Florence Poetry Carnival | April 30

Apr 4 2022

Florence Poetry Carnival

Saturday, April 30, 1-5pm and 7pm
Multiple locations in Florence, MA
Tickets for 7pm event: https://bombyx.live/events/florence-poetry-carnival

Event Details for Florence Poetry Carnival Live 1-5pm:

After a two year absence, programming and events for the local Florence Poetry Carnival are back in action on the afternoon of Saturday April 30th. Small presses and guests from 2019, and games and performers from the canceled carnival of 2020 will be alongside some new participants. This grass roots community art event is site specific for the many spaces on the grounds of the Florence Civic Center in the village of Florence, Massachusetts.
The summary list of participants for 2022 as of March 17th:
Custom carnival style games by students affiliated with the Boutelle-Day Poetry Center at Smith College,
Perugia Press,
the Traveling Poetry Emporium,
River Song/The Art Garden,
WordX from Pittsfield Mass,
Slate Roof Press,
NYU Games Center entry,
Babson College entry,
The Florence Poets Society,
and Massachusetts Beat Poet Laureate Tommy Twilite,
MANNY our poetry carnival barker,
Poetry crafts including a ‘zine table.
Community mics throughout the afternoon will be hosted by talented local poets.
This year there are Poetry Carnival related events on Friday and Saturday evenings. More ’bout that soon.

Event Details for Florence Poetry Carnival Evening Performance 7pm:

Florence Poetry Carnival
The Florence Poetry Carnival culminates with Poetry and Pie, an evening performance and reception at the Bombyx Center for Arts & Equity. The performance will be hosted by poet Amy Dryansky, and features Rio Santos, Northampton’s Youth Poet Laureate, Karen Skolfield, Northampton’s Poet Laureate, and Martín Espada, a National Book Award Winner and UMass professor. Following the poets’ readings, the community is invited to a reception in the Bombyx Center’s “Peacock Room” where there will be pie available for purchase from the Florence Pie Bar and a book-signing hosted by Broadside Bookshop.
Doors: 6:30pm EST
Show: 7pm EST
Sliding scale with a suggested donation of $5+ in adv. & at the door
🎟️ Tickets: https://bit.ly/3IRX5mt
Sponsors and supporters
River Valley Co-op
Florence Pie Bar
Boutelle-Day Poetry Center, Smith College
Emily Dickinson Museum
COVID Protocol
As of April 1, 2022, based on the most recent guidance from public health officials, Bombyx will no longer be requiring proof of vaccination or the wearing of masks to attend shows. We understand that there are varying levels of comfort and concern and encourage you to wear a mask if you choose. We will have them available at the door for free if you don’t have your own. We will keep you updated if official protocols change again and we appreciate your understanding and support.



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