4/23/17

April 24: Stone Soup Says Happy National Poetry Month



Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On April 24, we celebrate National Poetry month with you the people.

National Poetry Month tends to focus on big readings with big feature readers. Open mics often get put aside. Stone Soup acknowledges the open mic as the backbone to nearly all reading series in Boston and encourages you to come every Monday this month to participate in the open mic as your way of taking part in this poetry packed month. ​​

4/17/17

April 19: Stone Soup's Post-Marathon Open Mic


Stone Soup Poetry Normally meets every Monday. 

HOWEVER, due to most places being mobbed by the Boston Marathon today, we are moving our open mic to April 19 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM, still at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Bring your words to the mic! Lots has happened, and once the insanity dissipates, we can resume taking our home back one word at a time. 

4/10/17

April 10: Stone Soup Says Happy National Poetry Month


 
Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On April 10, we celebrate National Poetry month with you the people.

National Poetry Month tends to focus on big readings with big feature readers. Open mics often get put aside. Stone Soup acknowledges the open mic as the backbone to nearly all reading series in Boston and encourages you to come every Monday this month to participate in the open mic as your way of taking part in this poetry packed month. ​​

4/3/17

April 3: Stone Soup Says Happy National Poetry Month

Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On April 3, we celebrate National Poetry month with you the people.

National Poetry Month tends to focus on big readings with big feature readers. Open mics often get put aside. Stone Soup acknowledges the open mic as the backbone to nearly all reading series in Boston and encourages you to come every Monday this month to participate in the open mic as your way of taking part in this poetry packed month. ​​


3/20/17

March 27- Dexter Roberts Presents - The Uncomfortable Habits to Change Habits




Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On March 27th, we will experience both the words and the imagery of poet and artist Dexter Roberts, who will also be debuting his new art show at Out of The Blue this month under the subject "The Uncomfortable Habits to Change Habits."

Dexter Roberts: "I'm an artist. A painter, poet and scientist. The world is my school. The ideas, the thoughts and the cultural products that is distribute throughout society. Old philosophy books, comic books, game of thrones and kung fu flicks are my councilors. I like to talk, paint and write about love, sex, race, the universe, nature and language. In my paintings, as in my poetry, respecting style and form to appropriate degrees; I want the form, the language to melt away, revealing the main idea, the subject matter, the 'ghost' in the body of the art work.

"The poems that I will read, will, formally, and subject matter, be, a change from the customarily way of doing and being, and perhaps, causing, THE UNCOMFORTABLE, which invokes questions and answers."

March 20: Kirk Etherton Hosts Tonight's Open Mic


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On March 20, we are treated to another all-open mic hosted by Kirk Etherton.

In November, when Stone Soup faced a possible hiatus, Kirk Etherton (along with Toni Bee) helped to take up the mantle and keep the long-running open mic going. He joins us again tonight to lead us through another week. 

2/22/17

March 13: The Elephant's Third Issue Launch Party and Poetry Slam





Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On Marc 13, we welcome Jamilla VanDyke-Bailey, founder of the literary magazine The Elephant, which will be celebrating it's third issue release.

The Elephant is having a launch party for our third issue, "Brown Face, White Space." The event will feature an open mic and end with a creative slam (that's open to comedians, singers, poets, etc).

First place wins $150
Second place wins $100
Third place wins $50

Invite local artists and art lovers that you think would be interested in this event. All are welcome!

Questions? theelephantmag@gmail.com

Order issue three online at: theelephantmag.wix.com/home

2/21/17

March 6: Stone Soup Presents Open Mic Memories of Old America




Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery, now at its new location at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On March 6, we presents our first themed open mic based on one author's compelling essay.

In the early days of Donald Trump's presidential victory, Sarah Kendzior (shown above) wrote the following: 

Write down what you value; what standards you hold for yourself and for others. Write about your dreams for the future and your hopes for your children. Write about the struggle of your ancestors and how the hardship they overcame shaped the person you are today.

Write your biography, write down your memories. Because if you do not do it now, you may forget.

Write a list of things you would never do. Because it is possible that in the next year, you will do them.
Write a list of things you would never believe. Because it is possible that in the next year, you will either believe them or be forced to say you believe them.
What have you done your best not to forget in this new America? Quick, write them down now and bring those words to the open mic on Monday! It will do good to remind yourself and the rest of us what may have been already forgotten.