Boston Area Poetry Readings for October 2016

Take a break from apple-picking, pumpkin-carving, and costume-making. Join your fellow Yankees in a warm room on a cool night and listen to some poetry. Venues range from Gloucester to Providence, Boston to Northampton. Thanks as always to fellow poet Daniel Bouchard for compiling these listings.

Saturday, October 1, 7:30 pm
Kate Tarlow Morgan
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA


Monday, October 3, 7 pm
Bill Dill and Margery Silver, Open Mic
Newtonville Books
10 Langley Rd
Newton, MA

Tuesday, October 4, 6 pm
Frank Ormsby and David Ferry
Katzenberg Center, 3rd floor, CGS
Boston University
Boston, MA

Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 pm (moved from Oct. 25)
Gail Mazur
Neilson Browsing Room
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Wednesday, October 5, 5:30 pm
Clint Smith
Gutman Reading Series
Harvard Graduate School of Education
13 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, October 5, 7 pm
Major Jackson
Devlin Hall 101
Boston College
Newton, MA

Thursday, October 6, 5:30 pm
Cathy Park Hong
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Providence, RI

Thursday, October 6, 6 pm
Monica Youn
Rabb Room
Tufts University
Medford, MA

Thursday, October 6, 7:30 pm
Rita Dove and Duy Doan
Boston University, Mugar Library
First Floor, Richards-Roosevelt Room
771 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

Friday, October 7, 7 pm
Kirstin Allio, J. Mae Barizo, and Maya Pindyck
Out of the Blue Art Gallery
541 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, October 12, 6 pm
Keith Waldrop and Rosmarie Waldrop
Edison Newman Room, Houghton Library
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, October 12, 7 pm
William Corbett
Stata Center
Room 32-155
32 Vassar Street
MIT
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, October 13, 7 pm
Mónica de la Torre
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Providence, RI

Friday, October 14, 7:30 pm
Jim LaFond-Lewis, Lynne Potts, and Lisa C. Taylor
Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series
Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street (across from the Monument)
Jamaica Plain, MA
Saturday, October 15, 10:30 am
Elizabeth McKim, Linda Hoffman and Leah Raczynski
Wake up and Smell the Poetry
77 Main St.
Hopkinton, MA

Sunday, October 16, 2 pm
Major Jackson and Didi Jackson
Brookline Poetry Series
Brookline Public Library Main Branch in Brookline Village
361 Washington St.
Brookline, MA

Sunday, October 16, 3-5 pm
Jan Schreiber, Judith Steinbergh, Katherine Risse, Daisy Novoa, and Leonardo Nin
A Celebration of Brookline and Latin American Poetry
Brookline-Quezaguaque Sister City Project
Center Communities of Brookline
550 Beacon St., 3rd fl. Meeting Room
Brookline, MA

Wednesday, October 16, 7 pm
Alysia Harris and Clint Smith
Cambridge Center for Adult Education
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA

Monday, October 17, 6 pm
Presenting Jane and John: Freilicher and Ashbery (And Schuyler and O’Hara) On Film and In Print
Karin Roffman
Thompson Room, Barker Center
Harvard University
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Monday, October 17, 7 pm
Ellen Steinbaum, Wendy Mnookin, Andrew K. Peterson, and Donald Vincent
Trident Booksellers and Cafe
338 Newbury St.
Boston, MA

Monday, October 17, 8 pm
Paul Muldoon
Blacksmith House Poetry Series
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA
$3

Tuesday, October 18, 7 pm
Martha Collins and Fred Marchant
Stata Center
Room 32-155
32 Vassar Street
MIT
Cambridge, MA

Wednesday, October 19, 7:30 pm
Zvi Sesling and Gloria Mondock
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA

Thursday, October 20, 7 pm
Denise Bergman, Adam Sheffler
Rozzie Reads Poetry/Open Mic
Roslindale House
120 Poplar Street
Roslindale, MA

Sunday, October 23, 3 pm
Cammy Thomas and Daniel Tobin
Concord Poetry Center
Emerson Umbrella Upstairs
40 Stow Street
Concord, MA

Monday, October 24, 6 pm
Don Mee Choi, Tyehimba Jess, Juliana Spahr, Rodrigo Toscano and Anne Waldman
A Provocation: Pre-Election Poetry Reading
Menschel Hall, Harvard Art Museums
Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA

Monday, October 24, 8 pm
David Rivard and Maureen N. Mclane
Blacksmith House Poetry Series
56 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA
$3

Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 pm
Jennifer Barder, Carrie Bennett, and Frannie Lindsay
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA
Free parking available in garage accessed from Broadway

Wednesday, October 26, 7:30 pm
Garret Caples
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA

Thursday, October 27, 4:30 pm
Gail Mazur and Rebecca Morgan Frank
Emerson College Faculty/Alumni Reading
Charles Beard Room
2nd Floor of Little Building
80 Boylston St.
Boston, MA

Friday, October 28, 7 pm
Clint Smith
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA

Saturday, October 29, 1 pm
Hettie Jones: Charles Olson Lecture
Gloucester Writers Center
126 East Main Street
Gloucester, MA

Monday, October 31, 7 pm
Nick Thurston
McCormack Family Theater
70 Brown St.
Providence, RI

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