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Poetry Readings, Listenings*, & Performances
*thanks to D. B. Appleton
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First Fridays 11 pm: Mind's Eye Radio: Madison area poets and writers rant, rave and reminisce on a new topic each month; airs on WORT, 89.9 FM.

Thursday nights 7:30 pm: Radio Literature: Show with local poets, writers and guest readers airs on WORT, 89.9 FM.

The conservatory at Olbrich Gardens © Fibitz

A Space For Poetry, broadcasting on WMUU 102.9 FM every other Friday at 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.

April 14 -- Rita Mae Reese
April 28 -- Marilyn Taylor
May 12 -- Adam Gregory Pergament (Flow Poetry)
May 26 -- Cristina Norcross
June 9 -- Harwood Place Writer's Group

Sundays, April 23, 30; May 7, 21, 28 , 3–5 pm: Sunday Speaking; Poetry for the Soul
Performers & Hosts are Poet Fabu & RobDz, Cafe CODA, 113 W. Dayton St. $5 cost per person. First Hour; poetry by hosts and guest poet. Second Hour, open mic sign up. Under 21 must be accompanied by a parent. Contact: artistfabu.com

April

APRIL 13, 7:00PM, MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY, RM 301 (201 W MIFFLIN), The Program in Creative Writing presents the 2016-17 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows in Fiction and Poetry: Derrick Austin, Jamel Brinkley, Natalie Eilbert, Sarah Fuchs, Marcela Fuentes, and Barrett Swanson.

April 14, 7:30 pm: Second Friday Open Mike. Share your own work or read some of your favorites. The Village Booksmith, On the Square, Downtown Baraboo
608-355-100, villagebooksmith.com

April 15, Saturday, 7 pm: Urban Spoken Word poetry slam FINALS and monthly open mic. Competing poets can earn slots at the 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 urbanspokenword@gmail.com for more information. urbanspokenword.org

Thursday, April 27, 6:30 pm: poetry reading at the Middleton Library with Alice d’Alessio, Marilyn Taylor, and Timothy Walsh. Open mic afterwards, so bring a poem! Details:  http://www.midlibrary.org/EventDetail?ID=15563

May

First Thursday Bubbler Open Mike at Madison Public Library Central Branch will no longer take place.

May 5, Friday, 8 pm: Madtown Poetry Open Mic, Madtown Poetry Open Mic at Mother Fool's Coffeehouse. Sign-up 7:30 pm, featured reader Bria Fey Servoss at 8 pm. Open Mic follows. Questions call Ron at 608-255-4730.

Thursday, May 25, 7 pm: Lake Effects Poets will present a reading,Poems of Loss and Remembrance, in response to Thomas Ferrella's exhibition NOT FORGOTTEN: Wisconsin Roadside Memorials, featuring poets Marilyn Annucci, Robin Chapman, Susan Elbe, Catharine Jagoe, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Sara Parrell and Alison Townsend. This event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:30pm. Arts + Literature Laboratory, 2021 Winnebago St.

May 12, 7:30 pm: Second Friday Open Mike. Share your own work or read some of your favorites. The Village Booksmith, On the Square, Downtown Baraboo
608-355-100, villagebooksmith.com

May 19, Saturday, 7 pm: Urban Spoken Word poetry slam and monthly open mic. 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 urbanspokenword@gmail.com for more information. urbanspokenword.org