Poets and Pints with Porter Square Books

Porter Square Books invites you to Aeronaut Brewery for another celebration of local poetry with “Poets and Pints,” readings from three local poets:  MEIA GEDDES, JOJO LAZAR, and ZENAIDA PETERSON.

The event will feature a social hour from 6PM until 7PM in which you can grab a beer and converse with the poets, hosts, and other poetry fans. The formal reading will run from 7PM until 8PM.

Porter Square Books Presents: Poets & Pints Open Mic

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by reading your favorite love poem or poem about love or poem about all of the complexities and challenges of love at Porter Square Books’ first ever Poets & Pints Open Mic. As with other Poets & Pints this event will be taking place at the Duck Village Stage at Aeronaut Brewing. Sign ups will begin at 6PM during the normal Poets & Pints social hour and the “Open Mic of Love, etc” will follow a reading by NAUSHEEN EUSUF.

A few other details about the open mic: One poem per person. The poem must be written by someone else and be under five minutes long. In terms of the “theme,” love is a complicated and often contradictory concept so feel free to be creative in what you consider a “love poem.” The host from Porter Square Books will be there to answer any other questions.

The event will feature a social hour from 6-7 in which you can grab a beer and converse with the poets, hosts, and other poetry fans. The formal reading will be from 7-8 and will feature a local poets reading from her latest work and an open mic.

NAUSHEEN EUSUF is a PhD candidate in English at Boston University, and a graduate of the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in The American ScholarSouthwest ReviewSalmagundiPN ReviewLiterary ImaginationSmartish Pace, World Literature Today, and The Best American Poetry 2018. Her first collection of poems, titled Not Elegy, But Eros, was recently published by NYQ Books (US) and Bengal Lights Books (Bangladesh).

GrownUp StoryTime: Frost to Thaw

Do you dream of February transforming from Frost to Thaw? Come listen to some frosty stories that just might make your heart thaw…(read on to submit your story for consideration).

Here’s the deal: GrownUp Storytime is an hour of funny, heartwarming, crazy, amazing stories read aloud. Created by the original BooTown in Houston and now in Boston.

Remember storytime before bedtime? Well this is just like that only replace a loved one with a weird stranger, warm milk with craft brews and your bedroom with Aeronaut’s tap room. The best part is that you don’t have to go to sleep afterward – cause we’re all grown-up now!

GrownUp StoryTime takes short short (fact, fiction, and everything in between) stories written by the community, hand them to local performers, and hilarity and/or poignant storytelling ensues. Come enjoy a beer and listen to some great stories!

Interested in writing? Check out their call for writers: https://www.facebook.com/notes/bootown-boston/call-for-writersstorytellers/1256600417708201

Want to read? Email us at GUSTboston@gmail.com or message us (BooTown Boston) on FB.

We think supporting local artist’s is important and so is accessibiility to the arts which is why the event is FREEEEEEEE but we ask for a $5 donation per person. We pay our writers and readers to show appreciation for their work and for entertaining us. #SupportLocalArtists