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

January 11, 2014   3 to 5 PM. 

Kim Baker

Kim Baker is a poet, playwright, photographer, and NPR essayist.  She is the publisher and editor of  Word Soup, an online poetry journal that donates all its submission fees to food banks.  Her poetry chapbook, Under the Influence: Musings about Poems and Paintings was published by Finishing Line Press.  She is the Poet-in-Residence of the Wickford Art Association and organizes its annual poetry and art show. 


J. D. Scrimgeour

J.D. Scrimgeour is a poet and nonfiction writer who has published a book of poems, The Last Miles, a chapbook of poetry, Territories, and a CD of poetry and music, Ogunquit & Other Works.  His book of nonfiction, Themes For English B: A Professor’s Education In & Out of Class, won the AWP Award for Nonfiction.  He coordinates the Creative Writing program at Salem State University.

Cammy Thomas

Cammy Thomas’s second book of poems, Inscriptions, was just released from Four Way Books.  Her first collection, Cathedral of Wish(Four Way Books), received the 2006 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America.  Recent poems have been published in Appalachia, Bateau, The Classical Outlook, Spillway and in other journals.  She has received a fellowship from the Ragdale Foundation and teaches literature and creative writing at Concord Academy.


  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 8, 2015

  Kim Baker

  Mark Hart

  JD Scrimgoeur

  Audrey Henderson

  Cammy Thomas

  Jennifer Tseng


March 8, 2015


April 19, 2015

  Danielle Legros Georges

  Marguerite Bouvard

  John Holgerson

  Cynthia Brackett-Vincent

  Sandra Storey



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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