Earth Day Celebration at Hunger Mountain Coop: Kids & Poetry

Join Kellogg-Hubbard Librarian Nicole Westbom, on Saturday, April 21, in the children’s tent for fun with poetry. Write poems, listen to stories and take part in other hands-on activities.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. |Hunger Mountain Co-op, 623 Stone Cutters Way


Beginning to See the Light

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Toussaint St. Negritude

Like the pairing dialogue of our trails and the mountains above, towards the view of worlds far within and well beyond, or the burgeoning dance of spring from our long-wintered floors, or likewise the collective liberation of all our illuminating calls for freedoms of peace: poet, composer, and jazz bass clarinetist Toussaint St. Negritude presents an evocative collaboration of words and tones.

On Saturday, April 21 at the Hunger Mountain Coop Cafe, come see Touissaint performing his own broad explorations of poetry and music. On select pieces Toussaint St. Negritude will also be accompanied by special guest musicians. For an eveningʼs journey bound to enlighten as well as heal, in celebration of PoemCity 2018, please do join us for this unique concert of poetry and jazz.

5 pm |Hunger Mountain Coop Cafe, 623 Stone Cutters Way

PoemCity Events at the Hunger Mountain Coop Earth Day Celebration!

Hunger Mountain Coop‘s annual Earth Day Celebration on April 22 (at 623 Stone Cutters Way) will feature two PoemCity events this year — one for kids to drop in all day, and one for grownups to enjoy in the evening! … Continue reading

Poetry at the Community Earth Day Celebration

Hunger Mountain Coop’s Community Earth Day Celebration (623 Stone Cutters Way, April 22) will offer lots to do – and both kids and grownups will have a chance to enjoy poetry!


At 10 am, kids can join children’s librarian Nicole Westbom to write poems, listen to great stories, and take part in other hands-on activities in the kids’ tent. Write poems about nature!

At 5 pm, come and listen to poetry by Reuben Jackson along with music by Tom Morse and Jerome Monachino in the Coop Café. The Coop will have wine and cheese tastings, too!

Reuben Jackson was curator of the Duke Ellington Collection at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., for more than 20 years. His music reviews have been published in The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, All About Jazz, Jazz Times, Jazziz, and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Reuben is a poet, mentor with The Young Writers Project, and educator.