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The Poetry Extravaganza featuring Gary Hoare

February 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, February 7th from 6-8:30 pm for an evening of poetry, humor, and revelry.
Two open-mic sessions sandwich our feature poet Gary Hoare. Sign up for the open mic at Jfjr6969@gmail,com. Five-minute maximum, please.
Free admission. Separate area for our event. On-the-street-parking or check redemptionrock.beer for other parking options.
Redemption Rock Brewery serves craft beers, coffees, teas, and delicious snacks. You can bring your own food but outside beverages are not allowed.
The Poetry Extravaganza is sponsored by Lewandowski Painting.
Join the fun on February 7th!
Gary Hoare was born in Massachusetts in 1970 and has been performing poetry since 1998. He has competed in the National Poetry Slam for teams from Worcester, Mass. and Providence, R.I., and has performed with Dr. Brown’s Traveling Poetry Show. He received a 2005 Jacob Knight Award for Poetry, and is the author of several chapbooks such as Fallback Crush and Awkward is Hot. His short films, “Sagittarius,” “Reminiscing about the Mars Landing” and “Harikikigaki,” appeared as part the Encyclopedia Show: Somerville. “Reminiscing…” was awarded the Here Kitty Kitty Prize, and his short film “Cat” (directed by Joe Cronin) was awarded Best Smartphone Production at the 2015 Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival.
Gary received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst and works as a graphic designer. Additionally, he provides graphic design services to the Boston Poetry Slam, including the design of the show’s current logo (created in 2006 and revised in 2008), the Head-to-Head Dirty Haiku Slam, the Box of Doom, and the Star Trek vs. Star Wars slam. Gary also produced the logos for the 2011 and 2013 National Poetry Slams hosted in Boston.
Gary currently lives in Worcester where he writes, performs spoken-word poetry, and paints. Some of his artwork can be viewed at garyhoare.com and redbubble.com.
(Bio courtesy of Boston Poetry Slam)


February 7, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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