to send us photos of friends and family enjoying the occasion by emailing yourpictures @ chroniclelive.co.uk with your name and location.

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News in Poetry Poetry workshop in Palatine Feb. 14
Posted by Essex68 on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 (08:42:40)

The Northwest Cultural Council will hold its Second Saturday Poetry Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. Poet Deborah Nodler Rosen will lead the discussion of the event's topic, "Where Do You Find Your Poems?" Rosen is the author of three books: "Sight Seer," a poetry collection, "Where We Find Ourselves: Jewish Women around the World Write about Home;" and "Anwar el Sadat," a biography.

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News in Poetry Poetry is alive at upcoming Palm Beach Poetry Festival
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 (08:20:02)

Jan. 23's "Ballet's Child" is a mix of poetry and performance art, part of this year's Palm Beach Poetry Festival.Link!

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News in Poetry Burns Supper, ceilidh in Belfast
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 (04:50:52)

Belfast — The Maine Celtic Celebration invites everyone to relieve those mid-winter blues with a combination Burns Supper and Cabin Fever Ceilidh Saturday, Jan. 24 — the 256th anniversary of poet Robert Burns’ birth — at the Waldo County Shrine Club,Link!

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News in Poetry Join in with Burns Night celebration in Warndon Villages
Posted by induce on Sunday, January 18, 2015 (21:39:33)

Poetry News: There will be a traditional meal of haggis, turnips and mashed potatoes along with poetry, song, music and dancing at the church in St Nicholas Lane to mark the annual Scottish celebration of famous poet Robert Burns, which takes place the following day.

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News in Poetry New Federal Theatre Dedicates 46th Season to Amiri Baraka
Posted by induce on Sunday, January 18, 2015 (21:24:13)

Poetry News: Amiri Baraka moved uptown to Harlem to set up the Black Arts Repertory Theater. In the '60s, American cities were in turmoil; Baraka's poetry and essays defined that unrest. Baraka's image blazed on front pages of newspapers across America and his poetry and plays.

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News in Poetry Poets of Franklin County: Valentine's Day Poetry Event at the Co-op
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, January 18, 2015 (06:55:30)

South Deerfield writer and artist Faith Kindness, Buckland poet Laura Rodley and Green Fields Market marketing and membership manager Suzette Snow-Cobb are planning a poetry event at the co-op on Friday, February 13, 6–8 p.m., to celebrate love and food.Link!

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News in Poetry Poetry is alive at upcoming Palm Beach Poetry Festival
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, January 15, 2015 (21:47:22)

CA- Jan. 23's "Ballet's Child" is a mix of poetry and performance art, part of this year's Palm Beach Poetry Festival. Photo: Courtesy of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival.

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News in Poetry Yara Arts Group's Dark Night Bright Stars Runs 2/20-3/8 at La MaMa
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, January 15, 2015 (09:03:21)

"Dark Night Bright Stars" by Yara Arts Group, directed by Virlana Tkacz, recreates the meeting of Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861), the great Ukrainian poet and painter, and Ira Aldridge (1807-1867), the African-American actor who was much honored in Europe. La MaMa E.T.C. will present the American premiere of the work February 20 to March 8 in its First Floor Theater 74A East Fourth Street, Manhattan.Link!

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News in Poetry Two poets highlight Thursday's event
Posted by Essex68 on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (09:27:36)

The John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in Davis, will host Poetry Night at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, featuring Lauren Swift and Emily Wallis Hughes.

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News in Poetry 3rd Annual Evening of Duets
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (05:59:45)

After last year’s two sold out shows, An Evening of Duets will take place this year at the Community Education Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 6 & 7, 2015 at 7:30pm and February 8, 2015 at 3:00pm. Philadelphia residents can expect an enriching weekend of noteworthy dance, live music and poetry.Link!

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News in Poetry Lit Meet line-up, powered by steel & Fire
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (05:58:58)

Tata Steel on Monday has come on board as title sponsor for Kolkata Literary Meet , which will be held from January 23 to 27, in association with Victoria Memorial Hall and The Telegraph . Inaugurated by author Ruskin Bond, Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet 2015 will feature everything from novels and poetry to film and politics.Link!

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News in Poetry Burns Night celebration event
Posted by Ozymandias on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (02:51:08)

The City Council will host a special event marking the traditional Ulster Scots celebration of Burns Night, on Friday, January 23, at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin.Link!

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News in Poetry Marin Poetry Center will host authors in San Rafael
Posted by Essex68 on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (12:15:42)

The Marin Poetry Center will feature poets Brian Komei Dempster and Jodi Hottel from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave. in San Rafael. Dempster's debut book of poetry, "Topaz," was published by Four Way Books in 2013 and received the 15 Bytes 2014 Book Award in Poetry.

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News in Poetry Alaska's Fiddling Poet brings his strings and his stories to Virginia Beach
Posted by Ozymandias on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (03:15:42)

Once upon a time, theer was a business major at Duke University whose big passion outside the classroom was tennis. How Ken Waldman went from there to become billed as Alaska's Fiddling Poet ... well, that's a fairly organic tale, actually.Link!

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News in Poetry San Pablo venue to host twice monthly open mic performance event
Posted by Essex68 on Monday, January 12, 2015 (20:23:26)

A pair of spoken word artists are starting a new twice monthly performance event in West Contra Costa to spotlight the talents of local poets, musicians and other artists. The Urban Hang Suite event, hosted by Lerecia Evans and Aqueila Lewis, debuts at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Noya Restaurant and Lounge, 14350 Laurie Lane in San Pablo.



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News in Poetry Maine Celtic Celebration Hosts Burns Supper in Belfast
Posted by Essex68 on Sunday, January 11, 2015 (09:06:46)

Audience participation is always encouraged at a Burns Supper. Prizes will be awarded for recitations of Burns's poetry, so polish up your oratorical chops! For inspiration about material, a listing of Burns's complete works (559 entries!) can be ...

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News in Poetry Author event with Paul Fleischman on Wednesday, Jan 14th at Bookshop Santa Cruz
Posted by Ozymandias on Sunday, January 11, 2015 (05:13:21)

Wednesday, January 14th at 7 pm at Bookshop Santa Cruz Paul Fleischman offers teens an environmental wake-up call and a tool kit for decoding the barrage of conflicting information confronting them.Link!

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News in Poetry Say Owt Slam #2, The Basement at City Screen, January 23
Posted by Essex68 on Saturday, January 10, 2015 (19:23:21)

New York performance poets Stu Freestone and Henry Raby are bringing another night of slam poetry to York in the form of Say Owt Slam #2 on January 23 in The Basement at City Screen. "We held Say Owt Slam #1 back in October as an experiment to see whether York wanted a performance poetry slam scene.

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News in Poetry David Zasloff's new CD is spoken word at its best comedy.
Posted by Essex68 on Saturday, January 10, 2015 (10:00:41)

with music. This CD is hilarious as most of David's works are. David Zasloff has been in and around the Los Angeles poetry scene for 3 decades now. He was a regular poet/comedian at Cafe Largo, where Eve Brandstein's "Poetry In Motion" series ...

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News in Poetry Debut book for Annice Davies of Leek is poetry in motion
Posted by Essex68 on Friday, January 09, 2015 (12:02:37)

Annice Davies, who has been writing poetry for several years, has now collated her favourite creations into a book entitled 'A Gift From Within'.



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News in Poetry What's on at Haverhill Arts Centre
Posted by Essex68 on Friday, January 09, 2015 (00:10:12)

UK - universities in the early 1950s. This stylish film showing on January 12 at 7.30pm, scripted with an ear for Thomas's poetry, is an intriguing biopic filled with moments of magical realism. THE IMITATION GAME (12A) on January 16 at 7.30pm is the ...

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News in Poetry Chicago Slam Works to Present REDLINED, Opening 2/6
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, January 08, 2015 (08:35:19)

The Chicago Slam Works House Ensemble proudly presents the World Premiere of "Redlined," an interdisciplinary, poetry-forward evening of theater written by and performed by the cast, opening Feb. 6 at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. This is the second production in the premiere three-production season for Chicago Slam Works.

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News in Poetry Going show opens Friday
Posted by Essex68 on Thursday, January 08, 2015 (07:54:53)

Artist and writer Jo Going's show, "Still and Again: An Interface of Words and Images," opens Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Bunnell Street Arts Center. A show featuring Going's book as well as projections, paintings and poetry, Going also does a reading at 6 p.m. The exhibit presents a video of Going's recently published book of poems and paintings, "Still and Again," inspired by her life in the wilderness of Interior Alaska.

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News in Poetry All roads lead to the Kabir festival
Posted by Ozymandias on Thursday, January 08, 2015 (06:15:10)

With 32 artists, 19 events, three films and two workshops, The Kabir Festival is all set to enthrall Mumbaikars with four days of Folk music, Sufi poetry, Hindustani Classical music and dance from across the country. - See more at: www.mid-day.com/articl...fXvws.dpufLink!

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