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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Thur April 9th, Open Mic Library at Timber Lane!

April is National Poetry Month and we're throwing a party for better or verse with our friends at Timber Lane Coffee , 934 Wisconsin Ave., Boscobel. On Thursday April 9th from 6 -8:30 pm we'll be hosting Speak the Word!, an evening of open mic poetry and  creative reading out loud.  All readers, writers, poets, songwriters, lyric talkers and listeners welcome.  Bring your own work, a friend's work, a favorite poem or borrow one of ours to share. Poetry books available on site. Fun, drama & inspiration for all. Stage fright removers available. Catch yourself thinking- aloud! 

What exactly is Open Mic or Spoken Word Poetry?  Have a look at these inspiring videos and decide for yourself, spoken language is alive, exciting and thriving globally within this unique form:
Clementine von Radics, performing at the February 2015 Soap Boxing Poetry Slam in St. Paul, Minnesota
Marvin Hodges - "Blue Genes" (CUPSI 2015 Finals)
Beck Cooper, "Too Big" (IWPS 2014)
Matt Mason, "Notes for My Daughters Against Chasing Storms"

Grand Slam Poetry Champion  Harry Baker at TEDxExeter (explains the history of Poetry Slam beginning @ 4:30)

During the day, before the event from 1-5 pm stop by the library to pick up a "Poem for Your Pocket" or create your very own masterpiece at our "Blackout Poetry" station  ( Learn more at http://www.makeblackoutpoetry.com). Bring either to read to the staff at Timber Lane and receive a free cup of coffee! Have questions? We have answers at 608-375-5723. Tag us on social media before, during and after the event: #BoscoPoets

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