Boston Area Poetry Readings for the Second Half of December 2018 and All of January 2019

Take some time away from the holiday swirl and listen to some poetry. Or break in the New Year the same way.

Please note that I am reading on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Rozzi Reads in Roslindale Square, along with Phyllis Bluhm and Mary Lou Maloney. The reading starts at 7pm with an open mic to follow. Hope to see you there.

Friday, December 14, 7 pm
A Tribute to Claribel Alegria and other Salvadoran Poets
Readers: Lee Varon, Marguerite Bouvard, Doug Holder, Alexander Levering Kern, Dorothy Nelson, Jesse Diamond, Annie Pluto, Julia Carlson, Melissa Silva, Karen Friedland, Joy Martin, Kevin Bowen, Nelson Salazarand, and Gloria Mindock.
At The Arts for the Armory
Basement, Room B8
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA

Friday, December 14, 7:30 pm
Jonathan Aibel, Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough, and Ellen Steinbaum
Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series
Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street
Jamaica Plain
Boston, MA

Saturday December 15, 10:30 am
Denise Moyo and Chris Lee
Wake up and Smell the Poetry at HCAM Studios
77 Main Street
Hopkinton, MA

Saturday, December 15, 1 pm
Marguerite Guzman Bouvard and Messou Yourvina Fofana
Driscoll Art Gallery
Brockton Library Poetry Series
Everyone Has a Voice
304 Main St.
Brockton, MA

Sunday, December 16, 2 pm
Lisa Dordal and Carla Schwartz
Brookline Poetry Series
361 Washington Street
Brookline Public Library
Brookline, MA

Wednesday, December 19, 7:30 pm*
Sabrina Benaim, Clementine Von Radics, and Melissa Lozada-Oliva
The Sinclair
52 Church Street
Cambridge, MA
* doors open 6:30

2019

Friday, January 4, 5 pm
Steven Cramer and Laurie Foos
Marran Theater
Lesley University
34 Mellen Street
Cambridge, MA

Friday, January 4, 7 pm
David Blair, DeWitt Henry, and Marc Vincenz
Brookline Booksmith
Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA

Friday, January 4, 7:30 pm
January Gill O’Neil
Unearthed Song & Poetry
Home.stead Bakery and Cafe
1448 Dorchester Ave.
Fields Corner
Dorchester, MA

Sunday, January 6, 1 – 3:30 pm
Kate McCann and David Surette
Poetry: The Art Of Words
Plymouth Public Library/Otto Fehlow Room
132 South St
Plymouth, MA

Sunday, January 6, 7 pm
Stephen Haven and Kate Snodgrass
Marran Theater
Lesley University
34 Mellen Street
Cambridge, MA

Monday, January 7, 6:30 pm
Danielle Legros Georges and Chris Lynch
Marran Theater
Lesley University
34 Mellen Street
Cambridge, MA

Thursday, January 10, 7 pm
Elisa Gabbert in conversation with Teju Cole
Brookline Booksmith
Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA

Saturday, January 12, 4-6 pm
Katia Kapovich and Stephen Sturgeon
Outpost 186
186 Hampshire Street
Inman Square
Cambridge, MA

Friday, January 18, 7 pm
Sam Cha, Krysten Hill, Kurt Klopmeier
launch of Apt Magazine
Brookline Booksmith
Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA

Tuesday, January 22, 7 pm
Sally Wen Mao, Jennifer Tseng, and Ocean Vuong
Brookline Booksmith
Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA

Wednesday, January 23, 6 pm
Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA

Thursday, January 24, 7 pm
Phyllis Bluhm, Frances Donovan, and Mary Lou Maloney
Rozzie Reads Poetry and Open Mic
Roslindale House
120 Poplar Street
Roslindale, MA

Thursday, January 24, 7 pm
George Kalogeris and David R. Slavitt
Suffolk University Poetry Center
Mildred Sawyer Library
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA

Sunday, January 27, 3 pm
Adam Scheffler, Carla Schwartz, and Alison Stone
Concord Poetry at the Library Series
Sponsored by The Friends of the Library
Concord Free Public Library
129 Main St.
Concord, MA

Photo credit: James H via Flickr, CC 2.0