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Last updated 10/19/16. 11 a.m..
Now through Monday Oct. 31
Through an Open Window, the Light Shines, an exhibit of art and poetry at Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Parkway, Muncie. Free. Part of the National Alliance on Mental Health Arts Festival.
Poetry in Free Motion, a collaboration of art quilters and poets, will be on display at the Episcopal Church of All Saints, 1559 Central Ave., Poems by written by Jason Ammerman, Joyce Brinkman, Luke Austin Daugherty, Mary Place Godsey, Barry Harris, Elizabeth Krajeck, Richard L. Lankford, Bonnie Maurer, Teresa Middleton, Lyanne Musselman, Deborah Sellers, Mary Sexson, John Sherman, Shari Wagner. Free. Exhibit on display by appointment through Oct. 31. Call 317-635-2538.*
Thursday, Oct. 20
7 p.m. th' poetry asylum presents the eight anniversary reading and open mic at ArtsIlliana 23 N. Sixth St. Terre Haute. Featured guest: Samuel Franklin. Guidelines for readers: five minutes total reading time:, original poetry or favorite poems by others: short fiction, excerpts from longer work; creative non-fiction, memoir; material appropriate for all-ages venue. Advance sign-up encouraged; call or email Zann Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-236-2841. Free. (Note: Free parking available after 5 p.m. in the Indiana State University lot at Cherry and Sixth streets.)
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Kafe' Kuumba, sponsored by Midtown Writers Association, usually features a guest performer and open mic at Harrison brooks Center. 4002 Cornelius Ave. $3 for open mic participants, $5 for audience. Check Kafe' Kuumba - Harrison Brook Center page on Facebook.
7 p.m. Irvington Poetry Series at 10 South Johnson Avenue. (The address is the name of the coffee shop.) Open reading, with occasional featured guests. Host: Jason Ammerman.
7 p.m. That Peace Open Mic presents poetry, live music and art at Fletcher Place Arts, 642 Virginia Ave. Host: Mariah Ivey. $5 cover charge. Meets every third Thursday of the month.
Saturday, Oct. 22
1 p.m. Fright Night with host Storm Sandlin at Elwood Public Library, 1600 Main St., Elwood. Readers inlude Carter Anderson Hernden, Jenny Kalahar, Jared Carter, Stacy Savage, and Kacey Sattlier. Special performances by Patrick Kalahar and Mothra Bint Moore.
9 a.m.-Noon: Leaping in Poetry. An Indiana Writers Center class featuring instructor Liz Whiteacre at Indiana Writers Center, 812 E. 67th St. For cost and course info, click here.
Sunday Oct. 23
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Poetry at The Cup at The Cup, 1606 W. University Ave., Muncie. Every fourth Sunday of the month. Admission: order something from the menu.
Monday, Oct. 24
5 p.m. Poetry Lab at Central Library, 40 W. St, Clair St. Prompts and writing exercises. Meets weekly in the cafe area. Moderator: Penny Dunning. Check the Poetry Lab group on Facebook for cancellation notices.
2 p.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday Poets meet at Calvin Fletcher's Coffee Co., 647 Virginia Ave, for informal conversation and structured critiques. Bring copies of poems to share with the group. Free. Meets every Tuesday. Info: JL Kato, email@example.com or 317-938-7026.
2 p.m.-4 p.m. The Alzheimer's Poetry Project, a free workshop at Bell Trace, 725 Bell Trace Circle, Bloomington. Facilitator: Gary Glazner. Info: Click here.
4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Mr. Blair's Open Mic Night at Brightwood Branch Library, 2435 N. Sherman Drive. All ages for poetry, spoken word, rap, hip hop, comedy, instrumental performances. Info: here
6:30-8:30 p.m. Poets Laureate of Lawrence presents John and Chi Sherman at Theater at the Fort, 8920 Otis Ave., Lawrence. An open mic follows. Free.
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Poetry in Motion, a free workshop at Bell Trace, 725 Bell Trace Circle, Bloomington. Facilitator: Gary Glazner. Info: Click here.
7:30 p.m. The Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series presents Robert Wrigley in the Reilly Room, Atherton Union, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave. For information, click here or call 317-940-9861.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
10 a.m.-Noon Poetry on Wheels, a free workshop at Bell Trace, 725 Bell Trace Circle, Bloomington. Facilitator: Gary Glazner. Info: Click here.
7 p.m.-9 p.m. IUPUI Student and Community Readings at Indy Reads, 911 Massachusetts Ave. All welcome to participate. Info: Sarah Layden, firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-274-0089.
Thursday, Oct. 27
7 p.m.-9 p.m. Kafe' Kuumba, sponsored by Midtown Writers Association, usually features a guest performer and open mic at Harrison Brooks Center. 4002 Cornelius Ave. $3 for open mic participants, $5 for audience. Check Kafe' Kuumba - Harrison Brook Center page on Facebook.
7 p.m. Irvington Poetry Series at 10 South Johnson Avenue. (The address is the name of the coffee shop.) Open reading, with occasional featured guests. Free. Every Thursday Host: Jason Ammerman.
Friday, Oct. 28
6:30 p.m. Share your poetry at the Last Stanza Poetry Association's monthly gathering in the Sister Andrea Room of St. Vincent Mercy Hospital, 1331 S. A St., Elwood. Contact Jenny Kalahar. jennyKalahar@hotmail.com, or Facebook here.*
8 p.m,. Bloomington Poetry Slam at The Bishop, 123 S. Walnut St. $5, but free to slam participants. Each slam consists of an open mic, a two-round poetry slam of up to 10 poets, and an optional feature between the first and third round. Sign up by messaging Willy Palomo or Hilda Davis on Facebook or through email@example.com.