Events

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 10, 2024 7:00 PM. Newburyport Chamber Music Festival, St. Paul’s Church, 166 High St., Newburyport, MA. The world premiere with theremin by Composer-in-Residence Patrick Castillo is based on the songs of twelve iconic birds of Newburyport. Poet-in-Residence Alfred Nicol wrote a poem for each bird and Artist-in-Residence Jane Niebling has created matching paintings. Tonight’s concert also includes music of Saint-Saens, Ravel, Brown, and Haydn. Get tickets

Sunday, August 11, 2024 4:00 PM. Newburyport Chamber Music Festival, “The Barrage” in Newbury, MA (Address on tickets). The world premiere with theremin by Composer-in-Residence Patrick Castillo is based on the songs of twelve iconic birds of Newburyport. Poet-in-Residence Alfred Nicol wrote a poem for each bird and Artist-in-Residence Jane Niebling has created matching paintings. Tonight’s concert also includes music of Haydn, Kurtág, Brown and Ravel. Get tickets

 

Recent Events

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024. 7:30 PM. “Jazz Vespers,” First Religious Society Unitarian Universalist Church, 26 Pleasant Street, Newburyport, MA. This month, the church welcomes award-winning poet Alfred Nicol, two-time Grammy-nominated sax player Mark Earley, local jazz phenom Chris Plante and rising talent Josh Schultz on bass.

Friday, March 8, 2024. 6:00 PM. Reading at Cornell University, 616 Thurston Ave, Ithaca, New York.

Friday, March 15, 2024. 5:30 PM. The Bookery, 848 Elm St, Manchester, NH. A reading from the anthology, Outer Space: 100 Poems, featuring its editor, Midge Goldberg, and contributors Alfred Nicol, Robert Crawford, Liz Ahl and Rick Broussard.

Friday-Sunday, Aug. 18-20, 2023. Frost Farm Poetry Conference, Derry, NH. Master Class with Alfred Nicol, who will deliver the keynote address on Friday evening.

Sunday, Aug 6, 2023. 3 PM Annual  Tapestry of Voices Reading to Honor John Greenleaf Whittier at The Whittier Home, 86 Friend Street, Amesbury, MA

Thursday, May 11, 2023, 6:30 PM. Six Powow River Poets , all with recent books published by Kelsay Books, read from their new collections at the Emma Andrews Library, 77 Purchase Street, Newburyport, MA.  Rhina P. Espaillat, Paulette Demers Turco, Jean Kreiling, Don Kimball, Midge Goldberg, and Alfred Nicol. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 29, 2023. The Newburyport Literary Festival. 11:30 AM at Newburyport Public Library: Alfred Nicol reads from his translation of One Hundred Visions of War by Julien Vocance.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at 7:00 PM at MIT, Building 32 (Stata Center), Room 144, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139: Alfred Nicol reads from his translation of One Hundred Visions of War by Julien Vocance, with discussion to follow. Alfred Nicol: William Corbett Reading Series

Throughout the month of February, “Write Now—Alfred Nicol, January 2023” will air in Haverhill, MA on Comcast channel 22 on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays at 3:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Program producer Gayle Heney and Nicol converse about his translation of One Hundred Visions of War by Julien Vocance, written in the trenches of France during WWI.

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023, at 6:30 PM. G.A.R. Memorial Library, West Newbury, MA. Alfred Nicol reads from his translation of One Hundred Visions of War by Julien Vocance.  Reading followed by a discussion of Vocance’s important, neglected modernist poem. For more information and to register, please scroll down library calendar here.

Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. Alfred Nicol in conversation with Jimmy Pappas and reading from  his translation of One Hundred Visions of War by Julien Vocance. Via ZoomSunday, Sept. 25, 2022. The Diminished Prophets present a benefit melopoeia for the “Write the World” scholarship fund. At the People’s Methodist Church, 64 Purchase Street, Newburyport, MA.

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, 3 to 4:30 p.m. EDT.  Able Muse presents three acclaimed poets: Carol LightAlfred Nicol, and Barbara Ellen Sorensen, hosted by J. C. Todd.  

Friday, April 1, 2022  7 PM. HC Media, 2 Merrimac Street, Haverhill, MA: The Haverhill River Bards and Creative Haverhill present The Diminished Prophets: poets Rhina P. Espaillat and Alfred Nicol, guitarist John Tavano, and bassist/cellist Roger Kimball perform a melopoeia, a stirring combination of music and poetry. Admission free.

Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022 4:00-5:30 PM Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry hosts a virtual reading for their forthcoming 2022 issue. Readers include the British poet Sally Read and others, including myself and friends Kyle Potvin and Sally Thomas.

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 7:00-8:15 Emma Andrews Library Winter/Spring 2022 Author Series:  Alfred Nicol “How I Write My Poems” an interview (with Aine Greaney) and poetry reading.

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 8:00. Al Basile’s program, Poems On, begins its second season with a Valentine’s Day theme – Romantic Love. Al’s guests are Melissa Balmain, and returning from season one, Alfred Nicol.