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UNBUTTONED, An Evening of Spoken Word  |  Easthampton  |  2015 

Easthampton City Arts+ presents UNBUTTONED, An Evening of Spoken Word at Luthier's Co-Op. This monthly event has provided Easthampton's burgeoning community of poets and writers with a vehicle for performance, discussion, and feedback. It was the first area event that supported the emerging writers by providing both a forum for writers and a listening audience. UNBUTTONED begins with a series of open mic readers who sign-up that evening and then is followed by one or two featured readers who receive a small stipend. The name Unbuttoned refers to the Easthampton button industry, the City's first manufacturer. Featured readers have included David Bartone, Corinne DeWinter, Lori Desrosiers, Mike Young, John Allen, Mel Bosworth, Dan Chelotti and many other talented writers and poets.

Mike Young UNBUTTONED featured reader August 2014

Funded by the ECA+ (Easthampton Cultural Council) in 2015
Grant Recipient: ECA+ (Easthampton Cultural Council), $600

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