June 2, First Thursday, 7 pm: Bubbler Poetry Open Mike, Central Branch Library Bubbler Room, 201 W. Mifflin St. 6–6:30 pm: poetry mini-workshop. For info 608-566-9087 or firstname.lastname@example.org
June 3, Friday, 8 pm: Madtown Poetry Open Mic, hosted by Ron Czerwien at Mother Fool's
Coffeehouse, welcomes all forms of poetry. Each month a featured reader
is showcased for 15-20 minutes, followed by the open mic. Readers in the
open mic are invited to read their original work for up to five minutes.
Sign up starts at 7 pm. June 3 feature is Hanz Olson.
Saturday, June 11, 2–4 p.m. Jeanie and Steve Tomasko will read from their new chapbooks, Violet Hours & and no spiders were harmed at the Crossroads Coffeehouse, 2020 Main St., Cross Plains.
June 18, Saturday, 7 pm: Urban Spoken Word poetry slam and monthly open mic. The Urban Spoken Word Poetry Collective has consistently packed Genna’s upstairs room, displaying the best performance poets both locally and nationally. The poetry is passionate, funny, powerful and always entertaining; each slam is a competition wherein the competing poets can earn slots at this year’s Madison Slam Finals.Poetry slam is the art—and sport—of competitive poetry reading. Five judges are picked at random from the audience, and performers are judged based on content, delivery, form and originality. Each poet has three minutes, and cannot use props, costumes or music; it’s just the voice and the mic. Part poetry, part theater, part stand-up comedy, part oratory, slam is a constantly-evolving form, and always entertaining. At Genna’s on the Capitol square. Contact David at email@example.com
for more information. urbanspokenword.org