Austin Out Loud: Poetry Open Mic Night

Austin Out Loud: Poetry Open Mic Night

Blog post by Walter
Monday, April 24, 2017

Attention poets (or poetry fans)! Help us celebrate National Poetry Month! Bring your own poems to share, or just come listen and enjoy. Sign-up begins at 6 PM. Recommended for ages 17 and up.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, starting at 7 p.m.

Old Quarry Branch Library
7031 Village Center Dr.
Austin, TX 78731

All types of poetry will be welcome. Sign-ups will be first come, first served and time limits will depend on the turnout. Call the branch during open hours at 512-974-8860 if you need any more information.

Austin Out Loud is a program series that features Austin writers of all genres, held at the Old Quarry Branch on the last Wednesday of every month. The last Austin Out Loud event was sci-fi themed and featured local authors Christy Esmahan, M.G. Herron, Nancy Smith, and Steve Statham. They each read a short story or an excerpt from one of their novels. The first Austin Out Loud event was in January, when author Sarah Bird (who lives in the Old Quarry neighborhood) came and read from her book A Love Letter to Texas Women. (She also read this essay: https://www.tribtalk.org/2017/01/11/texas-lawmakers-retracted-my-award-but-i-wrote-an-acceptance-speech-anyway/). In the future, we hope to feature more local authors and a wide variety of genres including nonfiction, contemporary fiction, mystery, fantasy, and horror.