9/17/18

Stonecoast Review #9 Release Party at The Dudley Cafe


Boston's weekly Stone Soup Poetry series and The University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast Review join forces in Roxbury's beloved Dudley Café for the release party of the Journal’s  9th issue on Saturday, October 27. 

The event will include an open mic hosted by Stone Soup Poetry’s Chad Parenteau and a selection of Stonecoast contributors introduced by Lo Galluccio, poet, memoirist, and former Cambridge Poet Populist who is currently enrolled in the university's MFA program.

Features listed will include Skoot Mosby, a Boston-based performance poet, as well as issue 9 contributor Lee Karhs (creative non-fiction) and Stonecoast Managing Editor Emily Bernhard (fiction).

Admission is free. There will be delicious food available from the Café’s kitchen. The event will go from 7:00 to 9:30 pm. Copies of the Review will be on hand for sale. All are welcome!

The Café is located at 45 Warren Street in Roxbury Center and is easily accessible via numerous buses including the #1 bus in Cambridge.

Skoot Mosby is a heavy hitting poet. As the Poetry Club president and the face of Roxbury Community College, he has created many successful events, such as No Filter, Man vs Police,” and What That Mouth Do. Skoot is taking the poetry world by storm with his freestyle abilities on the mic. Skoot has featured at Rapping With The Writers, Comic Con, Roxbury Rocks, Art is Life Itself, Hope Inc., Verbalization, Lizard Lounge, and Stone Soup. In a major addition to his features, Skoot has been a 3x Semi finalist National Slam Team. Skoot is currently a member of the Compassionate Poets and an assistant facilitator for Writers Without Margins.

Lee Kahrs is the managing editor of The Other Paper, a weekly community newspaper in South Burlington, Vt. with a loyal following and a circulation of 10,400. She is a July 2018graduate of the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast MFA program, majoring in creative nonfiction. Lee’s essays have appeared in Idol Talk: Women Writers on the Teenage Infatuations That Changed Their Lives, and the July 2018 issue of The Stonecoast Review. She has completed a collection of essays titled Hair on Fire: Essays From a Life, detailing her life as a 9/11 refugee and her move to domestic life in Vermont. She is also working on a TV show, and a nonfiction book about the dearth of Butch lesbian characters in modern literature, film and television. Lee is currently seeking representation.

Emily Bernhard has written, produced, and directed documentaries that have appeared on National Geographic, PBS, History, NOVA scienceNow!, and American Public Television. She has led documentary expeditions to the Britannic at the bottom of the Aegean Sea, the Lighthouse of Alexandria in the Mediterranean, Loch Ness in Scotland and the Pyramids in Egypt. She has captured intimate moments of life lived with autism and Parkinson’s and recreated a Civil War Siege at Petersburg, Virginia. Her documentaries have won a number of awards including two Cine Golden Eagles, a Science Journalists Award and has won four regional Emmys®. She is currently at work on her first novel and halfway through her MFA program at Stonecoast.

September 20: Deborah M. Priestly Features at Stone Soup


Stone Soup meets every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 on 138 Tremont Street in St. Paul's Cathedral's Lawrence room (past the receptionist area after entering the cathedral on the right-side entrance). On September 20, we welcome the return of Deb Priestly.

Deborah M. Priestly is co-founder of the Out of the Blue Art Gallery formerly located in Cambridge, Masssachusetts with Tom Tipton. For years, she ran the gallery's Saturday Night reading series called Open Bark. Her publication credits include Ibbetson Street, Spare Change, Poesy, Fresh!, Boston Poet, The Boston Herald, The Boston Girl Guide and Out of the Blue Writers Unite (which she also co-edited). She is the author of The Woman Has A Voice from Ibbetson Street Press, an eclectic combination of healing poetry and images of women in transition.

9/3/18

September 13: Meg Smith Features at Stone Soup


Stone Soup meets every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 on 138 Tremont Street in St. Paul's Cathedral's Lawrence room (past the receptionist area after entering the cathedral on the right-side entrance). On September13, Stone Soup returns for another open mic and the long-awaited feature of Meg Smith.

Meg Smith is a poet, journalist, dancer and events producer living in Lowell, Mass. In addition to Poetry Bay, her poems have appeared in The Cafe Review, The Offering, Astropoetica, Illumen, Dreams & Nightmares, the Dwarf Stars anthology of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association and many more. She is a past board member of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! and produces the Edgar Allan Poe Show, honoring Poe's presence in Lowell, Mass. 

Dear Deepest Ghost is the second book of poetry by Meg Smith. It includes new works as well as poems previously published in Pudding, Poetry Bay, The Cafe Review, Dreams & Nightmares, the Dwarf Stars Anthology of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, and many more.

8/27/18

September 6: K. Peddlar Bridges Returns to Stone Soup

Photo by Tammy  Murawski

Stone Soup meets every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 on 138 Tremont Street in St. Paul's Cathedral's Lawrence room (past the receptionist area after entering the cathedral on the right-side entrance). On September 6, Stone Soup kicks off the new month with an open mic and the return of  K. Peddlar Bridges as feature. 

K. Peddlar Bridges is the Bikerpoet/Roadpoet, and has ridden for years. At present he owns a black 2003 Harley XLH. He has written a number of books and chap books, the most resent being Laconia 1916, The Beginning and Laconia, Chasing The Road. He has produced over 100 cable TV shows, including "The Roadpoets Studio," "The Roadpoets Café’" and "The Laconia and Roadpoets Studio." He and his co-producer Tammy Mauraski recently won a national award for his Elephant’s Gaveyard of Tin video. 

He is a long-time columnist for the Connecticut Cruise News and The New York Cruise News. Newspaper He is the Former Poet Laureate of the Old Connecticut Bikeweek, and Don Clady’s Super Sunday Expo ®. He currently serves as the Laconia Motorcycle Week Poet Laureate and Central Archivist.

Peddlar also holds a double degree from The Harvard Extension School. His goals are to ride more miles, write more books, shoot more videos and to build another Harley. 

August 30: Stone Soup Open Mic at Its New Home


In 1971, Stone Soup started in the Beacon Hill area of Boston. For much of its forty-seven years of existence, Stone Soup has existed outside of Boston. In May, we returned to Boston to celebrate our anniversary. Join us August 30, from  6:30-8:30 for our regular open mic at St. Paul's Cathedral. Located outside from the Park Street T stop, we will be meeting in the cathedral's Lawrence room, which is next to the receptionist area after entering the cathedral on the right-sided entrance.

Special thanks to James Van Looy and Jan Rowe, who helped make this possible.

8/20/18

August 23: Stone Soup Open Mic at Its New Home


In 1971, Stone Soup started in the Beacon Hill area of Boston. For much of its forty-seven years of existence, Stone Soup has existed outside of Boston. In May, we returned to Boston to celebrate our anniversary. Join us August 23, from  6:30-8:30 for our regular open mic. Located outside from the Park Street T stop, we will be meeting in the cathedral's Lawrence room, which is next to the receptionist area after entering the cathedral on the right-sided entrance.

Special thanks to James Van Looy and Jan Rowe, who helped make this possible.

8/16/18

August 16: Stone Soup Open Mic at Its New Home


In 1971, Stone Soup started in the Beacon Hill area of Boston. For much of its forty-seven years of existence, Stone Soup has existed outside of Boston. In May, we returned to Boston to celebrate our anniversary. Join us August 16, from  6:30-8:30 for our regular open mic. Located outside from the Park Street T stop, we will be meeting in the cathedral's Lawrence room, which is next to the receptionist area after entering the cathedral on the right-sided entrance.

Special thanks to James Van Looy and Jan Rowe, who helped make this possible.


8/8/18

August 9: Stone Soup Open Mic at Its New Home


In 1971, Stone Soup started in the Beacon Hill area of Boston. For much of its forty-seven years of existence, Stone Soup has existed outside of Boston. In May, we returned to Boston to celebrate our anniversary. Join us August 9, from  6:30-8:30 for our regular open mic. Located outside from the Park Street T stop, we will be meeting in the cathedral's Lawrence room, which is next to the receptionist area after entering the cathedral on the right-sided entrance.

Special thanks to James Van Looy and Jan Rowe, who helped make this possible.


8/1/18

August 2: Stone Soup Open Mic at Its New Home


In 1971, Stone Soup started in the Beacon Hill area of Boston. For much of its forty-seven years of existence, Stone Soup has existed outside of Boston. In May, we returned to Boston to celebrate our anniversary. Join us August 2, from  6:30-8:30 for our regular open mic. Located outside from the Park Street T stop, we will be meeting in the cathedral's Lawrence room, which is next to the receptionist area after entering the cathedral on the right-sided entrance.

Special thanks to James Van Looy and Jan Rowe, who helped make this possible.