Friday, June 30, 2017

South Shore Poetry & Music Update July 2017

Information courtesy of Rich Berg.

JFK Library Foundation & Mass Poetry 
Hosting: JFK Centennial Poetry Contest,  in celebration of the centennial of John F. Kennedy’s birth.
Contest open to middle & high school students or MA students under age 20 enrolled in a high school
correspondence/GED program throughout MA.

1 winner & 1 runner up will be selected from middle school entries (grades 6 – 8) 
1 winner & 1 runner up will be selected from high school entries (grades 9 – 12). 

Winners & runners up will receive stipends with the intent to be used to further their education.
Poems will be judged based on composition, command of language, voice, & factual accuracy. 
Contest will run until Oct. 6, 2017. Entries will be judged throughout Oct. & Nov. & finalists will be announced 
in late Nov. after which the JFK Library Foundation will host an event honoring the winners & runners-up. 
Students may submit only one original, unpublished poem for consideration.
Fore more info click or go to


Thursday July 20th 
For the Love of Words, 
Artist Interviews & Performances
3rd Thursday, every month, 7-9pm
Poetry Artist:  Art Collins   
Music Artist: Kenny Ruetenik
2017 Recording Artist Schedule:
Month Date   Poetry/Storytelling Artist(s)    Music Artist(s)    
Jan     19th    Thea Iberall          Robert Bendt
Feb     16th    Mike Laureanno   Haley Hewitt
Mar     16th    Lisa Starr             CD Collins
April    20th    Johnny Flaherty   Kate Chadbourne
May    18th    Carla Schwartz     Bill Alberti
June   15th    Linda Thayer        Dave Jackson
July     20th   Art Collins             Kenny Ruetenik
Aug     17th   Astrid Drew          Chuck Vermette Sr
Sept    21st   Cheryl Perreault/Steve Rapson   Tony Brown/Steve Cafaro 
Oct     19th    Zvi Sesling           Bill Motte
Nov    16th    Bruce Marcus      Jim Palana
Dec     21st    Miriam O’Neal     Andrew Cook

Host: Rich Berg, Co-Hosts: George Comeaux, John Holgerson & Colette O'Connor
Doors open: 6:30pm.  Bookings & info:
Location: ECAT Studios  50 Oliver St. N. Easton, MA

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