March 29: Stone Soup Takes the Stage Coach to Harvard!

Stone Soup Poetry has met weekly at both the Out of the Blue Art Gallery and Brew on the Grid in Cambridge. This Thursday on March 29,  thanks to the help of Melissa Castillo-Garsow, we we will be assembling at Harvard University in  Robinson Hall, located on the corner of Broadway and Quincy (35 Quincy Street) from 6:30 to 8:00 or later.

Bring you poems and stories and a friend. Stone Soup is coming back again!


March 9: Latinx Poetry Series @ Stone Soup Stagecoach

2018 Latinx Poetry Series at Harvard University

Organizer of Latinx Poetry Series @ Stone Soup Stagecoach

The Inagural Latinx Poetry Reading and workshop series in the Spring of 2018 was organized by Melissa Castillo-Garsow to promote a diversity of voices at Harvard, celebrate Latinx voices in poetry, and foster poetic connections with the greater Boston area.

Fri, April 13, 2018
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

CGIS South
1730 Cambridge Street
Belfer Case Study Room
Cambridge, MA 02138

Acclaimed poet Carmen Bardeguez-Brown will host the poetry workshop "Poetry like bread is for everyone/ La Poesia como el pan es para todos" followed by an open mic, performance and reception.

Schedule of events:

5:30-7 p.m. Workshop
7-8 p.m. Open Mic
8-8:30 p.m. Performance
8:30-9 p.m. Reception
Free, sign up required!

Carmen Bardeguez-Brown work was showcased in the documentary: Latino Poets in the United States. She has been invited to read at The Nuyorican Poets CafĂ©, The Fez, Mad Alex Foundation, Smoke, The Soho Arts Festival, Long wood Gallery, The Kitchen, La Casa Azul, New Years Alternative Poetry Marathon at Dixon Place, The Boricua College Poetry Series, Caribbean Theater, Word Festival 2013 and many other venues in the tri-state area. Some of her work has been performed by Felipe Luciano’s Poets’s Choir and Butch Morris Conduction series #27 performed at The Whitney Museum. Her work has been published in Tribes, Long Shot, Fuse, School Voices, Anthology: Aloud Voices from the Nuyorican, ¡Manteca!: An Anthology of AfroLatin@ Poets and Pha'titude. She has two poetry books: Straight from the Drums: Al Ritmo del Tambor could be and Dreaming Rhythms Despertando Silencios published by Miguel Estepario. Her third book of poetry: Meditation on Love, Dance and Loss will be published late this year. She is one of 50 Puerto Ricans showcased in the exhibition Homenaje created and curated by Ricardo Muniz that is currently housed at the Centro for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College.

See the Eventbrite page. 


The State of Stone Soup, 3-6-18

Less than four days after one of our most energetic nights since our new era began, I was informed that the Brew on the Grid in Cambridge closed down their Windsor Street location for good.

Long story short, management tells me they will be researching spaces for a potential new home on the red line. The manager I've been dealing with has told me he would still love to have Stone Soup return to wherever the Brew's new home is.

For now, however, Stone Soup is in limbo again.

Therefore, I am cancelling this Thursday's reading with Lee Varon and Julia Carlson. I am spending the rest of the week searching for a potential venue for the other poets I have scheduled for this month along with April and May.

I have at least one potential new home as it is. If they accept us, Stone Soup will likely have to move to an earlier time and possibly a different day.

I am linking this announcement on Facebook and tagging all the poets I've scheduled so they will learn the latest news. If any potential time, date or location is a deal breaker, they can let me know.

I will be troubleshooting this while working this week. If any of you have suggestions, please let me know.

If I'm lucky, I will have more to announce this week. If not, I'll have to consider more tough decisions. 

--Chad Parenteau