Poetry Open Mic

Special Guest Marc Kelly Smith

April is National Poetry Month! We're celebrating with a poetry open mic featuring Chicago slam poet Marc Kelly Smith.

Marc Kelly Smith is creator/founder of the Uptown Poetry Cabaret. As stated in the PBS television series, The United States of Poetry, a “strand of new poetry began at Chicago’s Green Mill Tavern in 1987 when Marc Smith found a home for the Poetry Slam.” Since then, performance poetry has spread throughout the world exported to over 1,000 cities large and small.

All poets are welcome.

Both poets and listeners will need to register to receive the event link to attend the virtual poetry open mic. Registered poets will receive an email with their time slot.

This event is in collaboration with the Galena Public Library.

This virtual poetry reading is presented for free; however, donations are appreciated!

April 29, 2021, 6-7 pm



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