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Below is a summary of open opportunities for poets interested in participating in WordXWord events.

WXW Poetry sCrawl

  • August 1, 6P
    Starts at Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave, Pittsfield, MA

Wear your walking shoes as poetry takes a walk Upstreet with stops along the way for poetry al fresco. Poet? Get on the list!

News in America / Poets Creating Conversation

  • July 29, 7P
    Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

[Mis]information is raining down 24/7. Poets help us sort it out or - perhaps - just make matters worse. We’re definitely not fact-checking this.

PCC invites poets to join us for a series of events focusing on important themes/issues in our current national discourse. We encourage you to find your own way in.

The fine print - no personal attacks (if you need to address an individual or specific institution in your work, anonymize it). Poetry, unaccompanied rap or short story - 3 minutes or less. Collaborations (multi-voice pieces) are welcome (encouraged!).

Poet? Get on the list?

Head-To-Head Haiku

  • August 1, 7:30P
    Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

Poets compete one-on-one armed with only 17 syllables - limited number of spots are open on a first-come basis. Find out more about Head-To-Head Haiku including what you'll need to do to prepare