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The Poetry Hoot

Cleone Graham reads during National Poetry Month's
April Gala Poetry Hoot 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 opening Hoot:  Wednesday, September 3rd  
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc and Shelley Girdner are September's Featured Readers.  .

 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 3, 2014

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc Shelley Girdner
     Wednesday - October  1, 2014 Heidi Therrien Bill Gleed
     Wednesday - November 5, 2014 Nancy Moore Hill Poetry Celebration Creation Circle Poets
     Wednesday - December 3, 2014 Marcia F. Brown, Portland Poet Laureate Guy Capecelatro III
     Wednesday - January 7, 2015 Young Poets Hoot Young Poets Hoot
     Wednesday - February 4, 20151 Nancy Jean Hill Bill Burtis
     Wednesday - March 4, 2015 Hope Jordan Dawn Potter
     Wednesday - April 1, 2015 Gala Hoot, featuring... ...Past Poets Laureate
     Wednesday - May 6, 2015 Kimberly Cloutier Green, Ninth Poet Laureate Will B. Next,
Tenth Poet Laureate
     Wednesday - June 3, 2015 Ryan McLellan Pat Parnell

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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