The Hoot Poetry Reading

The Hoot was started by our second poet laureate Robert Dunn and continues to thrive twenty three 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. 

Portsmouth Book & Bar. Get there early to get a good seat. The Book & Bar has a ramp around back for those who cannot climb stairs. There’s parking on the street for only one hour of meter time. Or park for free a couple blocks a way at the Parrot Ave municipal lot.

Hoot Format:
There are 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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