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1. This Week's Poetry Connection
2. New *Call for Art*
3. Upcoming Events: Encaustic Open Studio
4. Next ACC Meeting
The Amesbury Monthly Poetry Reading

Dave Morrison

Maine-based poet Dave Morrison has published fifteen books of poetry. His work has been featured in many literary journals, anthologies, and radio programs, including Writer's Almanac, Take Heart, and Poems From Here. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
6:30pm – 8:30pm

"There is no voice quite like his. What shines in every poem is musical sound and rhythm, grittiness, reality, humor, and the rare ability to tackle serious subjects without taking himself too seriously. There is a wonderful, refreshing lack of pretentiousness and self-pity in all his poems and books."
—Alice Persons, Editor & Publisher, Moon Pie Press

The reading will be followed by a brief open mic. Please email Amesbury Poet Laureate Ellie O'Leary to request the Zoom link.
Calling All Artists with Disabilities 

Open to artists 18+ with physical, cognitive, visual, and/or hearing disabilities.
To be eligible for submission, the work must have been created after the onset of a disability or injury. Each work must also have been created within the last five years, in order to be eligible. All works must be for sale. Original work only.

Deadline for submission:

Sunday, February 27

  Find more details here.  
All February: Shop Local Bingo
Support local businesses and win prizes! 

Wed., Feb. 23 | 6:30-8:30pm: Dave Morrison Poetry Reading
Email Ellie O'Leary ( for the Zoom link.   

Thurs., Feb. 24 | 2pm: Painting with Claire
Weekly painting class at the Amesbury Senior Community Center.  

Thurs., Feb. 24 | 7-9pm: Sea Glass Jewelry Workshop [Intermediate]
For those who have completed the Beginner Pendant Class with Sharon DeAngelo.

Fri., Feb. 25 | 12pm: COA Friday Film Fest 
This week's feature: Greyhound.

Fri., Feb. 25 | 7pm: Open Drum Circle
Every 3rd Friday at the People's Café in Newburyport. 

Sat., Feb. 26 | 7-9pm: The Johnny Frazee Trio
Gettin' jazzy at BareWolf Brewing.  

Mon., Feb. 28 | 1-4pm & 5-8pm: Encaustic Open Studio
Practice your encaustic skills with artist Amy Vander Els.  

Now–March 31st: Art@City Hall "Hanging Together"
Free and open to all during City Hall business hours.  

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Our next meeting is:
March 8, 2022

Amesbury Cultural Center
37 Upper Millyard | Ground Floor

All are welcome to attend!
We take Public Comments at ~8:20pm.

Interested in joining the ACC?
We are always looking for new members!


Mission: The Amesbury Cultural Council is a City-appointed council governed by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We are staffed by volunteers appointed by the Mayor. Working with the community, we help foster and facilitate cultural activities and the arts in Amesbury and surrounding communities.

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Amesbury Cultural Council
Amesbury City Hall
62 Friend Street, Amesbury, MA 01913

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