Portuguese American Journal

Poetry: Portuguese American poets reading at the Salem Poetry Festival – Massachusetts

A group of Portuguese-American writers will participate Saturday, May 4, in the 2013 Salem Poetry Festival, in Massachusetts.

Readers include Nancy Vieira Couto, Brian Sousa, Millicent Borges Accardi and Carlo Matos. More than 100 poets will engage with thousands of people at the festival.

Associated with the reading series “Kale Soup for the Soul,” the  group will read poems, stories and memoirs about family, food and Portuguese culture. The readings will take place from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at the PEM Japanese Gallery.

In 2012, the reading series Kale Soup for the Soul premiered at the Chicago Cultural Center in downtown Chicago as an offsite event during the Associated Writing Programs and Writers annual conference

This was the first reading of its kind, to feature a group of Portuguese-American writers: Amy Sayre Baptista, Oona Patrick, Paula Neves, Carlos Queirós, Linette Escobar, Lara Gularte, Carlo Matos, Millicent Borges Accardi and Tony J. Roma.

In March of 2013, the second installment of Kale Soup for the Soul was held in Boston at the Portuguese Consulate. Authors participating included Nancy Vieira Couto (New York); Carlos Matos (Illinois); Brian Sousa (Rhode Island); Tony John Roma (California); Paula Neves (New Jersey); Amy Sayre Baptista (Illinois); and Lara Gularte (California).

The Salem Poetry Festival will take place in Salem, Massachusetts, from May 3 to May 5. The festival offers workshops, panels, readings, letterpress and screen printing demonstrations, and a book fair featuring small presses and literary magazines.

Admission to all festival events require a festival button. General admission($15); Seniors and students ($7); Workshop fee ($5).


Related Event

Valente Branch Library
May 1st, from 6 to 8pm
826 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA – (617-349-4015)
Group Reading: Kale Soup for the Soul
Readers include Brian Sousa, Paula Neves, Millicent Borges Accardi and Amy Sayre Baptista


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