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October 18, 7P

Story Slam

In a Slump

Dottie's, 444 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

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. Typical story slams are fast paced and high spirited with widely ranging responses to the theme. For October the theme is "In a Slump."

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

October 28, 7P

Other[ed] in America

Poets Creating Conversation

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

In a time when “othering” has been weaponized, poets reflect on the consequences of being othered - the
experience of being seen as “less than” because of race, origin, language, faith, gender, economic status,
sexuality, age, (dis)abilities, (mental) health, etc. 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