Wake Up and Smell the Poetry

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Wake Up and Smell the Poetry Friday. 5:00 PM Thursday, 4:30 AM Thursday, 12:00 PM Monday, 7:00 PM


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HCAM News Re: Wake Up!

This series is for the merging of minds and souls of poets, musicians and other performing artists... as well as those simply coming to listen. We provide a forum for a variety of talented writers and performing artists to share their words and get people awakened and excited about the diversity of voices, perspectives and insights expressed through the art form of poetry, song and spoken word.

This program is offered jointly by myself a host/ producer and by HCAM Station Manager Jim Cozzens. Admission is free but there is a passing of the hat for the features. There are very talented poets and musicians on board for this coming season. You can sign up for reserved seating and open mic below. Limited open mic slots are available on a first come first serve basis. (More info)

Cheryl Perreault

Wake up and Smell the Poetry at HCAM-Studios
Announcing Saturday, March 23rd

"Sharing Stories Poetry and Songs for Rwanda...
For Remembering, Re-Creation and Bringing Hope to the World"
with Alan O'Hare, Mark Lipman and Dylan Cuddy

Our next event will focus on "remembering and honoring the courage, compassion and transformation of all the people of Rwanda on its 25th Anniversary of tragic genocide." Alan O' Hare and friends will invite the audience to "honor all the people of Rwanda whose lives were touched and transformed by this horrendous experience, and who have come together with amazing wisdom and insight to bring a new sense of hope, purpose and service to the rest of the world. "

We invite you to join us for this special live performance at 10:30 AM.
An open mic for poetry, story and song will follow until 1:00 p.m.
Advance sign-up for open mic is recommended as spaces are limited.
Doors open at 10:00. The public is welcome.
Admission is free. Serving hot coffee donated by Starbucks in Hopkinton.
HCAM- Studios, 77 Main St., Hopkinton, MA. Parking in the back of building.

Your host, Cheryl Perreault
host of Wake up and Smell the Poetry

Alan O'Hare
Alan O'Hare is a Seanchie, a storyteller from the ancient Celtic tradition, who has created many original stories and awakened the tales of countless people and communities. He is also Director of Life Story Theatre where he has written, directed and performed original plays and videos nationally and internationally. In addition Alan has been teaching Storytelling and Healing in the Graduate Expressive Arts Therapy Program for over twenty years.

Dylan Cuddy
Dylan Cuddy will be traveling to Rwanda to join Hyppolite Ntigurirwa on his 100 day #BeThePeaceWalk. In 25th year of remembrance since the Rwandan Genocide, Hyppolite, a survivor, will be walking across his country spreading a message of peace. Dylan will be walking alongside Hyppolite and documenting his experience on BeThePeace.net

Mark Lipman
Mark Lipman grew up in a family of singers and artists. As a child, he knew he'd always have art and music to meet people and make friends. He has his Master's Degree in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University. Currently he writes and performs original music for his group, The Mark Lipman Band, as well as music for theater and video productions.

More Information on our program:
This venue welcomes participating artists from near and far as well as the general public who are interested in seeing this unique, monthly event honoring the art of poetry, song and spoken word. Admission is free and all are welcome. Most of our programs are available for viewing here.

Features Information:
Guest features for this program are selected based on their talent as both a writer and in their ability to deliver poetry, stories and songs as well as thematic content, diversity of style, audience appeal and genuine interest and ability to connect with the audience (both in studio and on air). We receive many inquiries regarding eligibility of feature spots and although most features are selected based on advance program topics and themes, interested applicants are welcome to email feature press kit and inquiries or to HCAM Studios, 77 Main Street, Hopkinton Ma 01748. (directions)

Open Mic Information:
An open mic follows, offering 4 minute contributions of poetry, story or song.

This season, given our time- limited open mic program, first priority will be given to those who did not perform the previous month. Names of those who performed the previous month will be added to a wait list and notified of available spots by Wednesday before the event.

The program is filmed before a live audience and later edited into weekly TV programs

People come from near and far sharing poetry, spoken word and songs, some for the first time and some who are seasoned writers/performers. Regardless of experience, those who have performed at the open mic in the last three seasons have traditionally offered their best for this friendly and professional setting. This has resulted in a showcasing of a very special blend of impressive talents within each month's program so that most performances are included in either the monthly "Wake up..." series or the "All Open Mic" program.

If you are interested in reserving an open mic spot or simply in reserving a seat to watch as audience, please sign up above.