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Jan Open Mic @ SVH feat. Wil Gibson
Our monthly poetry open mic happens in Suffern the 3rd Saturday of each month. Anyone that wants to can come and sign up to read up to 5 minutes of original poetry. Doors/sign-ups at 6:30 PM. Poetry starts at 7:03 or so. Come. $5 recommended donation at the door. This month, we are featuring Wil Gibson. Wil Gibson currently lives in Humboldt County, California where the trees are big. He has had 5 collections published by kind people, and has been included in a number of anthologies and lit mags both online and in print, such as Marsh Hawk Review, Button Poetry, Midwestern Gothic, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, Yellow Chair Review and more. You can find links to books and more info at This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Suffern Municipal Hall

61 Washington Ave · Suffern

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We hold a poetry slam the first Saturday of every month at Casa del Sol in Nyack, NY from 630 PM to 9 PM. A poetry slam is a performance poetry competition judged by arbitrarily-selected audience members. Where traditional poetry readings are about supporting the poet, poetry slams focus on the interaction between audience and poet. Strong writing and strong delivery are both important. Whether you want to come out and participate by performing or by spectating, you are welcome. Our slam has been in operation since December 2011.

We also host a poetry open mic the third Saturday of every month at the Suffern Village Hall in Suffern, NY. That series has been taking place at various venues since March of 2011.

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