Tag: Marty McConnell

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What an October night, folks! Local, national, and international all-stars all took a turn on our dingy little basement stage for an exceptionally excellent literary time. Our headliner was Marty McConnell, in town from Chicago en route to her booking at the Dodge Poetry Festival this year. Marty brought us a selection of work seemingly …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, October 19, 2016: Marty McConnell, Mohamed Hassan, and the Champion of Champions Poetry Slam

Chicago poetry powerhouse Marty McConnell.

Lambda Literary finalist and NUPIC champion Marty McConnell. Spotlight from 2015 New Zealand National Slam Champ Mohamad Hassan. AND the Champion of Champions poetry slam: Jess Rizkallah defends her title.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 24

National Poetry Month has just ended at the Boston Poetry Slam, folks, and we went out on a high note. First, Marty McConnell led a workshop to kick off a big night, and the venue responded in kind with a super-solid and interesting open mic. Marty replied with a feature (kicking off with a brand-new-to-everyone …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 24: Marty McConnell

Marty McConnell, NUPIC champion and author of wine for a shotgun.

Reigning NUPIC champion and longtime slam veteran Marty McConnell features. Champion of Champions poetry slam.

Workshop for Wednesday, April 24: “Stranger Than Fiction” with Marty McConnell

Marty McConnell, workshop leader for April 24. Photo by Lux Camena.

Marty McConnell ran a wildly popular workshop at the Cantab back in 2010… If you’re still kicking yourself to have missed it, then this is your latest chance to generate new work under Marty’s direction.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 17

We can confirm it: last week’s workshop leader and feature, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, is the classiest class act who ever acted classy, hands down. After a difficult week in Boston, we were ready to laugh, grieve, and take poetry as seriously as possible this past Wednesday; our open mic community showed a lot of sensitivity …

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