Improbable Places Poetry Tour: 17 Cox Gallery!

April 28, 2011

Thursday, May 5 at 7 pm
17 Cox Visual Art Center
17 Cox Court, Beverly, MA

What’s this tour all about? Well, It’s Montserrat’s way of bringing together student writers, local poets, area businesses, and enthusiastic listeners to celebrate the power of poetry and community. Each month a new venue and theme will be selected. This month’s venue is 17 Cox Visual Art Center and the current exhibition, Good Work(s).

A poem about visual art, huh? That’s right, folks.  This month the theme is Ekphrastic Fantastic!  The Good Work(s) show at 17 Cox champions kindness as well as content and features the work of 8 artists known for their good work and good character.  What better way to champion these fine folk than to write a poem in response to their work?

What kind of prompt is that?  That’s Ekphrastic Fantastic! And here’s what you do:

Step 1:  Visit the Cox 17 website to view the Good Work(s) exhibition.

Step 2: Use the work of any of the 8 featured artists as inspiration for your poem.  Feel free to snoop around the artists’ websites.

Hey, I’ve got just the poem for this month’s tour. Can I read it? We are accepting submissions via email at [email protected] and in the Writing Center, located on the 2nd floor of Montserrat’s library. The deadline is Tuesday, May 3rd. We’d love to read your work!

I don’t write poetry, but I sure am interested in this tour. Can I still attend the event? Absolutely! Come and listen and cheer on the readers at 7:00.  Even Better – Make a whole night of it -Come to the Good work(s) reception at 5:30 and the Artist Talk at 6:30.

Wait! I’ve still got questions! Just talk to Colleen Michaels, Montserrat’s Writing Center Director. She’s at [email protected] or 978-921-4242 ext 1254.