The Hoot Poetry Reading

The Hoot was started by our second poet laureate Robert Dunn and continues to thrive twenty five years later and is one of New Hampshire’s longest running poetry readings!

The first Wednesday of each month from September to June starting at 7pm. 

Stroll Cafe and Wine bar in Portsmouth, 15 Portwalk Place. There’s street parking and two parking garages, Hanover and Foundry, withing walking distance. Lots of great handcrafted food, curated wines, desserts and coffee!

Hoot Format:
There are one or two featured readers and an open mic immediately following. Bring a poem and be ready to read. Open mic participants may read one poem and be no longer than three minutes. First time readers get preference in the open mic. All are Welcome!

Did you know that The Hoot is one of the only readings in the state that pays it’s featured readers? Featured readers get 125 dollars each for a 30 minute reading. 

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