Poetry Open Mic Night

empty stageAuthor and poet Charles Rossiter will host an Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2016, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. Sign in begins at 6:30 p.m. Guests may participate or just listen.

Readers are encouraged to bring selections of original works and/or works by other poets. Readers should know the running time of their selection(s).

Rossiter, NEA Fellowship recipient and three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, is the author of four books of poetry and numerous chapbooks which are small collections of poetry, generally no more than 40 pages.

His work has been featured on NPR and at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in New Jersey. He was among a handful of poets chosen to perform at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2005. He resides in Oak Park.

Oak Park Arms Senior Living is a rental retirement community which provides senior housing in the form of independent living. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 708-386-4040.