Poetry Open Mic

EVERY FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH

PRE-OPEN MIC DISCUSSION GROUP

6 PM TO 7 PM

SPONSORED BY SARATOGA SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY
ALL AGES WELCOME / FREE

Warm up for Open Mic and get to know some fellow poetry lovers as Mary Ann Rockwell of Saratoga Springs Public Library leads a conversation about the work of a particular poet. No advance preparation needed. Poems will be provided. SSPL will also display books from their poetry collection in Lena’s lobby and library card holders will be able to check them out on site

POETRY OPEN MIC

SIGN-UP 7 PM / READINGS 7:30 – 9:30 PM

ADULTS $5 / STUDENTS FREE

HOSTED BY CAROL GRASER

Two short poems (less than one page) or one longer poem, with a limit of 5 minutes altogether.

A featured poet(s) reads for 20 minutes. Featured poets are booked by host Carol Graser. Generally, our features are established, published poets and/or have made significant public contributions to the regional poetry scene.

Featured Poets:

March:  Sarah giragosian

Sarah Giragosian is a poet and critic living in Schenectady, NY. She is the author of the poetry collection Queer Fish, a winner of the Poetry Journal Book Prize (Dream Horse Press, 2017) and The Death Spiral (Black Lawrence Press, forthcoming). Her writing has recently appeared in such journals as Ecotone, The Missouri Review, Prairie Schooner, and Denver Quarterly, among others