Poetry Slam & Open Mic @ Barnes & Noble

Event Type: Adult - Poetry
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens
Date: 2/1/2017
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
 Our exciting "1st Wednesday" series continues with Open Mic, SLAM competition and guest poets Jeanann Verlee! And, don't forget, our slam is at Barnes & Noble at 230 Main Street in downtown White Plains January through May!

Jeanann Verlee is author of two books, Said to the Manic Muse and Racing Hummingbirds, which earned the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal for poetry. She has also been awarded the Third Coast Poetry Prize and the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry.Her work appears inAdroit, Rattle, The Journal,and BuzzFeed Reader,among others. Verlee served as poetry editor for Union Station Magazine, For Some Time Now,and Winter Tangerine Review: Fragments of Persephone, as well as a number of individual collections. She is former director of the Urbana Poetry Slam reading series where she served as writing and performance coach, and she performs and facilitates workshops at schools, theatres, libraries, bookstores, and dive bars across North America. Verlee wears polka dots and kisses Rottweilers. She believes in you. Find her at

To take part in the open mic or slam, please register at 6:30 pm. Slammers should bring one original poem of up to 3 minutes. Registration closes promptly at 7, and the program starts shortly thereafter. Co-hosted by local poet and slam-master Eric ZORK Alan. All are welcome! Questions? Contact program librarian Ben Himmelfarb by phone (422-6980) or e-mail ( Poetry Slam is a project of the White Plains Library Foundation.

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