Charles River Museum to host upcoming poetry event
Brandeis Dean of Students Jamele Adams and Protestant Chaplain Matthew Carriker will be performing at the Get Your Poetry ON! event at the Charles River Museum on Friday. According to the Charles River Museum’s website, Get Your Poetry ON! is “a three part poetry oration event.”
Adams, also known by his stage name Harlym 1two5, and Carriker will each be presenting three works. The first will be a previously finished work of their choosing, the second will be on the subject of Waltham or the Francis Cabot Lowell Mill where the museum is housed and the third will be written at the event about a subject of the audience’s choosing.
According to the Charles River Museum’s website, Adams “was a frequent and highly regarded figure in competitions in New York and beyond. [He] has become a part of the Boston area poetry scene and joined a team of poets who have won numerous competitions regionally and nationally.”
Carriker is an ordained Christian minister and pastor at the Agape Church. According to Agape Waltham’s website, he is working on an upcoming book entitled, “Giving Christianity back to Agape Love.”
Also performing at the event is Enzo Silon Surin, an award-winning Haitian-born poet who has released two chapbooks: “A Letter of Resignation: An American Libretto” and “Higher Ground.” According to the Charles River Museum’s website, Surim “holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley University and is an Associate Professor of English at Bunker Hill Community College.”
Get Your Poetry ON! was co-created by the Charles River Museum and the Waltham Public Library, who will also be moderating the event. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 9:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets to the event are free and the link can be found online at charlesrivermuseum.org.