The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Perugia Press Marks 20 Years of Publishing the Best New Women Poets

 Perugia Press Marks 20 Years 
of Publishing the Best New Women Poets

Starting Tonight!  NOVEMBER 10-15, 2016
Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 PM
 Join us for short readings with Gail Thomas, Janet E. Aalfs, Carol Edelstein, Faye George, Catherine Anderson, Ida Stewart, Lynne Thompson, Jenifer Browne Lawrence, Gail Martin, Corrie Williamson, and Lisa Allen Ortiz. Also: remarks by board member Allegra Mira, founder & outgoing director Susan Kan, and incoming director Rebecca Hart Olander. And cake!
Neilson Browsing Room at Smith College
Northampton, MA

Saturday, November 12 at 1:00 PM
Two sessions: 1-2:15 and 2:30-4:45 PM
Poet-led, drop-in, free workshops and conversations. Writing Epistolary Poems; To Submit or Not, Where & When; The Poet in theMachine: Technology, Tools, & How to Use Wisely; Writing the Slam Poem; AND MORE! All are welcome.
Wright Hall at Smith College  
Northampton, MA
Detailed descriptions here. 

Tuesday, November 15 at 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Lisa Allen Ortiz, Gail Martin, and Corrie Williamson
Q&A session at 4:00 PM in the Poetry Center, Wright Hall
Reading at 7:30 PM in the Helen Hills Hills Chapel 
Smith College, Northampton, MA

GUIDE    sweet husk    BEH

Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 PM
Lisa Allen Ortiz and Carol Edelstein
Mocha Maya’s CafĂ© in Shelburne Falls, MA

Ortiz   Edelstein

A commemorative chapbook with poems by all the Perugia Press poets

Available at our anniversary events for $10 

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