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HEARD

Poets Creating Conversation

March 12, 7P

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!

Register to take the challenge and share a poem.

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.


ROOT / Stories

March 24, 7P

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

The theme is ROOT. 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. March’s theme is ROOT. You'll have to be there to know where the stories take us.

Interested in sharing a story? Spots are limited, register online to tell yours.

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


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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).