On January 26, the Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse will feature Rich Berg. The evening's theme will be “Free Voices.”
Rich Berg is the producer and co-host of For the Love of Words filmed at Easton Community Cable, and the program developer and co-instructor of the Poetry Workshops at the Ames Free Library, both in Easton. He has featured at Wake Up and Smell the Poetry in Hopkinton and the South Coast Center for the Arts, as well as dozens of other venues. His poetry and photography appear in several publications and galleries. Rich has a B.S.B.A degree from Suffolk University and teaches writing and about overcoming adversity. He is a brain injury survivor and an advocate for the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts.
Poets, storytellers, musicians, and singer/songwriters get to participate in the open mic, as well.
The Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse is held the last Saturday of every month at 7 p.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 26 North Street, Medfield. Open mic readers have six minutes to share. Original or non-original poetry, stories, performance art, music or songs are welcome. Sticking to the theme is encouraged. Teens and adults are welcome. Expresso is a safe space for all. Refreshments are served. Medfield TV films the event and posts it to YouTube. There is a $10 suggested donation, $5 for open mic participants, $3 for students. For more information, contact Thea Iberall at (562-243-0191).
Future performances at the Expresso are listed as follows:
February 23 - Rev. Cindy Maybeck - storyteller - plus Expresso's 3rd birthday
March 30 - Haley Hewitt - harpist
April 27 - Crowes Pasture duo - singer/songwriters