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Readings at Calliope


Readings are held approximately monthly, from mid September to mid May (except December) on Sunday afternoons. See below for the exact schedule. The readings are held at the West Falmouth Library in West Falmouth, Massachusetts (for map and directions, see below).

Readings, which feature an ever-changing array of well-known poets followed by an inclusive open mike, run from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, have a $5.00 requested donation (which helps cover the stipend for the three featured readers), and are followed by a reception, including refreshments and an opportunity to meet and talk with the readers, buy their books and have them signed. The open mike sign-up period begins at 2:45 PM.

For more information, contact Alice Kociemba at  calliopepoetryreadings@verizon.net or by phone at 508 566-1090.



Biographies of the Next Readers

 2014-2015 


Season 8

October 19, 2014   3 to 5 PM. 

Nancy Espsito 

Nancy Esposito's most recent book is Lamentation with June Bug (Word Poetry, 2103).  Previous collections were Changing Hands and Mem’Rain.  She received the Discovery/The Nation Award, a Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant, the Colladay Award, Poetry Society of America Award, a Fulbright Grant to Egypt, and grants to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos, as well as an NEH to study the Vietnam War.  Her own work has been translated into Spanish and Vietnamese.


David Surette 

David Surette's new book of poetry is Wicked Hard.  He is also the author of The Immaculate Conception Mothers’ Club, Young Gentlemen’s School, and Easy to Keep, Hard to Keep In which earned Highly Recommended status at the 8th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards.  He teaches and coaches varsity hockey at East Bridgewater High School.


Kim Triedman

Kim Triedman is both a poet and novelist.  In 2013, her poetry collections are Plum(b) (Main Street Rag Poetry Prize) and Hadestown and her debut novel The Other Room were published.  Other publications include a chapbook, Bathe in it or Sleep (2008, Main Street Rag) and Poets for Haiti:  An Anthology of Poetry and Art.  Kim is a graduate of Brown University and lives in the Boston area.



 

  
  Following are the dates and readers for the eigth season..


October 19, 2014 November 16, 2014
  Nancy Esposito
  Jericho Brown
  David Surette   Jennifer Markell
  Kim Triedman   Frannie Lindsay

 

January 11, 2015

 

February 8, 2015

  Kim Baker

  Mark Hart

  JD Scrimgoeur

  Audrey Henderson

  Cammy Thomas

  Jennifer Tseng

 

March 8, 2015

 

April 19, 2015

  Danielle Legros Georges

  Marguerite Bouvard

  John Holgerson

  Cynthia Brackett-Vincent

  Sandra Storey

  TBA

 

May 10, 2015

 

June 14, 2015

  Martha Collins

  Barbara Crooker

  Lee Sharkey

  January O'Neill

  Jason Tandon

  Irene Willis

   

 




How to find the West Falmouth Library

With some browsers, the map below won't work properly or won't show at all. In such a case, you can get a map and directions by clicking on the following link and using the following address:

575 West Falmouth Highway, West Falmouth, MA 02574

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Or you can use the following directions:

From the Bourne Bridge:
 
Take Route 28 south. Take Brick Kiln Road Exit, bear right off the ramp. Turn right onto Route 28A.  West Falmouth Library is about .5 miles on the right, with parking (across from the Quaker Meeting House).
 
From Woods Hole:
 
Take Route 28 north to Brick Kiln Road exit. Turn left off the ramp. Turn right onto Route 28A.  West Falmouth Library is about .5 miles on the right, with parking (across from the Quaker Meeting House).

From Hyannis:

Take Route 28 north and go about 11 miles to Route 151 west (at Mashpee Rotary). Go about 7.5 miles to Route 28A south. Take a left onto Route 28A south and go about 3.5 miles to West Falmouth Village (past Old Dock Road. and West Falmouth Market). West Falmouth Library is on the left with parking (across from the Quaker Meeting House).
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