Poetry Open Mic 

Come be part of our amazing poetry community! Sign up to read a poem when you arrive, but get your tickets in advance so we know how many chairs to set up! Not a writer? That is ok! Folks who just love to listen to poetry are highly encouraged to attend! Enjoy as part of the audience, discover our diverse local literary talent and provide them with valuable feedback on their work! Admission $5

Hosted by Sara Ries Dziekonski 

Our featured poet is Alex Rivera. Alex is an MFA student studying poetry at the University of South Florida. He currently works as a poetry editor for Saw Palm Literary Magazine, and his work has appeared in Neptune Poetry Magazine, Creative Loafing Tampa, and the Wingless Dreamer Publisher. He incorporates different perspectives in his poems and explores themes related to love, grief, and nostalgia. From winter breakups in the middle of a crowded park to watching a chunky squirrel eat a stolen peanut butter sandwich in a tree, Alex enjoys writing about the moments in life that make us human. When he's not writing sad poems, you can usually find him hunched over in a random coffee shop, blaring music to stave off the existential dread.

Date: Wednesday, July 31st

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Location: The Studio@620 (620 1st Ave S. St. Pete) 

Cost: Admission $5