Events & Readings

Upcoming

Mr. Hip Presents: Poetry

Every First Thursday (Aug-Dec). Mr. Hip Presents: Youth Reads! Trident Booksellers, Boston, MA 7:00pm-8:30pm. (Free)

Sunday, September 7, 2014. Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. Le Poisson Rouge, New York City, NY. 6:30pm – 9:00pm. ($)

Every Second Saturday (Sept-December). Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. 6:00pm – 8:30pm. ($8)

Sunday, September 14, 2014. Featured Poet at Newtown, CT Arts Festival. Newtown, CT. 1:30PM – 6:00PM. (Free)

Saturday, September 20, 2014. Featured Poet at Emily Dickinson Museum – Amherst Poetry Festival. Amherst, MA. 3:00PM.

Saturday, September 20, 2014. Mr. Hip Presents: Amherst Poetry Festival. Amherst, MA. 5:30PM – 7:00 PM. (Free)

Thursday, October 23, 2014. Guest Speaker for Loyola University MD’s Commitment to Justice. Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD.

December (TBA). Two-Day Ekphrastic Poetry Work. (Art Gallery/Location TBA Soon).

Past Events and Readings

Saturday, August 16, 2014. Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. Gold Gallery, Tremont Street, South End, Boston. 6:00pm – 8:30pm. ($8)

Saturday, July 12, 2014. Mr. Hip Presents: Reading SeriesPoets House, New York City, NY. 6:30pm – 9:00pm. ($10)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Visiting Faculty for Juniper Young Writers Program. UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA.

Saturday, June 21, 2014. Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. 6:00pm – 8:30pm. ($7)

Saturday, June 7, 2014. Cambridge River Festival. The Poetry Tent: Between Sidney Street & Franklin/Auburn Streets, Cambridge, MA. 12:00pm – 6:00pm. (Free)

Saturday, May 17, 2014. Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. 6-8:30pm.

Poets: Peter Jay Shippy, Rosebud Ben-Oni, and others.

Saturday, April 26, 2014. Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA 6-8:30pm.

Poets: Gail Mazur, Ben Berman, Zachary Bos, and others.

Saturday, March 15, 2014. Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. 6-8:30pm.

Poets: Wendy Xu, Brian Foley, Dan Chelotti, Wes Hazard, Kayla Wheeler, Rebecca Thill, and others.

Saturday, February 15, 2014. Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. 6-8:30pm.

Poets: Richard Hoffman, Jill McDonough, Maggie Dietz, Ellen Steinbaum, Hannah Baker-Siroty, Wes Rothman, Brionne Thompson.

Saturday, January 18, 2014. Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. 6:00pm – 8:30pm. ($7)

Poets: David Rivard, Anne Champion, Jen Barber, Steve Subrizi, Lisa Hiton, Derek JG Williams, Adam Hanover, and Leanne Hoppe.
Musical Guest: Jordan Carter Trio

Saturday, December 14, 2013. Host for Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. 6:00pm – 8:30pm. ($6)

Poets: Charles Coe, Kathleen Aguero, Tara Skurtu, Simone Beaubien, Maggie Dietz, Randy Ross, Amy Fant, and Andrew Peterson.

Musical Guest: Jazzy Christmas Music Performance by the Jordan Carter Trio.

Saturday, November 9, 2013. Host for Mr. Hip Presents: Reading SeriesUFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Poets: Frank Bidart, Elizabeth Doran, Alex Charalambides, Eloisa Amezcua, Betsy Gomez, and Eve Strillacci. Musical Guest: Julia LiGregni. Wine and light refreshments will be served. ($8)

Readers: Frank Bidart, Pablo Medina, Eve Strillacci, Betsy Gomez, Elizabeth Doran, Eloisa Amezcua, Alex Charalambides, and Rudy Rudacious. Musical Guest: JULEA LiGregni

JULEA LiGregni

Saturday, October 12, 2013. Host for Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA. 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This will be the third installment of the most interactive and engaging reading series in the Boston area. ($5)

Readers: Ben Mazer, Rob MacDonald, Gary Duehr, Elisabeth Houston, Lo Galluccio, Janae Johnson, and Rachel Hezekiah. Musical Guest: Tevin Price.

Saturday, September 28, 2013. Host for Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. Bromfield Art Gallery, Boston, MA. 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The afternoon will feature Poetry and Spoken Word from guest and featured talent at Boston’s premier artist-run gallery. Jordan Carter Trio provides the music for the afternoon. Musical guest for the evening is Maria Dontas. Cheese and Sparkling cider will be provided (hopefully). (Suggested Donation: $5).

Readers: Jade Sylvan, Harris Gardner, Wendy Mnookin, Krysten Hill, Meaghan Ford, Ron Spalletta, and Kyle DaCuyan. Musical Guest: Maria Dontas.

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Friday, September 20, 2013: Poetry Reader at Breakwater Reading Series. Brookline Booksmith, Harvard Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA. 7:00pm – 9:00pm.

Saturday, August 3, 2013. Host for Mr. Hip Presents: Elle Gomes and the Jordan Carter trio (with guest and feature poets). Lily Pad, Somerville, MA, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. The night will be filled with light blues/jazz tunes, spoken word performances, poetry, and a very special musical guest. ($6)

For additional information, check out the Facebook Event or Mr. Hip Presents: Elle Gomes.

mrhip Poetry Lineup: Dara Wier, Patrick Connolly, Charlotte Seley, and Keith Gaboury. Spoken Word lineup: Porsha Olayiwola, Selina Johnson, Jerry Fagerberg, Donald Vincent.

Sunday, June 16, 2013. Feature poet at  Grandma’s: the Basement Mixtape.  Howard Johnson Inn (next to Fenway Park), Boston, MA, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (See flyer below). Grandma’s Basement Flyer

Thursday, March 21, 2013: Book Release Party, The Middle East Nightclub, Cambridge, MA, 8 p.m.-11 p.m.

Reluctant Mistress Book Release Celebration

Hosted Anne Champion’s Reluctant Mistress Book Launch. Pictured: Selina Johnson, Donald Vincent, Shannon Walsh, Anne Champion, Ron Spalletta, Sarah Ehrich, Donovan Anthony, and Jerard Fagerberg.

Friday, January 25, 2013: Reader at the Emerson College Graduate Reading Series. Emerson College, Boston, MA, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012: Feature poet/artist for the DIVE: Open Mic series. The Middle East (Corner) Nightclub, Cambridge, MA, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 31, 2012: Coach for the first MA statewide Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam competition. EmersonWrites (team co-coach). Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 16, 2011: Presenter at the University of Rhode Island Graduate Conference. 20th Century American Socioeconomic and Socioecological Selfhood Panel. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, January 28, 2011: Panelist at the Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and HumanitiesHumanities Panel: Work, Cry, Pray and Sweat: The Influence of Zora’s Life & Work on Women’s Issues. St. Lawrence A.M.E. Church, Eatonville, FL, 3:3o p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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