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The Poetry Hoot

September's season opening Hoot.  Poets and poetry lovers alike experience readings by two fine poets,
Jason Tandon and Betsy Sholl hosted at Cafe Espresso by Dave Hadwen and crew.  All are welcome.

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 2nd.
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.

  2016 - 17 Hoot Night

Featured Readers:

     Wednesday - September 7, 2016

John Simon M.P. Carver
     Wednesday - October  5, 2016 Alice Fogel, NH Laureate Sid Hall
     Wednesday - November 2, 2016 Jerome Daly,
UNH MFA poet
Kayla Cash,
UNH MFA poet
     Wednesday - December 7, 2016 Desiree Alvarez Deborah Gorlin
     Wednesday - January 4, 2017 Our 4th Annual... ...Youth Hoot
     Wednesday - February 1, 2017 Megan Grumbling Jim Rioux
     Wednesday - March 1, 2017 Tom Daley Priscilla Turner Spada
     Wednesday - April 5, 2017 Gala Hoot, featuring... ...Past Poets Laureate
     Wednesday - May 3, 2017 Kate Leigh, Poet Laureate Next Poet Laureate
     Wednesday - June 7, 2017 Dudley Laufman David Rivard

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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