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The Month Begins with Poetry Everywhere...

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.

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.

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