September rolls out with so much poetry. For me, it starts in Youngstown...
Tonight at 7pm: First Wednesday, hosted by Lit Youngstown, featuring Alice Cone & Jonie McIntire at The Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St, Youngstown, Ohio
Sat, Sept 10 from 11am to 3pm
Welcome Celebration at Toledo Lucas County Public Library
Poetry readings 11:15-11:45am and 12:45-1:15pm led by Jonie McIntire, featuring poets of many languages. Poetry from Mely Arribas-Douglas, Marie Good, Don Cellini, Gaia Eyde, Tracee Ellis, Brittany Burns and from students of Water for Ishmael, hosted by Lucas County Poet Laureate Jonie McIntire in collaboration with Toledo Lucas County Public Library and Welcome TLC. Main Library at 325 N Michigan St, Toledo, OH 43604
Sat, Sept 10 at 4pm
Uncloistered Poetry Live!
Featuring Pauletta Hansel, John Burroughs, Jennifer Pullen, Miles Budimir, followed by open mic. At The Attic on Adams, 1701 Adams St, Toledo, Ohio
Sun, Sept 11 at 10am-3pm
Parking Lot Party & Author Fair - cohosted by Gathering Volumes and Of Rust And Glass
Includes readings and author tables for all kinds of authors and poets
Gathering Volumes, 196 E. South Boundary, Perrysburg, Ohio
Sun, Sept 11 at 6pm
Uncloistered Poetry Online
Featuring Sally Delancy, Sarah Freligh, Tom Barlow, Hayley Mitchell Haugen, Mary Biddinger, followed by open mic.
On Zoom - https://fb.me/e/5zYFkOLtI
That's just this weekend! There's even more excitement next weekend...
In the meantime, check out how poetry is all around you and accessible. There's a writing prompt in Mature Living, you can call in to Dial-a-Story to hear poetry (choose option 6), and here's the always lovely Wendy McVicker, Poet Laureate of Athens, Ohio, sharing my little poem called Green.