Events & Readings


Mr. Hip Presents: Poetry

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

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

Past Events and Readings

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.

MrHip Bromfield

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.