Friday, November 09, 2012

Improbable Places Poetry Tour: Blue Plate Special

In photo, Ellie Topizer '13; Photograph by Jade Brewer '13; Montserrat College of Art

Improbable Places Poetry Tour
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Join us for dinner at 6 p.m.
Poetry will be served from 7–9 p.m.

275 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA
Submission Deadline: Friday, November 9, 2012 (Yikes, that's today!)

What's this tour all about?
Well, It's Montserrat College of Art's way of bringing together student writers, local poets, area businesses, and enthusiastic listeners to celebrate the power of poetry and community. At each tour stop, a new venue and theme will be selected. This month we’re having a Blue Plate Special at the Cityside Diner.

A diner, huh?
That’s right, folks. We will be serving up poems about the service industry: back of the house, front of the house, line cooks, the hostess station, and your friendly wait staff. And food, glorious, food: Adam and Eve on a raft, mom’s meatloaf, or that bottomless cup of coffee.

Hey, I've got a poem about the best slice of pie I’ve ever had? Can I read it? 
We are accepting submissions of diner poems via email at and in the Writing Studio, located at 238 Cabot Street, Montserrat College of Art. The deadline is Friday, November 9, 2012. We'd love to read your work!

I don’t write poetry, but I sure am hungry for poetry. Can I still attend the event?
Absolutely! Come listen, cheer on the readers, and order the daily special! Join us for dinner at 6 p.m. followed by poetry at 7 p.m.

Wait! I've still got questions! 
Just talk to Colleen Michaels, Montserrat's Writing Studio Director. She's at or 978-969-2301.

1 comment:

Maureen said...

I love all the places to which you take poetry.

I featured a challenge a short while ago for diner poems.

Here are mine:


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