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Monthly Poets' Corner Open Mic @ Cultural Center of Cape Cod

When: Thu Jun 27th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Cultural Center of Cape Cod | 307 Old Main Street | South Yarmouth

 The Featured Poets are Rene Schweisow and Timothy Gager. Plus a special musical performance spotlighting singers/songwriters Roland Blair on vocals and guitar and Kristin Forrester on vocals. The mic is open to all ages. Free and open to the public. Bring your own refreshments. Hosted by Barry Hellman and Joe Gouveia on the last Thursday of each month, January-October. Signup for poets and musicians 6:30 PM. Musicians please note: Acoustic only. No bands. Rene Schweisow is co-host for the South Shore Poetry venue The Art of Words and a Managing Editor for Ibbetson Street Magazine.  A Somerville Bagel Bard, her publishing credits include Muddy River Poetry Review, the Waterhouse Review, and Ibbetson Street Press.  Rene’s work has been aired on the Talking Information Network, a non-profit service for the visually impaired.  April, 2012, she was a guest on WGDH, Vermont, along with New York/Vermont poet Michael Palma.  January, 2013 her work, “Shades,” was featured as “Poem of the Moment” on the Massachusetts Poetry Festival website.  Rene is a reviewer for Boston Area Small Press, writes a column for the arts in The Old Colony Memorial newspaper, Plymouth, MA, and is currently working on a third poetry manuscript slated for a 2014 publication date by Cervena Barva Press. Timothy Gager is the author of eight books of short fiction and poetry. His latest Treating a Sick Animal: Flash and Micro Fictions (Cervena Barva Press) features over forty stories, many previously published in various literary magazines. He has hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts every month for the past eleven years and is the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival. His work has appeared in Night Train, Smokelong Quarterly, McSweeneys, Hobart, Twelve Stories, JMWW, The Smoking Poet, Word Riot, Skive, Dogzplot, Metazen, Six Sentences, 55 Word, Monkeybicycle, The Binnacle, Wigleaf, Gutter Eloquence, Zygote in My Coffee, Fried Chicken and Coffee, Slurve, Poor Mojo's Almanac, MiCrow, Waterhouse Review, VerbSap, Riverbabble, Further Fenway Fiction, Final Fenway Fiction, The Blood Orange Review, Poems for All, Grey Sparrow Journal, Right Hand Pointing, GUD, Boston Poetry Journal (Bad Ass Edition), In Between Altered States, Edifice Wrecked, decomP, Blue Print Review, Barnstorm, Lit Up Magazine, Delmarva Review, Poesy and Ibbetson Street . He has had over 250 works of fiction and poetry published since 2007 and of which nine have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work has been read on National Public Radio. Timothy was formerly the Fiction Editor of The Wilderness House Literary Review, the founding co-editor of The Heat City Literary Review and has edited the book, Out of the Blue Writers Unite: A Book of Poetry and Prose from the Out of the Blue Art Gallery. Come hear others read/play and share something of your own. Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth 508-394-7100.

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