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The Poetry Hoot

Neil English speaks to another rapt Poetry Hoot
crowd at Cafe Espresso in Portsmouth.

The first* Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM.  Get there early to get a good seat.
Doors open about 6 pm.

 >> Season's closing Hoot:  Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 
Ryk McvIntyre and Clay Ventre are June's Featured Readers.  Clay hails from Massachusetts,
Ryk from Rhode Island.  Two poets "from away", a fine night of Features  Plan to attend.

 Below is the complete calendar for this year's Hoot.

The Poetry Hoot meets at Cafe Espresso restaurant at 738 Islington Street
in the 800 Islington Plaza, Portsmouth, NH.  Get Map

Directions to the Poetry Hoot at Cafe Espresso:
Starting at the Portsmouth Public Library, go south on Islington Street, through several sets of lights.

Keep left, on Islington St., at the lights by the CVS pharmacy. Soon thereafter, turn left into 800 Islington Plaza. 
Get Map. Cafe Espresso is in the row of stores on your left.   There is ample parking in front
of the cafe. Coffee and light refreshments can be purchased at the cafe. Handicapped accessible.

Hoot Format:
There are two featured readers  and an 'open mike' immediately following, so bring your poem
and be ready to read. While at the hoot, submit a poem to "Poems from the Hoot"   Please limit your poem to 1 page

or approx. 2 minutes. Please: no announcements from the podium. We have a new Calendar listing page

for you to announce your upcoming events. See below for listing of upcoming featured hoot readers.

  2013-2014 Hoot Night

Featured Readers:

     Wednesday - September 4, 2013

Terry Farish Jennifer Militello
     Wednesday - October  2, 2013 Barbara Bald John Amen
     Wednesday - November 6, 2013 Mimi White Gordon Lang
     Wednesday - December 4, 2013 Tammi Truax Tim Mason
     Wednesday - January 8*, 2014
    (*Hoot is 2nd Wed. as New Year is first Wed.)
Youth Poets Young Poets
     Wednesday - February 5, 2014 Nancy Jean Hill Bill Burtis
     Wednesday - March 5, 2014 Nathan Graziano Elizabeth Kirschner
     Wednesday - April 2, 2014 Gala Hoot Past Poets Laureate
     Wednesday - May 7, 2014 Ryan Flaherty Ala Khaki
     Wednesday - June 4, 2014 Clay Ventre [change} Ryk McIntyre

new_tiny.gif (147 bytes)See more regional Poetry events - at the NH Writer's Project Literary Calendar.

Do you like to Hoot ??

Bring along a poem and read it at the PPLP 'open mike' immediately following the featured readers.
Please limit your poem to one page - 2 minutes.

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