Thursday, February 18, 2016

WordXWord Slams Are Back: Competition Kicks Off March 18 and 20 At Dottie's

The WordXWord Poetry and Story Slam series kick off March 18 and 20 at Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North Street, Pittsfield, MA.

Poetry Slam March 18

The opening Poetry Slam of the 2016 series will take place Friday March 18, 7P at Dottie’s. Hosted by Melissa Quirk Cairns, the evening will feature Providence-based writer and farmer Laura Brown-Lavoie. Laura is co-host of the Providence Poetry Slam, a finalist at the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and a member of the third place 2011 Providence team at the National Poetry Slam.

Poetry slams are lively spoken word competitions judged by audience volunteers in which poets have 3 minutes - without music or props - to work their magic. Poets interested in competing in the poetry slam should preregister at for one of the limited number of slots.

Dirty Laundry March 20

The opening Story Slam of the 2016 series is scheduled for Sunday March 20 at 3P at Dottie’s. The afternoon will be hosted by chef, poet and storyteller James Burden. The theme for this event is “Dirty Laundry.”

WXW Poetry Slam with Laura Brown-LavoieMarch 18, 7P Dottie’s Coffee Lounge 444 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

WXW Story Slam “Dirty Laundry” March 20, 3P Dottie’s Coffee Lounge 444 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 

Admission to all WordXWord events is free and open to all. Audiences are advised that these events may include mature content. Visit for more information about these and other upcoming events.


WordxWord Festival WordXWord uses spoken word, poetry and storytelling in shared space and time to celebrate diversity and creativity, empower the individual, foster understanding and empathy, and make real human connections. Visit for more information.

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