The original name was going to be "The messy writer's group for the functionally nutty," but we don't all have to be messy, or nutty, or functional. We read, write and perform poetry. Sometimes it shoots, sometimes sits like dirt, sometimes resists like phlegm, or oozes, or sometimes it just rests above our heads- no matter. It's a product of "the great yellow rose in your brain" (that's Ginsberg). If you have ever said to yourself, after writing a whole bunch of words on a page, "Man I wish I could read this to someone besides my evil twin..." we want to hear them.

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Recent Meetups

  • March 1 · 1:00 PM

    Prompt: Free

    2 writers

    Our prompt for this month is "free" - anything and everything associated with the word - freedom, free parking, whatever. As always, you do not have to write to the... Learn more
  • January 4 · 1:00 PM

    Prompt: Library

    3 writers

    Greetings! This is our monthly meetup. Our prompt for this time is "library" which makes sense, since that is where we meet! Please bring one or more poems to share.... Learn more
  • December 16, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    Open Mic Night at the New Deal Cafe

    3 writers

    The New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt ( holds a Poetry Open Mic night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on the third Tuesday of the month. It's a fun event. No... Learn more
  • December 7, 2014 · 1:00 PM

    Prompt: Shelter

    7 writers

    Greetings! This is our monthly meetup. This month's prompt is to write a poem related to "shelter" in any way you want to define it. As always, interpret this broadly... Learn more
  • November 13, 2014 · 9:00 PM

    Open Mic at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville

    3 writers

    Busboys and Poets holds open mics at their different locations. Thursday nights are open mic at their Hyattsville location. Deborah is leading the charge (that is,... Learn more
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