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February 17, 7P

I Have Something to Say

She Shapes History

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

In the spirit of the Berkshire Museum's exhibiton She Shapes History, poets give voice to the often overlooked, unvoiced, ways that women have and continue to move the world forward. Poet? Find out how you can participate.

February 21, 7P

Second Chance

Story Slam

Dottie's, 444 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

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 February the theme is "Second Chance" Seating is limited: first come, first served.

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

February 24, 7P

Education in America

Poets Creating Conversation

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Poets are asked to reflect on education in America, from public education to home school; k-12 to college; or the lessons that life drops on us. In the classroom, out of the classroom, or in the "real" world. The good, the bad or the ugly. Cautionary tales and inspirational stories.

February marks the second anniversary of Poets Creating Conversation. To celebrate, we're going to return to where it all began - with Education in America. The first time around, our event followed the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL Appropriately, poets circled around guns and the conversation about guns in school settings, arming teachers, etc. There's no guarantee, but perhaps this time around, we're hoping that education returns to the center of our circle.

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.

Greylock Federal Credit UnionHousatonic Heritage
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Mass Cultural CouncilCultural Pittsfield
Adelson & Company PC