ROCKLAND — Poets, lyricists, writers, and any and all fans of the written or spoken word will be flocking to the Millay House Poetry Slam and Open Mic, Thursday, Feb. 13, at Fog Bar and Café, in Rockland, according to the Millay House Rockland, in a news release.
The evening begins with an open mic from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; the sign-up sheet for that is available at 5 p.m.
The evening’s featured poet, Travis Gauvin, reads from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Gauvin’ poems talk about love, self-doubt, the human mind and spirit, mental health, the process of admitting you’re your own worst enemy, and “pizza and beer money,” that little bit of money we spend…even when we’re behind on our rent.
The competitive Poetry Slam sign up begins at 7 p.m., and the Slam runs from 7:30 to 9 p.m., when prizes will be awarded.
The evening will round out with an extended open mic from 9:15 to 10:15 p.m.
“We are grateful to Maine publishers Patricia Newell of North Country Press and John Whalen of Cider Mill Press for their generous donations of prizes for our ‘Love’ Poetry Slam,” said Millay House.
The event is free and open to the public.