Doors and sign ups at 7 PM.
Open mic begins at 7:30!
(Please note the new open mic start time!!)
Bring one poem that’s 3 minutes or under and read it on our open mic! No cover charge, but we’ll be passing a bucket to pay the featured poet.
After our open mic, each month we bring you a spotlight feature from a local poet. This month we feature Claudia M. Wilson!
About our feature:
CLAUDIA M. WILSON (they & she pronouns) is a poet, instructor, and social worker who lives and plays in Amherst, MA. They have featured at various venues in Ohio & Boston such as Writer's Block, Fazenda Queer Reading, & The Oberon. Claudia's present work in progress centers embodiment, familial relationships, blackness and living in the woods, and WWF wrestlers from the mid-'80s. They do creative community play in three collectives: the Mass Collective, the Black Girl Slumber Party Collective, and The Plaintain Collective. Claudia studied English & Black Literature at The Ohio State University and is a TWH & VONA graduate. Their chapbook GROWN is published through Game Over Books Press and is about Claudia's time in foster care. They study poetry at Umass Amherst and they live in the woods with their cat Pablo a.k.a Lil Pooder a.k.a Pooderbutt. Claudia is an avid watcher of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Atlanta. They're originally from Cleveland & Columbus, Ohio.
Image by Reed Hex.
Venue and stage are wheelchair accessible.