Experience the Power of Words

From Open Mics to Literary Festivals, We Have Something for Every Writer

Here’s a look at the upcoming book launches, discussions, readings, open mics, and workshops in the region.
Thom Francis welcomes poets Cat Simon & Kate S. who shared their work at the 2024 Word Fest Open Mic at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts.
Poets in the Park celebrates 35 years of bringing poetry to the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park with Joseph Bruchac, Richard Levine, Samira Sangaré, Jackie Craven, and Nathan Smith.

New Poetry, Fiction, & Non-Fiction

Dean Goldberg is back with the latest chapter in the "Printed in Blood" mystery series starring Johnny Stone.
Three poems - "On its way?," "Blossoms Unfolding," and "Cloud Collisions" - by writer and librarian Denise Garofalo.
Three poems – "Memorial Day," "Personal Archeology," and "Couldn't Be Happier" – by retired teacher and poet D.R. James.
Danny Workman wholeheartedly believes astrology explains everything, but his wife thinks he's gone off the deep end, and it's breaking her heart and their marriage.
Dean Goldberg presents "Printed in Blood: A Johnny Stone Mystery," a new serialized novel in progress with a new chapter every week.
Three poems - "May Burials of December Bodies," "We're Going to the Store," and "Again, Let Me Tell You What I Know About Breathing" - by Dameien Nathaniel