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On Tuesday, November 28th, Brockton Poetry Series Welcomes Jamaal Bonnette!


Jamaal Bonnette is an artist and poet from Brockton, Mass. He started writing and painting at a very young age, using creativity as an outlet. Inspired by poets such as Saul Williams and Common, his poetry tends to focus on love, hate, empathy, and the search for a spiritual connection. Jamaal has been writing since middle school but didn’t perform his work until his senior year and throughout college. With this chapbook “Shadows in Alleyways” book he opens up about emotional journeys through life and love.

Tuesday, November 28th
7:00 pm – 7:15 pm Sign Up For Open Reading
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Open Reading
8:15 pm – 8:35 pm Featured Poet

Brockton Arts
33 Dover Street, Suite 130
Brockton, MA

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Oct. 24: Brockton Poetry Series featuring Zvi A. Sesling http://brocktonarts.org/oct-24-brockton-poetry-series-featuring-zvi-a-sesling/ http://brocktonarts.org/oct-24-brockton-poetry-series-featuring-zvi-a-sesling/#respond Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:17:12 +0000 http://brocktonarts.org/?p=1481

On Tuesday, October 24th Brockton Poetry Series welcomes Zvi A. Sesling!

Zvi A. Sesling is the Poet Laureate of Brookline, MA and a prize winning poet. He has been published widely in print and online nationally and internationally. Sesling is Editor of Muddy River Poetry Review, publishes Muddy River Books and reviews for the Boston Small Press and Poetry Scene. He is a past winner of the Reuben Rose International Poetry Competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Sesling has been a featured reader in various venues in the Boston and San Diego areas, as well as on Boston area cable television and radio stations. He is author of three volumes of poetry, The Lynching of Leo Frank (Big Table Publlishing Co., 2017), which is nominated for the 2017 National Jewish Book Award, Fire Tongue (Cervena Barva Press, 2016) and King of the Jungle, (Ibbetson St. Press, 2010 as well as two chapbooks Love Poems From Hell (Flutter Press, 2017) and Across Stones of Bad Dreams (Cervena Barva Press, 2011). He has taught at Suffolk University, Emerson College and Boston University. He lives in Brookline MA with his wife Susan J. Dechter.

 

Tue, October 24th
7:00 pm – 7:15 pm Sign Up For Open Reading
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Open Reading
8:15 pm – 8:35 pm Featured Poet

Brockton Arts
33 Dover Street, Suite 130
Brockton, MA

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Sept. 26th: Brockton Poetry Series featuring Anita D http://brocktonarts.org/sept-26th-brockton-poetry-series-featuring-anita-d/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:23:02 +0000 http://brocktonarts.org/?p=1430

On Tuesday, September 26th, Brockton Poetry Series features Anita D!

Anita D is a spoken word artist and slam poet born and raised in Brockton. After moving to San Diego in 2013 she began to treat poetry as more of a career and less of a hobby. She was a member of the 2016 San Diego Slam Team that went on to take second place at nationals. She has since featured at many open mic venues, colleges and universities across San Diego and Boston. She hosted workshops for high school students on both coasts. Most recently, she appeared at The Staples Center and performed during an WNBA game.

 

Tue, September 26th
7:00 pm – 7:15 pm Sign Up For Open Reading
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Open Reading
8:15 pm – 8:35 pm Featured Poet

Brockton Arts
33 Dover Street, Suite 130
Brockton, MA
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Listen: The DBAMfest 2017 Line Up! http://brocktonarts.org/listen-the-dbamfest-2017-line-up/ Fri, 25 Aug 2017 02:19:40 +0000 http://brocktonarts.org/?p=1410

For our seventh annual Downtown Brockton Arts & Music Festival which we are holding at the Stacy Adams Cultural Arts Building as well as multiple locations throughout the city, we are proud to present live music from local and regional acts ranging from Blues to Rock to Rap to R&B, and more!

Here are just some of the bands we have lined up for you:

Dark Matter

Ballad

Professor Harp

The Justin Arena Project

Northwoods

Times Have Changed

We're very proud to release "Times Have Changed" as the third song off of Ebb & Flow. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Posted by Northwoods – Band on Monday, March 13, 2017

The Cosmic Vultures

Naked on Jake

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Brockton Poetry Series: Extended Open Mic http://brocktonarts.org/brockton-poetry-series-extended-open-mic/ Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:44:59 +0000 http://brocktonarts.org/?p=1401

On Tuesday, August 22nd, we’re having an extended open mic at the Brockton Poetry Series!  Please join us and express yourself!

7:00 pm – 7:15 pm Sign Up For Open Reading
7:15 pm – 8:30 pm Open Reading

Brockton Arts
33 Dover Street Suite 130
Brockton, MA

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July 25th: Brockton Poetry Series featuring Jevon Bernard http://brocktonarts.org/july-25th-brockton-poetry-series-featuring-jevon-bernard/ Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:55:30 +0000 http://brocktonarts.org/?p=1345

On Tuesday, July 25th, Brockton Poetry Series welcomes Jevon Bernard:

Despite having no initial interest in poetry, Jevon Bernard started writing and took up the stage name Bottom of the Magical Hat in 2015 after some personal setbacks. He now uses poetry and art as outlets for emotions and thoughts that run through his hormonal, sporadic fireworks buffet of a mind, including but not limited to: the meaning of existence on a micro and cosmic scale, relationships, depression, daddy issues, and just about anything else a restless young person needs to describe in words.

Tue, July 25th
7:00 pm – 7:15 pm Sign Up For Open Reading
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Open Reading
8:15 pm – 8:35 pm Featured Poet

Brockton Arts
33 Dover Street, Suite 130
Brockton, MA

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June 27th: Brockton Poetry Series featuring Rene Schwiesow http://brocktonarts.org/june-27th-brockton-poetry-series-featuring-rene-schwiesow/ Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:17:57 +0000 http://brocktonarts.org/?p=1302

On Tuesday, June 27th, Brockton Poetry Series welcomes Rene Schwiesow.

Rene Schwiesow is co-host for the South Shore Poetry venue The Art of Words.  A Somerville Bagel Bard, her publishing credits include Muddy River Poetry Review, The Waterhouse Review, and Ibbetson Street Press. Her work has been aired on the Talking Information Network, a non-profit service for the visually impaired.  She has been a guest on radio shows in both Massachusetts and Vermont as well as on Somerville, Plymouth, Wareham, and New Bedford, MA local television, and has had her work in the spotlight on the Massachusetts Poetry Festival website. She is a managing editor for Ibbeston Street Magazine. Rene’s book, Shades is forthcoming by Cervena Barva Press.

Tue, June 27th
7:00 pm – 7:15 pm Sign Up For Open Reading
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Open Reading
8:15 pm – 8:35 pm Featured Poet

Brockton Arts
33 Dover Street, Suite 130
Brockton, MA

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Gallery 33 presents: Rebirth & Renewal http://brocktonarts.org/gallery-33-presents-rebirth-renewal/ Fri, 19 May 2017 23:27:04 +0000 http://brocktonarts.org/?p=1250

Please join us Friday, June 2nd as we present the artists reception for “Rebirth & Renewal” featuring artwork from Alexandra Arbia and Kenny ‘Aluk’ Cloud.

Alexandra Arbia

A Brockton native, Alexandra Arbia pursued the arts at the encouragement of an elementary school teacher and went on to take fine art courses at Brockton High School. She is currently working toward a BFA in illustration and has attended Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Inspired by animals and nature, her work utilizes watercolors, acrylics, and oils.

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Kenny ‘Aluk’ Cloud

Kenny ‘Aluk’ Cloud was born in Chatham New Brunswick, Canada in 1949. He was raised by foster parents on the Eel Ground Reservation. At an early age, Cloud was educated at an Indian Reservation School in Nova Scotia. At 16 he moved in with his grandparents at Metepenagiag (Red Bank) New Brunswick, near the mighty Miramichi River along with three cousins. Cloud was inspired to make arts and crafts by watching the Elders in his community create baskets, leather clothing, pottery and beadwork. After further researching the artwork of his people, such as the Mi’Kmaq textiles, he began creating his own artwork at 16, exploring the themes and history of Mi’kmaq culture

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
7 pm – 10 pm

Light refreshments will be served.

Brockton Arts
33 Dover Street
Brockton, MA 02301

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May 23rd: Brockton Poetry Series featuring Jason Wright http://brocktonarts.org/may-23rd-brockton-poetry-series-featuring-jason-wright/ Mon, 15 May 2017 22:55:28 +0000 http://brocktonarts.org/?p=1220

On Tuesday, May 23rd, Brockton Poetry Series welcomes Jason Wright.

Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. He is co-host of the Oddball Show Podcast which can be found on Itunes and Stitcher radio.   His first full length book “A Letter to the World” is available on Amazon from Tell-Tale Chapbooks.   Wright has been featured most recently on the show For the Love of Words with Rich Berg, and has been a featured panelist at Massachusetts Poetry Festival.   His work has been well received in many poetry venues around Boston, and has been published widely in books and online. He has read for the Mayor and the City of Boston, and has been featured in Somerville Scout, and Dig Boston.   Wright’s column “Jagged Thoughts” appears every Tuesday in Oddball Magazine.

Tue, May 23rd
7:00 pm – 7:15 pm Sign Up For Open Reading
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm Open Reading
8:15 pm – 8:35 pm Featured Poet

Brockton Arts
33 Dover Street, Suite 130
Brockton, MA

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Gallery 33 presents: Melissa Cruz http://brocktonarts.org/gallery-33-presents-melissa-cruz/ Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:47:34 +0000 http://brocktonarts.org/?p=1178

Please join us on Friday, April 21st, for the artists reception for Melissa Cruz:

Melissa Cruz began taking her artwork more seriously at the encouragement of her high school art teacher. She earned her Bachelors in Fine Arts in 2014 at Bridgewater State University. One of her professors, Mercedes Nunez, was as a major source of inspiration.  Her work utilizes acrylics, plaster, and collage materials.

Friday, April 21st
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Light refreshments will be served.

Brockton Arts
33 Dover Street, Suite 130
Brockton, MA

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