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Poems, Stories and Journal Readings
October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Walking into The World Famous Elvis Room was alternately exhilarating and comforting. There was a motorcycle parked in the storefront window, a room with a stage that hosted epic punk rockers adjacent to another with a counter for pastries and coffee that was a refuge for youths who sat on cushy furniture by wide windows facing Congress Street, journaling or drawing in notebooks and communing with each other.
The World Famous Elvis Room closed two decades ago, but lives on as representative of the zeitgeist of Portsmouth’s 1990s rock and roll spirit. Most patrons self-identified as outsiders, but felt an inclusive sense of community there, no matter which side of the venue they were drawn to.
If you ever went to a show, sat on the couches, drank coffee, wrote in the journals or just hung out at The Elvis Room then come to our open mic style Poems & Stories Night on Sunday, October 6th. Share your memories and laugh with old friends over a pint of Liars Bench Beer Company’s limited edition Elvis Room brew. We might even get their house roast back for all you coffee drinkers 🙂
Portsmouth Book & Bar will be housing the well loved journals for the month of October so that people can check them out and reminisce. We will have a display and more details in the future.
This event is a fundraiser and 100% of all proceeds will be donated so be generous and toss what you can in the hat! We’re really looking forward to participating in the 20th year anniversary of the closing of this iconic venue; see you on 10/6!