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December 20, 7P

Story Slam

Family Business

Dottie's, 444 North Street, Pittsfield, MA
[Free]

Admission is free, but it's worth noting that Dottie's will have fabulous desserts and fancy beverages available for purchase!

Story Slam? - A story slam is a storytelling competition open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the event’s theme. Stories are scored by volunteer judges from the audience. Story slams are fast paced and high spirited with widely ranging responses to the theme. For November the theme is "Family Business." Seating is limited: first come, first served

Got a story to tell? Register online to be guaranteed one of 8 spots to compete.

December 30, 7P

Last Year in America

Poets Creating Conversation

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA
[Free]

As 2019 comes to a close, poets chop off a piece and have at it. Poet? Find out how you can participate.

Poets Creating Conversation challenges poets to circle loosely around a theme or issue to create a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience.

January 20, 7P

A Letter From Pittsfield

WordXWord Celebrates Martin Luther King

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA
[Free]

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, WordXWord invites poets to add their voices in reflection on the life and legacy of, as well as the causes championed by, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Poet? Add your voice to the celebration.


January 27, 7P

Counting America

Poets Creating Conversation

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA
[Free]

More than a math exercise, the 2020 Census will have a profound impact on everything in America, but who's counting and who gets counted. Poets are asked to leave no stone unturned. Poet? Find out how you can participate.

Poets Creating Conversation challenges poets to circle loosely around a theme or issue to create a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience.


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