Shakespeare Beat Night    April 21, 2016



Beat Night is a 16 year old poetry reading held every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7PM upstairs at the Press Room in Portsmouth New Hampshire.


Writers read with a full band. They give a few words about the tone, style or mood they want for their piece and the band improvises something just for that. The results range from fun to amazing. Beat Night is a mutual exchange of inspiration between writer, band and audience and it’s never the same thing twice.


So... in Press Room Beat Night tradition, we’ll celebrate the Bard's birthday and legacy (which is just two days after this event) with an evening of poetry and spoken word, accompanied by live music, and inspired by William Shakespeare, curated by former Portsmouth Poet Laureate John-Michael Albert and hosted by our Master of Revels Bruce Pingree. The first hour will be a presentation of invited performers, and the second hour will be an open mic for all!


As always, this is FREE FOR ALL, Or Pay What You Will.