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Walking with WordXWord #1

aka Sculpture Walk

July 21 @ 5P

The Mount / Edith Wharton's Home, 2 Plunkett St, Lenox
Free

Follow along as poets offer an exploration of The Mount’s grounds and selected works in the Sculpture At The Mount exhibition. Using a sculpture and the environment as prompts, poets offer new ways of “seeing” what is before us. Walking shoes are advised.

Each of the three dates will offer a unique combination of poets and poems.

This program meets at the Stable Auditorium, which is adjacent to the Upper Parking Lot. In the case of rain, Walkin' with WordXWord will take place in the large event tent.

WordXWord events are FREE and open to all, however, some poems may contain content or language best suited for teens and adults. This event will involve standing and/or modest walks.


A VERY LARGE POEM

July 28 @ 5P

The Mount / Edith Wharton's Home, 2 Plunkett St, Lenox
Free

Dozens of poets collaborate to perform A Very Large Poem. Created by stitching together dozens of short poems by poets ranging in age and style, A Very Large Poem will travel in an arc around the audience. This event will take place in The Mount’s Event Tent, rain or shine.

WordXWord events are FREE and open to all, however, some poems may contain content or language best suited for teens and adults.


Walking with WordXWord #2

aka Sculpture Walk

August 4 @ 5P

The Mount / Edith Wharton's Home, 2 Plunkett St, Lenox
Free

Follow along as poets offer an exploration of The Mount’s grounds and selected works in the Sculpture At The Mount exhibition. Using a sculpture and the environment as prompts, poets offer new ways of “seeing” what is before us. Walking shoes are advised.

Each of the three dates will offer a unique combination of poets and poems.

This program meets at the Stable Auditorium, which is adjacent to the Upper Parking Lot. In the case of rain, Walkin' with WordXWord will take place in the large event tent.

WordXWord events are FREE and open to all, however, some poems may contain content or language best suited for teens and adults. This event will involve standing and/or modest walks.


Walking with WordXWord #3

aka Sculpture Walk

August 11 @ 5P

The Mount / Edith Wharton's Home, 2 Plunkett St, Lenox
Free

Follow along as poets offer an exploration of The Mount’s grounds and selected works in the Sculpture At The Mount exhibition. Using a sculpture and the environment as prompts, poets offer new ways of “seeing” what is before us. Walking shoes are advised.

Each of the three dates will offer a unique combination of poets and poems.

This program meets at the Stable Auditorium, which is adjacent to the Upper Parking Lot. In the case of rain, Walkin' with WordXWord will take place in the large event tent.

WordXWord events are FREE and open to all, however, some poems may contain content or language best suited for teens and adults. This event will involve standing and/or modest walks.


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NEW BEGINNING / Stories

January 26, 2024

Dottie's, 444 North Street, Pittsfield, MA
Free

The theme is NEW BEGINNING. The stories are yours. Admission is free. Stories start at 7PM.

Doors open and food will be available for purchase starting at 6P.

WXW Stories is a spirited sharing of true, first person stories told, not read, circling loosely around a theme. January’s theme is NEW BEGINNING. You'll have to be there to know where the stories take us.

Similar to a story slam in spirit - minus the score keeping bit - WXW Stories is a spirited sharing of true, first person stories told, not read, circling loosely around a theme. January's theme is New Beginning. You'll have to be there to know where the stories take us.


FRAGMENT

Poets Creating Conversation

January 30, 2024

Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA
Free

The prompt is FRAGMENT. Admission is free.

Not for the faint of heart, Poets Creating Conversation throws out a single word and asks poets to respond. Typically, the results defy expectations!

Equal parts art and community, WordXWord is where words go to be heard. Poets Creating Conversation is an ongoing series of events that challenges poets (and soon-to-be-poets!) to circle loosely around a theme or issue in the current social discourse to create a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience


10 Words

Poems that fit on a dime and some that don’t

February 22, 2024

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave, Pittsfield
Free

The number of the day is 10. What could possibly go wrong when you stir a pot full of poets and bring it to a slow boil? WordXWord turns up the heat to find out.

10 Words is part of the 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, a city-wide event featuring dozens of events, in partnership with Mill Town Foundation. Go to LovePittsfield.com for more information.

Equal parts art and community, WordXWord is where words go to be heard.


BREAK / Stories

February 25, 2024

Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 444 North Street, Pittsfield
Free

The theme is BREAK. The stories are yours. Admission is free. Stories start at 7P.

Doors open and food will be available for purchase starting at 6P.

Similar to a story slam in spirit, WordXWord's Stories is a spirited sharing of true, first person stories told, not read, circling loosely around a theme. February’s theme is BREAK. You'll have to be there to know where the stories take us.

BREAK / Stories is part of the 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, a city-wide event featuring dozens of events, in partnership with Mill Town Foundation. Go to LovePittsfield.com for more information.

More about WordXWord Stories (guidelines, how-to, etc).


HEARD

Poets Creating Conversation

March 12, 2024

Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA
Free

The prompt is HEARD. Admission is free.

Not for the faint of heart, Poets Creating Conversation throws out a single word and asks poets to respond. The results defy expectations!

Equal parts art and community, WordXWord is where words go to be heard. Poets Creating Conversation is an ongoing series of events that challenges poets (and soon-to-be-poets!) to circle loosely around a theme or issue in the current social discourse to create a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience.


EDGE

Poets Creating Conversation

April 9, 2024

Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA
Free

The prompt is EDGE. Admission is free.

Not for the faint of heart, Poets Creating Conversation throws out a single word and asks poets to respond. The results defy expectations!

Equal parts art and community, WordXWord is where words go to be heard. Poets Creating Conversation is an ongoing series of events that challenges poets (and soon-to-be-poets!) to circle loosely around a theme or issue in the current social discourse to create a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience.



METAMORPHOSIS

Poets Creating Conversation

May 14, 7P

Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA
Free

The prompt is METAMORPHOSIS. Admission is free.

Not for the faint of heart, Poets Creating Conversation throws out a single word and asks poets to respond. The results defy expectations!

Equal parts art and community, WordXWord is where words go to be heard. Poets Creating Conversation is an ongoing series of events that challenges poets (and soon-to-be-poets!) to circle loosely around a theme or issue in the current social discourse to create a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience.


NOISE

Poets Creating Conversation

June 11, 7P

Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA
Free

The prompt is NOISE. Admission is free.

Not for the faint of heart, Poets Creating Conversation throws out a single word and asks poets to respond. The results defy expectations!

Equal parts art and community, WordXWord is where words go to be heard. Poets Creating Conversation is an ongoing series of events that challenges poets (and soon-to-be-poets!) to circle loosely around a theme or issue in the current social discourse to create a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience.