Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Friday Poetry Spectacular in Canton!

The First Friday poetry event in Canton is always fun, but this coming Friday it's going all out.

The Poetry Spectacular will be happening all over the Arts District at Canton First Friday's Noteworthy November, happening November 4th. Here's a line-up for the multiple poetic performances throughout the evening:
  • 5:30 PM - Diane Borsenik will be at the Canton Museum of Art (1001 Market Ave. N.)
  • 6:00 PM - Jen Pezzo will be at MOLA Gallery (336 4th St. NW)
  • 6:30 PM - Peter Hessman will be at Lynda Tuttle's Art Center (209 6th St. NW)
  • 7:00 PM - Mary Turzillo will be at Carpe Diem Coffee (215 Market Ave. N.)
  • 7:30 PM - AKeem Jamal Rollins will be at Elemental Arts (236 Walnut Ave. NE)
  • 8:00 PM - Geoffrey Landis will be at MOLA Gallery (336 4th St. NW)
  • 8:30 PM - T.M. Gottl will be at Lynda Tuttle's Art Center (209 6th St. NW)
  • 9:00 PM - Arianna Cheree will be at Carpe Diem Coffee (215 Market Ave. N.)
And it's all embedded in the monthly Canton First-Friday art's festival, which will be going on all around. Visit for a printable map and complete schedule of November's First Friday performances and events.

Check out their Facebook event page.

(No poetry slam at First Friday this month; but the First Friday Poetry Slam will resume in December with featured poet Zach Ashley.) And, this is all made possible thanks to Arts in Stark!


John B. Burroughs said...


Vertigo Xavier said...

Jessica had to cancel due to a family commitment, so the 7:30 slot will now feature AKeem Jamal Rollins. :-)

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

Thanks for the update-- I corrected the listing.

Geoffrey A. Landis said...

A great time at the Canton First Friday yesterday. The Mola gallery was quite an interesting place to read. Due to crowds milling around and such I actually didn't get started until about fifteen minutes late, to a pretty small audience, but after first couple of pieces, some more audience arrived. People seemed to like the reading, and I sold a couple of books.
After that, we went over to the Tuttle gallery, but it took us a while to find it, so we only caught the very end of Theresa Göttl's reading. But she ended strong, so that was good. And then we hit dinner at a place called Peter Shears, which was excellent. Good day!


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau