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The Poetry Hoot
Neil English speaks to another rapt Poetry Hoot
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:
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
restaurant at 738 Islington Street
in the 800 Islington Plaza, Portsmouth, NH. Get
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.
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
There are two featured readers and an 'open mike' immediately following, so bring
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
2013-2014 Hoot Night
Wednesday - September 4, 2013
Wednesday - October 2, 2013
Wednesday - November 6, 2013
Wednesday - December 4, 2013
January 8*, 2014
(*Hoot is 2nd Wed. as New Year is first Wed.)
Wednesday - February 5, 2014
Wednesday - March 5, 2014
Wednesday - April 2, 2014
Past Poets Laureate
Wednesday - May 7, 2014
Wednesday - June 4, 2014
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
Please limit your poem to one page - 2 minutes.
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