Mount Sterling to host Midsummer Night Poetry Slam

MOUNT STERLING, Ky, (WTVQ) – The Gateway Regional Arts Center (GRAC) and the Mount Sterling-Montgomery County Public Library are coming together for the Midsummer Night Poetry Slam on Thursday, July 29. The event provides a chance for poets to read their own work or to sit and listen to local writers.

The poetry slam will occur at 6 p.m. at the library’s amphitheater at 328 North Maysville St., in downtown Mt. Sterling. The event will move inside the library in case of inclement weather.

With an open-mic format, anyone in attendance can read their poetry or writing. Writers published in the GRAC’s literary zine, The Uncommon GRACkle, have also been invited to read their works. Performance is not necessary, and guests are encouraged to attend to listen, enjoy and support local writers

Marie Parsons of Winchester will be the featured poet for the evening. Parsons is a retired college professor and novelist. Her latest volume of poetry, An Echo in the Wind, was published by Main Street Rag.

For more information about Arts Center events, call (859) 498-6264, or visit online at http://grackentucky.org. Guests can also learn more on Facebook.

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