Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Boston Poet Chad Parenteau to perform in Shreveport

iNception of Shreveport, INC presents Poet's Nite out Thurs. April 8, 2010, featuring Boston Poet Chad Parenteau, 7pm -9pm at The Naked Bean Cafe' 3307 Line Ave., Shreveport, LA 318.864.2999. $5.00 suggested donation.

Chad Parenteau ( has an MFA from Emerson College in Boston. Chad won a 2003 Cambridge Poetry Award, for his chapbook "Self-Portrait In Fire". Mr. Parenteau’s poetry appears in numerous print and online publications, including anthologies such as French Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poets. In 2007, his poem "Moonlighting" was on display at Boston City Hall as part of The Mayor's Prose and Poetry Program. 2008 saw the publication of his third chapbook, Discarded: Poems for My Apartments from Červená Barva Press. Earlier this year, a catalog of his work was added to Framingham State College's Alumni Collection at the Henry Whittemore Library.

Chad has featured in several venues, including Spoken Word Nantucket, the Fox Chase Reading Series in Philadelphia, the 17 Poets! Reading Series in New Orleans, and the Out of The Blue Art Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he is the current host and organizer of Stone Soup Poetry, one of the longest-running weekly poetry venues in the state. His recent contribution to the reading series is creating and editing its online tribute journal Spoonful.

Poet's Nite out is an ALL AGE Open mic (including singer/songwriter's) Held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at The Naked Bean Cafe' a locally owned and operated business.

I look forward to hearing and seeing you there. Thank YOU for supporting your local artists and poets during National Poetry Month!

Harmony and Peace,
Joanna Ballard ~ Louisiana Storyteller/Artist
Ballard's Bytes ~

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