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We are thrilled to announce the upcoming Second Saturdays at Tate Street Coffee House Poetry Readings & Open Mic. It’s an honor for WWOT to host these talented featured poets, both regional and from out of state, down on Tate Street. This is a great opportunity to meet exceptional poets and have a chance to hear and buy their work. Most readings are followed by open mic, time permitting.
First up is Second Saturday in February which is actually the Third Saturday, February 15, just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend. Maura High, Edison Jennings and Sandy Longhorn are the poetry contest winners from Jacar Press and are all traveling to NC to read from Rome, Virginia and Arkansas. You can browse some of their poems on the Jacar Press poems page.
On March 8th, we are pleased to welcome Maureen Sherbondy and Alice Osborn to the Triad. Maureen and Alice – we can’t wait to see you both! This is the same weekend as the Female Artist Takeover, where female artists take over local venues all over town. It will be an exciting night, Greensboro.
And in April for National Poetry Month, we are honored to host Rachel Richardson and Stephanie Levin as our featured poets — join us on April 12. Rachel teaches in the English Department at UNC-G, and gave a wonderful and intensive poetry workshop in January in Cary at the Turkish House. Of Stephanie’s collection poetry “Smoke of Her Body,” Dorianne Laux said: “This one just has that punch in the stomach, ‘wow, who the f#!% wrote this’ factor going for it. I like how the poems are strong, yet understated, loud and quiet at the same time.”
January was thrilling – with a fantastic workshop from Debra Kaufman and fabulous reading that evening with Debra and Spoken Word performer Milli (Ashley R. Lumpkin). We’re STILL talking about it.
Make plans to come out if you can for an evening of excellent poetry and warm community — we always have a great time.
Hope to see you there!