NVMM Open Mic Night

Join us for a night of creative expression hosted by Ohio Poet Laureate, Kari Gunter-Seymour. This is an opportunity for all ages to connect in a place of inspiration for an open forum where all voices are welcome and celebrated. Anyone interested in sharing their poetry, written works, or songs will have the opportunity. Sign up upon arrival and be prepared to present five minutes of your best work!

A limited number of copies of Kari Gunter-Seymour’s works will also be available for purchase and to be signed by the author.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the first reading beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Light refreshments will be provided. While the event is free, we appreciate your registration to help us plan appropriately.

Kari Gunter-Seymour poses for a portrait at the Dairy Barn Arts Center on March 6th, 2018.

As Poet Laureate of Ohio Kari Gunter-Seymour focuses on lifting up underrepresented voices including incarcerated teens and adults and women in recovery. She is an artist in residence for the Writing the Land project, a Pillars of Prosperity Fellow for the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, and the founder/executive director of the Women of Appalachia Project and editor of its anthology series Women Speak. Her anthology I Thought I Heard a Cardinal Sing: Ohio’s Appalachian Voices received the 2023 “Book of the Year Award” from the American Book Fest. Her work has been featured in Verse Daily, World Literature Today, The New York Times and Poem-a-Day.

This program is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this (publication/program/exhibition/website) do not necessarily represent those of Ohio Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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December 01, 2023


6:30 pm

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