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Juneteenth @ MassMoCA

June 19

WordXWord has invited 7 poets to create and perform responses to - and inside of - Shaun Leonardo’s YOU WALK . . . in the Hunter Center Mezzanine. Performances at 2, 2:30 and 3:30P. Free.


WXW @ The Mount

July 20-22

Save the dates - Three day, six event festival outdoors, in-person on the grounds of the Mount. All events have a rainy-weather back up location. Stay tuned for details.


Greylock Federal Credit UnionHousatonic Heritage
Berkshire Gas
Mass Cultural CouncilCultural Pittsfield
Adelson & Company PC

Previous Events -


Previous years: 2018 Schedule 2019 Schedule 2020 Schedule

Live via ZOOM

Pandemic

February 15, 7:30P

Story Slam

Tales from inside the pandemic. It's been a long year! Sourdough, mask confusion, loss, and moments of joy - anything is possible as storytellers lay it on the line.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the live event. New to Zoom? It's free and easy. You do not have to have a camera and/or microphone on your device to watch/listen, but it might be more fun if you do! Poets do like to see an audience!

Live via ZOOM

Distance in America

Social, physical, emotional - poets step into the space between.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the live event. New to Zoom? It's free and easy. You do not have to have a camera and/or microphone on your device to watch/listen, but it might be more fun if you do! Poets do like to see an audience!

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.

Words@Work #1

March 7, 7P

Words@Work - Each month a new challenge, offered by a new provocateur. Culminating in a Zoom event to share the results with each other and the public. The challenges - more technical, than thematic - may range from light-hearted to heavy-lifting, but always with a good humor and open to wide-ranging responses and results.


Cranium

or it's only in your mind

March 22, 7:30P

Missed connections and close calls. Poets chew on neurons and synapse to navigate the mindscape.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the live event. New to Zoom? It's free and easy. You do not have to have a camera and/or microphone on your device to watch/listen, but it might be more fun if you do! Poets do like to see an audience!

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.

Words@Work #2

April 4, 7P

Words@Work - Each month a new challenge, offered by a new provocateur. Culminating in a Zoom event to share the results with each other and the public. The challenges - more technical, than thematic - may range from light-hearted to heavy-lifting, but always with a good humor and open to wide-ranging responses and results.


(Un)Intended Consequences

Poets Creating Conversation

April 19, 8P

Sometimes, you just don’t see it coming. And sometimes you do.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the live event. New to Zoom? It's free and easy. You do not have to have a camera and/or microphone on your device to watch/listen, but it might be more fun if you do! Poets do like to see an audience!

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.

Words@Work #3

May 2, 7P

Words@Work - Each month a new challenge, offered by a new provocateur. Culminating in a Zoom event to share the results with each other and the public. The challenges - more technical, than thematic - may range from light-hearted to heavy-lifting, but always with a good humor and open to wide-ranging responses and results.


(Un)Masked

Poets Creating Conversation

May 17, 8P

Poets peel back masks - theirs or others - to reveal what lies beneath.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the live event. New to Zoom? It's free and easy. You do not have to have a camera and/or microphone on your device to watch/listen, but it might be more fun if you do! Poets do like to see an audience!

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.

Words@Work #4

June 6, 7P

Words@Work - Each month a new challenge, offered by a new provocateur. Culminating in a Zoom event to share the results with each other and the public. The challenges - more technical, than thematic - may range from light-hearted to heavy-lifting, but always with a good humor and open to wide-ranging responses and results.