March and Art Exhibit in March

March on Saturday March 16 at 1 pm sponsored by the Center for the Arts, 33 Hawley Street, Northampton

Bring a sign with your favorite cause.  Signs of the Times Art Exhibit will be on display in the Mezzanine at the Centre for the Arts. 413-564-0068


Poetry 180

Has anyone read Billy Collins’ poetry 180: a turning back to poetry?

It’s a collection of accessible poetry that he compiled while he was poet laureate with everyone from C.S. Lewis to Jane Yolen to Richard Brautigan.  This is a version of the 180 Library of Congress website (www.  The purpose was to assemble “a generous collection of short, clear, contemporary poems.  Enjoy!


Mike Poblete’s Play -Rave Reviews

35118949_148495386012808_5542328993937620992_o“‘Best Bet’.  In Mike Poblete’s intriguing new play, Surfacing, the four-person cast is strong.  Surfacing is a play that succeeds on all levels.  It’s comic, punchy, uncensored dialog is enough to make anyone relax.  The language is definitely for adults, yet leaves space for one’s inner child…Seeing a bunch of talented, sensitive characters who all have social anxiety and deep-seated feelings of inadequacy is a helpful reminder that, yes, probably some part of us is achieving things in spite of ourselves.  And Poblete’s remarkable writing comes vividly to life…”

—Ed Molin, theasy.com

“Surfacing was hands down brilliant.  Poblete holds a deep tome peppered with great wit.  He understands of concept of dark comedy.”

–Jade Fernandez, journal of independent stage and film reviews, Top of he Line Piece,

Running through August 3 at the Flamboyant Theater, the Clemente, Suffolk Street.






“Gathering the Light” Reading July 29 at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, MA

The Gallery of Readers will present four poets, including Jonathan Wright and Eileen Kennedy, at 7 pm on Friday, July 29 at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, MA.  This reading is in conjunction with the exhibit “Gathering of Light.” Join us.

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