Calliope Poetry Series
Readings at Calliope with Driving Directions


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

March 8. 2015   3 to 5 PM. 

Danielle Legros Georges

Danielle Legros Georges is the author of the poetry collection, Maroon.  Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.  A professor at Lesley University, Danielle’s specialties include arts and education, contemporary American poetry, African-American poetry, Caribbean literature and literary translation. She was a recent recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in Poetry.  Appointed Boston’s Poet Laureate in 2014, Danielle lives in Dorchester.

John Holgerson

John L. Holgerson’s full-length collection, Broken Borders and his new chapbook, Unnecessary Tattoo and Other Stains on a Stainless Steel Heart were published by Wasteland Press.  His work has appeared in Modern English Tanka, Shadow Quill Poetry and Page & Spine.  For three decades, he was a trial and appellate attorney with the Massachusetts’ public defender office and now practices law and lives in Taunton.  His author’s website is

Sandra Storey

Sandra Storey’s first book of poetry, Every State Has Its Own Light, a finalist for the May Swenson Poetry Award, was released in November, 2014 by Word Poetry. Her poems have appeared in the New York Quarterly, Friction (UK), THELMA and New Millennium Writings. Sandra was founding editor and publisher of two neighborhood newspapers and is currently a newspaper columnist.  She is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets and her author’s website is


  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

  Mary Kane

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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