Our Poet & Song house concert series takes place at Falcon Theatre on select dates between October and June. House concerts are by invitation events where all proceeds go to the performers, so this is primarily our labor of love to present touring songwriters we have met through our Folk Alliance membership over the years.  Each concert will feature a 20 minute reading from a local/regional poet plus a 45 minute set of original song from the touring artist.  So far, we have presented:

Poets:  Kelly Thomas, Pauletta Hansel, Karen George, George Ella Lyon. Taunja Thomson, Jerry Judge

Songwriters: Todd Hoke, Jefferson Ross, Zoe Mulford, Raison D'Etre, Friction Farm, Tiffany Williams

Our next show will be March 3, 2022 with Falcon Takes Flight!

This season we are mainly producing local poets and organizations because of Covid restrictions.  In October, we held an anniversary event to celebrate 90 years of poetry with Greater Cincinnati Writer's League poets and 30 years of song with Raison D'Etre.  In March, we present readers' theatre with Falcon Takes Flight.  RSVP as usual, donations accepted through PayPal and cash at the door.  We follow Falcon Theatre's Covid protocol in that all audience members must mask and produce proof of vaccination on entering the theatre.  A negative Covid test may be substituted for proof of vaccination.  See Falcon's updated guidelines for more info.  A short Q&A with cast, editors and attending poets will take place following the program.  Copies of RIPARIAN will be available for sale.

RSVPs for each concert are accepted at the Contact Page on this website. We will send you a confirmation and parking directions for the theatre.  Our suggested donation is $20 so that both the poet and songwriter receive some compensation for their performance.  However, we will accept whatever cash donation you can afford at the door. We want you to enjoy these wonderful artists. You can also use PayPal if you prefer.

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Falcon Takes Flight presents RIPARIAN at Poet & Song Series

Falcon Theatre, 638 Monmouth St., Newport, KY

Poet & Song Series presents Falcon Takes Flight in a reader's theatre production of poems from the river anthology, RIPARIAN, edited by Sherry C. Stanforth and Richard Hague. RSVPs to rls@raison3.com by March 1. Music performed by Raison D'Etre. Q&A by editors and attending poets. We accept donations at the door and via PayPal at https://raison3.com/poet-song-series

We follow current Covid guidelines of Falcon Theatre--masks plus proof of vaccination or negative Covid test to enter the theater.