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National Poetry Month Open Mic Night

April 16, 2024

April is poetry month and we are celebrating with our friends from Writer’s NL and Spoken Word St John’s. Join us on the 3rd floor for our Open Mic Poetry Night!

Have a poem you are burning to share? Love to listen to poetry? This event is for you!​ Attend in-person or virtually. (Registration info below!)

Meet our three featured readers:

🔹MARK CALLANAN🔹 (City Of St. John’s Poet Laureate)
Mark Callanan is the author of three full-length collections of poetry. His most recent, Romantic, was shortlisted for the 2021 international Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry, and was a CBC “best Canadian poetry of 2021″ selection. He co-edited The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Poetry and was one of the founding editors of the St. John’s-based literary journal Riddle Fence. He lives in St. John’s where he is the current Poet Laureate.

🔹SAMM JOYY🔹
Samm Joyy is a writer from St. John’s, Newfoundland and has been active in the local poetry scene for over a decade. Joyy helped lead Spoken Word St. John’s (SWSJ) from 2014-2022, has been a volunteer with WritersNL since 2021 and was the editor on the chapbook “The Birds Come Back in the Spring ” by Hannah Jenkins (2022).

🔹NICOLE OBIODIAKA🔹
Nicole Obiodiaka is the founder of Centra, an organization committed to curating cultural experiences through theatre & film. She has starred in various theatre plays in her home country – Lagos, Nigeria. Where she also performed spoken words. Nicole is passionate about celebrating black culture through theatre and multi-sensory cultural experiences.

Registration will close 1 hour before the event.

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No card? No problem! NL residents visit www.nlpl.ca to get yours today.

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Times and Locations

April 16, 2024

6:00 pm