What we're about

Shut-up and Eat closed, but poetry can be read or recited by you anywhere. So, like any poem, this event sleeps for now waiting to awaken by readers as I search between sleep and life for locations to recite or read poetry.

We seek space to sharing poetry to continue to grow the Portland poetic scene as a collective group of artists and aficionados started by Jean Richards during October 12, 2016 that began at a place called Shut-up And Eat.

As Jean Richards wrote: We are passionately dedicated to strengthening a safe space community and inclusive environment. To us, a safe space is a place where anyone can feel empowered to express themselves openly and safely, free from discrimination, intimidation, judgment and physical or verbal harassment.

I still believe that. I just have no place, but seek a place or places. Once these places are being found and events will be made once discovered.

If you have a place to host an night of poetry please let me know through the messaging.

Until then I will keep this going for another six months planing an event to read poetry where ever you want.

Past events (23)

Open Mike

Shut Up and Eat

Open Mike

Shut Up and Eat

Open Mike

Shut Up and Eat

Open Mike

Shut Up and Eat

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