Two fantastic shows are coming your way at 7Hills this month – because it’s autumn in New England, and the Raven is cozy af. Let’s get our words on!
November 4th (Special Saturday show!) – Feature Night w/ Rachel McKibbens
Rachel McKibbens is a two-time New York Foundation for the Arts poetry fellow and author of blud, Into the Dark & Emptying Field, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize, and Pink Elephant. Her chapbook, Mammoth, was runner-up for the David Blair Poetry Prize. McKibbens founded The Pink Door Writing Retreat, is a member of Latinas Unidas and co-curates the acclaimed reading series Poetry & Pie Night in upstate, NY.
No slam tonight, but DJ Muse will be spinning for your pleasure. Open mic signup at 7:30, show starts at 8. $5 suggested donation (however we turn no one away). COME EARLY STAY LATE! Order food! Order drink (if of proper age with proper ID)! Meet people, catch up with people you have already met and EVERYTHING in between!
November 14th – (Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday!) – Organizers’ Showcase & Wam Bam Thank You Slam
Who the hell is running this thing?? Well, ‘run’ is a tricky word – Jenith Charpentier and Sou MacMillan have been sticking the pieces in place and putting a bird on it since 2014!
Jenith Charpentier is the author of three chapbooks, Bending the Water Between Us (2011), Bad at Gravity (Doublebunnny Press, 2013), and 5 Poems by Jenith Charpentier (Damfino Press, 2015). She represented Worcester’s Poets Asylum at the 2012 Individual World Poetry Slam and as a member of the 2013 National Poetry Slam Team. Jenith’s poetry appears in several publications including OVS, Mas Tequila Review, Wicked Banshee Press, The Orange Room Review, Worcester Magazine, Tipton Poetry Journal. She is currently one of the organizers of Worcester’s 7 Hills Slam. More information about her work can be found at https://www.facebook.com/jenithcharpentierpoet.
Sou MacMillan has her fingers in a lot of pies: A veteran of the Columbus, OH music scene, she was the voice behind Caroline/Double Deuce band Pet Ufo. She is the author of Chrysanthemum, a punk rock coming of age story, and Shallow Empire, a collection of poetry. Sou has been published in periodicals and anthologies such as Syracuse University’s Salt Hill Journal, Subatomic Books’ One Step Beyond, and Suzi Banks Baum’s An Anthology of Babes. She is the producer of Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival, and the small press sorceress behind Doublebunny Press. Her collage art and poetry film has exhibited in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Kyiv, Ukraine, and in Barcelona, Spain. Sou lives in Worcester with her husband and son, where she collages, knits, and endeavours to write science fiction stories.
This month our theme slam will be the Wam Bam Thank You Slam –
Bring out your gratitudes, your fond remembrances of kindnesses, your best penned notes after the party. You could win an adorable (and coveted!) Raven trophy!
Open mic signup at 7:30, show starts at 8. $5 suggested donation (however we turn no one away). COME EARLY STAY LATE! Order food! Order drink (if of proper age with proper ID)! Meet people, catch up with people you have already met and EVERYTHING in between!