Poetry Open Mic Night

empty stageAuthor Charles Rossiter will host an Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. Monday, October 26, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. Sign in begins at 6:30 p.m. Readers are encouraged to bring selections of original works and/or works by other poets.

Charlie 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 JerseyJ. He was among a handful of poets chosen to perform at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2005.

He authored All Over America: Road Poems and The Night We Danced With the Raelettes, a memoir in poetry of his college days in the late 1960’s. He is also the editor of In the Spirit of T’ao Ch’ien and in 2014 his latest collection, Cold Mountain 2000: Han Shan in the City, available from Foothills Publishing.

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.