Calliope Poetry Series
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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.

**Please note that two of the events, September 13 and February 14, will have NO open mike.**

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

Biographies of the Next Readers


Season 9

September 13, 2015   3 to 5 PM. 

This is a reserved seating event at $25 per ticket. To purchase advance tickets, please go to the Event Registration page.

There will be no open mike.

Mark Doty

Biography coming

Lorna Knowles Blake

Biography coming


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

September 13, 2015 October 11, 2015
  Mark Doty
  Elizabeth Bradfield
  Lorna Knowles Blake   Jennifer Tseng

  no open mike - tickets required

  Afaa Michael Weaver


November 8, 2015


January 10, 2016

  Alan Feldman

  Holly Guran

  Mary Kane

  John Hodgen

  Kirun Kapur

  George Kalogeris


February 14, 2016


March 13, 2016

  Jennifer Jean

  Susan Donnelly


  Rich Michelson

  fundraiser - no open mike

  Mary Ellen Redmond


April 17, 2016


May 15, 2016

  Maggie Cleveland

  Brendan Galvin

  Terry S. Johnson

  Alice Kociemba

  David Surette

  George Popoff


How to find the West Falmouth Library

With some browsers, the map below won't work properly or won't show at all. In such a case, you can get a map and directions by clicking on the following link and using the following address:

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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