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Art Links Arlington is hosting open-mic nights for the town's poetry fans this summer. On Friday, Aug. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m., residents can expect to hear -- and to read aloud -- poetry at the Roasted Granola Café, 1346 Mass. Ave. A similar previous session took place July 28.

The open mic is open to all — first-time performers, seasoned readers or anybody looking to support local artists.

Doors are to open at 6:30 p.m. for signups; the first 20 poets are to each get five minutes behind the mic. 

ACA plans fall poetry workshops 

For residents looking to learn more about poetry or to advance their own skills, the Arlington Center for the Arts plans to offer workshops this fall. According to the center, Arlington's current Poet Laureate Jean Flanagan organized four upcoming writing workshops that are set to take place from September through November. Registration opened last month, but spots are still available.

Access the registration page here >> 

WOMEN IN A ROOM: An Ekphrastic Poetry Writing Workshop
With Poet Cathie Desjardins
Sept 21, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Learning to Notice the World: Using the Five Senses
With Poet Tom Daley
Oct 12,  6  p.m. to 9 p.m.

Poetry of Crisis: Can Poets Speak?
With Poet Susan Donnelly
Oct 26, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Food and Identity: Memoirs from Around our Tables
With Poet Jordana Weiner
Nov 3 to Dec 8, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Jan 1, 2023: Town's 4th poet laureate introduced, as outgoing one honored

This news announcement was published Thursday, July 6, 2023, and updated Aug. 21, 2023. Brynn O'Connor, YourArlington's assistant to the editor, prepared the copy and did the layout.