Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry

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Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
Thursday, December 7, ~ 8:00 - 10:00 pm

When checking in at the door, be prepared to share your table and seat number.

Tickets in Advance Online: $5-members, $8-nonmembers, $3-poets + fees (till 6pm day of event)

If an event is not sold out, tickets will also be sold at the door.
Tickets at the door*: $9-members, $12-nonmembers, $5-poets
(*No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our max capacity)

*Please Note that purchasing a Poet Ticket is a commitment to share your poetry on stage.
´╗┐If you don't plan to read, then don't purchase a poet level ticket.

Water and Pop for $1.00 is offered at the bar.
Attendees may bring their own food and drink or bring in food and drink from the Rhythm Kitchen.

Experience a diverse open mic with artists from all backgrounds in a positive and inspiring atmosphere. Peoria’s Open Mic for Poetry is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Host: Ryan Lowry, DJ: Yvaine Washington

Featured poet: Wesley Frazier-Keys 
Writing and performing became a passion for Wesley Frazier-Keys at a very young age. He is a native of the south side of Chicago and a paraprofessional educator at Art In Motion creative arts school. The art of poetry and spoken word has led him all over the country teaching and competing. He is the 2015 Chicago Grand Slam champion. In 2018, he repeated his win as Chicago Grand Slam champion and as a result, coached the team representing Chicago at the National Poetry Slam. At the 2015 Southern Fried Poetry Festival, he finished 10th out of 200 poets, and in 2021, he finished 8th out of nearly 250 other poets. Wesley cannot wait to see where the Creator leads him on his spoken word journey.

For tickets: Tickets309tix.com/events/whisper-shout-open-mic-for-poetry-12-7-2023

Location: Peoria River Front Association