PSNH Open Mic 11/15 with Headliner Carla Schwartz at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord

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Date(s) - November 15, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Gibson's Bookstore


Join the Poetry Society of New Hampshire for an afternoon of verse! Headliner this month is Carla Schwartz. An open mic will follow Carla’s reading.

All are welcome, newcomers are encouraged! This event is free and open to the public.

Carla Schwartz is a poet, filmmaker, photographer, and blogger. She lives half the year on an unbridged island in Lake Winnipesaukee, and the other half in the Boston area. She’s a long distance swimmer, paddleboarder, cross-country skier, cyclist, hiker, and haphazard gardener. Carla has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University. Her poems, which reflect life, love, family, death, the natural world,  social issues, and the environment, have appeared in many journals, including Banyan Review, California Quarterly, Channel, Gyroscope, Ibbetson Street, Leon Literary Review, Leveler, The MacGuffin, Mom Egg, New-Verse News, Paterson Literary Review, Solstice,Triggerfish Critical Review, Verse-Virtual, among others.

Her poem, “Anthem,” won the May 2019 Lunch Ticket Twitter contest. Her poem, “Wormageddon,” appears as a model poem in The Practicing Poet: Writing Beyond the Basics, edited by Diane Lockward. Her poem “Gum Surgery” was anthologized in City of Notions, A Boston Poetry Anthology. Her poems “Rain” and “Wind” were finalists in the Robert Collen poetry contest in Orange, MA. Her poem, “Pat Schroeder Was Our Mother” has won the 2023 New England Poetry Club e.e. cummings prize.

Her books include “Signs of Marriage” (Finishing Line, 2022), “Intimacy with the Wind” (Finishing Line, 2017) and “Mother, One More Thing” (Turning Point, 2014).  Her CB99videos YouTube channel has 2,400,000+ views. Learn more at, or or find her on Twitter (, YouTube (, or Instagram ( @cb99videos.

Here is a link to her promo video for her latest chapbook, Signs of Marriage:

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45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
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