Dayna Patterson’s Virtual Reading at Provo Open Mic

The founding editor-in-chief of Psaltry & Lyre, Dayna Patterson, will be reading at Provo’s Speak For Yourself Open Mic on Thursday, August 20th but you don’t have to be in Provo to hear her. In fact, she won’t be in Provo either. Due to public health concerns, Speak For Yourself hasn’t met in person since March and has been gathering virtually on the popular conferencing platform Zoom. Patterson will be joining the group this Thursday at 7:30 pm to read from her new book, If Mother Braids a Waterfall.

Respond to the Facebook event at Speak For Yourself Open Mic (https://www.facebook.com/events/627979771188981/) to receive the login information or look for a link the evening of the performance on Facebook (Speak For Yourself Open Mic group) and Instagram (@mariannewriter).

Patterson is the author of Titania in Yellow (Porkbelly Press, 2019) and If Mother Braids a Waterfall (Signature Books, 2020). Her creative work has appeared recently in EcoTheo, Duende, Gulf Coast, and The Carolina Quarterly. She is the founding editor-in-chief of Psaltery & Lyre and a co-editor of Dove Song: Heavenly Mother in Mormon Poetry. She was a co-winner of the 2019 #DignityNotDetention Poetry Prize judged by Ilya Kaminsky, and she has been a Sustainable Arts Fellow at Mineral School Artists Residency. daynapatterson.com

Feature poet Katie Manning @ SFYS Open Mic in Provo – Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

Provo Poetry and Speak for Yourself Open Mic are pleased to present feature poet Katie Manning from San Diego!

Katie Manning is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Whale Road Review and an Associate Professor of Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. Her full-length poetry collection, Tasty Other, won the 2016 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. Find her at  www.katiemanningpoet.com. This upcoming August 17, Thursday evening from 7:30pm-9:00pm, Manning will travel through Enliten Cafe as the Speak for Yourself Open Mic hosts a night of conversation and poetry.

“Tasty Other is a stunning collection where the surreal feels terribly real—Manning’s dream poems about pregnancy and motherhood are funny, frightening, and absurd—which resembles parenthood perfectly. Manning’s voice invites us into her subconscious and makes us feel at home there. Tasty Other is a must read.” —J. Bruce Fuller, Author of Flood

Manning visits Speak for Yourself Open Mic as a guest of Provo Poetry. The reading and open mic are open to the general public.

For more information, contact the Provo Poetry, provopoetry@gmail.com.

Official event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/165420077366211

Where: Enliten Cafe, 43 E Center St. Provo, UT 84606

When: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm

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Poetry Night at the Provo Art Stroll – Friday, April 7, 7 – 9pm @Pioneer Book

Provo Poetry and Pioneer Book are pleased to announce the first Poetry Night during the downtown Provo art stroll at  Pioneer Book 450 West Center on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The evening will feature Utah County high school slam poets, an open mic, and Provo Poetry’s POEMBALL machine. Guests can put in a quarter and receive a capsule with a short poem inside written by a local poet. Those who sign up to read at the open mic will receive a free poetry book of local community poets, donated by the Rock Canyon Poets.