Poetry Open Mic Night

Join us for a fun evening of open mic poetry! We invite you to bring your own works and perform them in front of a supportive crowd. There's no better place to find your voice and share it with the world! 

The sign-up list opens at 6:30 pm in the upstairs cafe and the mic opens at 7:00pm.

  • Seating is first come, first served! 
  • Each open mic slot gets you about three minutes of stage time.
  • No need to memorize your work - just be comfortable and have fun!
  • If you read someone else’s work, give credit where due. 
  • Above all, show kindness to all. No hate speech, slurs, or sexually explicit language. 

Featured Poet: Octavio R. González

Octavio R. González is the Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor of Humanities, in the Department of English and Creative Writing. His poetry and creative nonfiction appear in Puerto Del Sol, Zócalo Public Square, Lambda Literary, The Latino Book Review, OCHO, The Arlington Literary Journal, Anomaly, HIV here and now, La Guagua Poetry Anthology, and La Casita Grande Salon. Poems from Limerence were finalists and long-listed for the Oscar Wilde poetry award (2021)  and Palette Poetry’s “Love & Eros” Prize (2022). His first poetry collection, The Book of Ours, was a selection of the Letras Latinas chapbook series at the University of Notre Dame (2009). Limerence is his first full-length collection, part of the Queer Mojo series at Rebel Satori Press (2023). González speaks and recites at venues far and wide, including the Bryant Park and KGB Bar in NYC, Fabulosa Books in S.F., the Suzy Newhouse Humanities Center at Wellesley, NPR’s WBUR station, the BlogTalk radio show Quintessential Listening, and Ashoka University in New Delhi.


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Event date: 
Sunday, November 12, 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
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