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Cultural Center Celebrates National Poetry Month

Cultural Center Celebrates National Poetry Month

Inviting People to Write, Recite and Enjoy

For Immediate Release

SOUTH YARMOUTH, Mass – April 4, 2023 The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is celebrating National Poetry Month with its exhibit “Art and Poetic Text,” featuring poetry readings, open-mic nights and workshops.

“Poetry is a powerful art form that communicates to individuals in a myriad of ways and on so many levels,” said Diane Giardi, the Cultural Center’s director of Learning. “Sharing poetry, whether embedded in visual art, sung, read or spoken, connects us to each other, to our community. We hope you can join us at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod this month to experience some poetic forms together.”

Poetry Month events include:

  • “Art and Poetic Text” exhibit runs April 11 through 29. An opening reception will be held April 14, from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Featured poets Al Starkey, Mary E. Cronin and Karen Sabetta will present at this open-mic night with an opportunity for other poets to join. Friday, April 7, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Writing Poetry for Children workshop with poet/author Mary E. Cronin. Wednesday, April 12, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Wood-turners and wood-burners will be inscribing poetry in wood-turned forms. Thursday, April 13, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Poetry Marathon, with poets signing up for 15-minute slots throughout the day. Come to read or listen. Wednesday, April 26, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Several musical events are also on tap this month at the Cultural Center, including:

  • The Joshua Espinoza Trio on Thursday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.

  • A Night of Blues with Natalia Bonfini on Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.

  • An Afternoon of J.S. Bach Cello Suites with cellist Samuel DeCaprio on Sunday, April 30, 3:00 p.m. This special concert will have a prelude lunch with Chef Joseph Cizynsk at noon.

For more information, visit For media photos, click HERE.

Media contact: Leigh Blander | 781-718-3324 | Museum contact: Molly Demeulenaere |

About the Cape Cod Cultural Center The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is a world-class, inclusive space that cultivates curiosity, creativity and cultural exploration through exhibition, arts education and life-long learning, and music and events. We welcome more than 25,000 people a year to our five galleries, resident artist studios, performance hall, culinary arts center, recording studio, ceramics studio and makerspace. In 2023, the Cultural Center will host more than 600 classes and 65 concerts. Learn more about the Cultural Center of Cape Cod at


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