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Readings at Calliope

Readings are held approximately monthly, from mid September to mid May (except December) on Sunday afternoons. See below for the exact schedule. The readings are held at the West Falmouth Library in West Falmouth, Massachusetts (for map and directions, see below).

Readings, which feature an ever-changing array of well-known poets followed by an inclusive open mike, run from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, have a $5.00 requested donation (which helps cover the stipend for the three featured readers), and are followed by a reception, including refreshments and an opportunity to meet and talk with the readers, buy their books and have them signed. The open mike sign-up period begins at 2:45 PM.

For more information, contact Alice Kociemba at or by phone at 508 566-1090.

Biographies of the Next Readers


Season 8

April 19, 2015   3 to 5 PM. 

Marguerite Bouvard

Marguerite Bouvard has published eight books of poetry, including The Light That Shine Within Us (Dialogos Books, 2013) and The Unpredictability of Light (Word Press), winner of the 2010 Massachusetts Book Award.   Her poetry and essays have been widely anthologized and she has received grants for her poetry from the Puffin and Danforth foundations.  Marguerite is a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University.

Cynthia Brackett-Vincent

Cynthia Brackett-Vincent, a Pushcart Prize nominee in poetry, is the publisher/editor of the Aurorean, now in its 20th year.  She is the author of two poetry collections, Questions About Home (Encircle Publications, 2014) and The 95 Poems (MuscleHead Press, 2005).  She is the co-editor of Women on Poetry: Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching, named “One of the 100 Best Books for Writers” by Poets & Writers. Born in Danvers and raised in Plymouth, Cynthia moved to rural Maine in 2002.

Mark Hart

Mark Hart’s first collection, Boy Singing to Cattle (Pearl Editions, 2013), won the Pearl Poetry Prize and was a finalist for the 2014 Massachusetts Book Award.  His poetry has appeared in the Atlanta Reivew, RATTLE, Tar River Poetry, The Spoon River Poetry Reviewand numerous other journals.  Raised on a wheat farm in the Palouse region of eastern Washington State, he now lives in an apple orchard in western Massachusetts.  He works as a psychotherapist, a Buddhist teacher, and a religious advisor at Amherst College.


  Following are the dates and readers for the eigth season..

October 19, 2014 November 16, 2014
  Nancy Esposito
  Jericho Brown
  David Surette   Frannie Lindsay
  Kim Triedman   Jennifer Markell


January 11, 2015


February 22, 2015

  Kim Baker

  Ben Berman

  JD Scrimgoeur

  Patrick Donnelly

  Cammy Thomas

  Audrey Henderson


March 8, 2015


April 19, 2015

  Danielle Legros Georges

  Marguerite Bouvard

  John Holgerson

  Cynthia Brackett-Vincent

  Sandra Storey

  Mark Hart


May 10, 2015


June 14, 2015

  Martha Collins

  Barbara Crooker

  Lee Sharkey

  January O'Neill

  Jason Tandon

  Irene Willis



How to find the West Falmouth Library

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575 West Falmouth Highway, West Falmouth, MA 02574



Or you can use the following directions:

From the Bourne Bridge:
Take Route 28 south. Take Brick Kiln Road Exit, bear right off the ramp. Turn right onto Route 28A.  West Falmouth Library is about .5 miles on the right, with parking (across from the Quaker Meeting House).
From Woods Hole:
Take Route 28 north to Brick Kiln Road exit. Turn left off the ramp. Turn right onto Route 28A.  West Falmouth Library is about .5 miles on the right, with parking (across from the Quaker Meeting House).

From Hyannis:

Take Route 28 north and go about 11 miles to Route 151 west (at Mashpee Rotary). Go about 7.5 miles to Route 28A south. Take a left onto Route 28A south and go about 3.5 miles to West Falmouth Village (past Old Dock Road. and West Falmouth Market). West Falmouth Library is on the left with parking (across from the Quaker Meeting House).



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