On Monday night, December 16, 2019, Poetry Ocean Shores hosted its first “Open Mic Night” in its new location, the Ocean Shores Public Library. The 9 attendees included 6 readers who entertained the audience with poetry or stories. Two readers were new to the Poetry Ocean Shores group, and we look forward to hearing from them again.
The Library provides an excellent meeting space. The books surrounding the room create the perfect ambience for hearing our local voices. It is a keen reminder that literature—especially poetry—is a verbal as well as a written art. Our gratitude goes out to the Library, an invaluable resource to us and the community at large.
The next “Open Mic Night” is scheduled for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2020. King demonstrated to the world the power of writing and the voice, so it will be a good day to come out and celebrate the writers and voices right here in our community.
We welcome poets, writers, storytellers, musicians, comedians, or other performers from Ocean Shores and beyond. We also welcome kind-hearted audience members seeking a unique and free event. So please join us whether you are local to Ocean Shores, a neighbor from a nearby community, a day-tripper enjoying the beach, a traveling troubadour, or a sasquatch hoping to be found. We’ll be here waiting for you.
POETRY OCEAN SHORES
open mic night at
Ocean Shores Public Library
Monday, January 20, 2020 at 6:30PM
© 2019 Poetry Ocean Shores