Events & Readings




Past Events and Readings

Mr. Hip Presents: Poetry

Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Coordinator for Writers in Community. Tattered Cover Book Store (LoDo). Denver, CO. (6:00 PM).

Saturday, December 9, 2017. Mr. Hip Performs Live at Rockwood Music Hall. Performing with: Maya Kronfeld (Keys), Danny McGonegle (Drums), Daniel Kasshu (Bass), and Alex Johnson (Trumpet). Rockwood Music Hall. Lower East Side, New York City. (1:00 AM).

Thursday, December 7, 2017. Host for Mr. Hip’s International Swag EP Release Party. Special guest performances by: DJ Biggie Maules, President Ella, & Cook Fee. Cynthia King Dance Studio. Brooklyn, NY. (9:00 PM).

Sunday, November 19, 2017. Coordinator for Press Freedom Panel Discussion. Urban Artifact. Cincinnati, OH (3:00 PM).

Saturday, November 18, 2017. Featured Poet for Free and Natural Poetry Faire. Berl’s Poetry Bookshop. Brooklyn, NY. (12:00 PM – 9:00 PM).

Food Chain Re-Imagined
New Works from Donald Vincent & Compassion Arts
10/22 at 9:30pm

Compassion Arts closes the festival events with a multi-arts performance collage featuring songs from founder/director Ellie Sarty, with video, special guests, and a presentation of readings by educator and poet-activist Donald Vincent, founder of Mr. Hip Presents and That’s So Vegan. A music and spoken-word narrative of transformation, kinship, and mercy reflects on our treatment of animals, the earth, and each other, through the artistry of works by Mr. Hip, juxtaposed with a vegan chorus of singers and readers performing excerpts of Food Chain Re-Imagined, a Compassion Arts theatre work in development. ($20; Students, Children $10; Day of Show $25)

Friday, October 27, 2017. Coordinator for Press Freedom Panel Discussion. Pages Bookshop. Detroit, MI (6:00 PM).

Saturday, August 19, 2017. Featured Poet for Stewards of the Future Poetry Reading. Longfellow House Washington Headquarters, Cambridge, MA. (1:00 PM).

Saturday, July 8, 2017. Featured Poet with Leah Hinton for Heike Presents: House Show. Boston, MA. (7:00 PM)

Saturday, May 6, 2017. Featured Performer with Elle Villanelle’s Poetry Bordello for the Mass Poetry Festival. Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, MA (9:30 PM)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Host for NWA-Soul’s Live J Dilla Tribute. Lizard Lounge. Cambridge, MA (9:00 PM)

Sunday, November 20, 2016. Guest Poet with Martha Collins. Brookline Poetry Reading Series. Brookline Public Library, MA. (2:00 PM)

Saturday, October 29, 2016. Guest Panel Performer/Presenter. Compassion Arts Festival. Unity of Central Mass. Worcester, MA. (3:00 PM)

Monday, October 17, 2016. Featured Poet with Ellen Steinbaum, Wendy Mnookin, & Andrew Peterson. Trident Bookstores Reading Series. Boston, MA (7:00 PM)

Friday, September 16, 2016. Featured Presenter/Host. Amherst Poetry Festival. Amherst, MA (7:00 PM)

Thursday, September 8, 2016. Featured Poet. The Cellar Reading. The Beverly Depot Restaurant. Beverly, MA. (7:00 PM)

Friday, August 19, 2016. #AREWEONYET Album Release Party with Troopy Gang, President Ella, Cash Jack, and Miss__Smith: LilyPad, Cambridge, MA. $10. (7:00 PM – 10:00 PM)

Saturday, July 31, 2016. Emily Dickinson Museum Reader for New York City Poetry Festival. Governors Island, NYC. ($ Donation)

Friday, July 15, 2016. Music Performer for the Boston Poetry Marathon. Lily Pad, Cambridge, MA. ($10)

Monday, June 27, 2016. Rap Showcase Performer. #MotivateMondays, Hard Rock Cafe Boston. Boston, MA ($10).

Saturday, May 28, 2016. Host for Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. Uforge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.  ($8)

Saturday, April 30, 2016. Panel Poet for Emily Dickinson Museum at the MassPoetry Festival. Salem, MA. ($5)

Friday, April 8, 2016. Guest Music Performer for Friends of Watertown Music Fundraiser. Watertown Middle School. 5PM – 9PM. (Free).

Saturday, February 27, 2016. Host for Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. Uforge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.  ($8)

Friday, February 19, 2016. Featured Poet / Slam Judge for MCPHS University. Boston, MA. 8:00 PM (Free).

Thursday, February 18, 2016. Featured Poet for the Wintonbury Poetry Series. P. Faith McMahon Wintonbury Library, Bloomfield, Connecticut. 7:00 PM (Free).

Thursday, February 4, 2016. Opening Hip-Hop Performer for Stalley & Torae. Middle East – Upstairs, Cambridge, MA. (Hit me for TICKETS).

Sunday, January 31, 2016. Panel Host for Mr. Hip Presents: Judging Book Covers, an interactive discussion with the literary community on book art. Uforge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. (1:00 PM – 3:30 PM)

Thursday, January 14, 2016. Hip-Pop Performance, Jokes From My Ex Album CelebrationThe Wonderland Ballroom, Washington, DC. 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM. (Free)

Saturday, December 12, 2015. Feature Poet for Emily Dickinson’s Birthday Celebration & Open House. Poetry Book Release. Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts. 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. (Free)

Thursday, November 9, 2015. Feature Poet at Trident Bookstores. An Evening of Poetry with Noted Boston Poets, Boston, Massachusetts. 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. (Free)

Donald Vincent.jpgSaturday, October 17, 2015. Hip-Hop Performance for Jokes From My Ex Album Celebration. Lilypad, Cambridge, MA. 10:00 PM. ($10)

September 2015. Feature Poet for Slam Free or Die Slam. Manchester, New Hampshire. 8:00 PM. ($5).

Saturday, May 16, 2015. Guest poet with Matthew Dickman, Matthew Lippman, & Jay Nebel. Grolier Poetry Bookshop, Cambridge, MA. 7:00 PM. (Free).

April 2015. National Poetry Month Guest/Feature Poet, St. Mark’s School (Mass).

Friday, April 10, 2015. Host for High School Slam Poetry Competition. Boston National Poetry Month, Boston, MA. 8:00 PM (Free)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Featured Poet, It Just Got Weirdo!. Weirdo Records, Cambridge, MA. 8:00 PM. (Free).

Friday, January 2, 2015. Feature Poet for Poetry & Lyrics in Harvard Square. Cambridge, MA. 8:00 PM. ($5)

January – May 2015. Host for Mr. Hip Presents: Reading SeriesUforge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. 6:00 PM. ($8)

December 2014. Mr. Hip Presents: #HipKidsRead Fundraiser & Ekphrastic Poetry Work. Spring 83 Art Gallery, Watertown, MA. 5:00PM. (Free with Book Donation)

Every Second Saturday (Sept-December) 2014. Mr. Hip Presents: Reading Series. UFORGE Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA. 6:00pm – 8:30pm. ($8)

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

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)

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

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

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

Every First Thursday (Aug-Dec) 2014. Mr. Hip Presents: Youth Reads! Trident Booksellers, Boston, MA 7:00pm-8:30pm. (Free)

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)

May 2014. Guest Speaker for Baltimore Community High School Graduation. Baltimore Community High School, Baltimore, MD.

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.

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.