October is Newark Poetry Month
10/08/2014 - 09:05 AM | by Newark Pulse

October is Newark Poetry Month

Mayor Baraka kicks off October as Newark Poetry Month tonight at City Hall (5pm). There will be performances of multi-cultural poetry with a combination of poetry, art exhibition, dance and song with local artists and more!

Tonight they will honor Ninety-five year old Newark writer and poet Mrs. Eddiemae Livingston and celebrate the 80th birthday of the late Amiri Baraka.

Aside from the Dodge Poetry Festival which comes to Newark again later this month, there are (almost) daily poetry events for the remainder of the month throughout the city.

Oct 9: 5-7pm: Voices of the Community @ St. Peter's Rec Center
Oct 10: 9-11pm: An Evening of Poetry @ Symphony Hall ($10)
Oct 11: 2-4pm: Poetry on the Move @ The HUBB
Oct 14: 5-7pm: Voices of the Community @ Rotunda Rec Center
Oct 15: 5-7pm: Voices of the Community @ Ironbound Rec Center
Oct 16: 7:30-11pm: Poetry @ Debra's Jazz Café
Oct 17: 6-9pm: College Poetry Jam @ Art Kitchen
Oct 18: 11am-5pm: Poetry on the Move @ Ironbound Rec Center
Oct 19: 11am-6pm: A Taste of Newark Entertainment Festival @ PSE&G Plaza
Oct 22: 8-9pm: Newark Celebrates Poetry @ Newark Library
Oct 23: 5-7pm: Voices of the Community @ Boylan Rec Center
Oct 25: 4-6pm: Poetry on the Move @ Prospect Street Fire Station
Oct 26: 2-5pm: Amiri Baraka Celebration @ Symphony Hall
Oct 28: 6-7:30pm: Voices of Our Youth @ Newark Boys Chorus School
Oct 29: 3-5pm: Poetry on the Move @ UVSO
Oct 30: 5-7pm: Voices of the Community @ JFK Rec Center
Oct 31: 6-9pm: POEM @ Aljira

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