Poetry in the era of Hip Hop continues to fascinate, and this year’s poets-in-residence are Eve Ewing, Safia Elhillo and Jayson P Smith. Their presence will be felt throughout the city as they host performances and slam competitions featuring local poets and storytellers, collaborate on hybrid events and a series of workshops.
Coming up August 10: dramatic readings of Abraham Lincoln’s immortal words at Chesterwood. Excerpts will include both his best-known private and public words about love, life, and the country he worked so hard to unite.
Playwright Rich Orloff poses the question, “If you could go back in time and observe your parents at the time of your birth, what would you discover?“ His play looks at what it meant to be a parent in 1953.
Many in Lenox set aside their Tuesday afternoons for talks about the history of the Berkshires during the famed “gilded age” when such splendid “cottages” as Ventfort Hall were the center of social life.
Dorset Theatre Festival creates bold and innovative theatre that engages a diverse, multi-generational community, enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring its audience through the celebration of great plays produced with the highest degree of artistry.
The bestselling author and Time magazine columnist Joe Klein will offer up his analysis of Politics 2016 at 6pm Friday, May 27th at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. The talk, sponsored by OLLI, is free and open to all.
Blanco is the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history – the youngest, first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Born in Madrid to Cuban exiled parents and raised in Miami, the negotiation of cultural identity and place characterize his body of work.