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Open Mic: Poetry Month Edition with Special Guest Host Westchester Poet Laureate Phylisha Villanueva

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Free – $10.00

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Title: Open Mic: Celebrating Poetry Month with Special Guest Host Westchester Poet Laureate Phylisha Villanueva
Date & Time: Friday, April 12, 2024 7:30PM
Location: Bethany Arts Community, 40 Somerstown Road, Ossining, NY 10562
*Please note, this month’s open mic will take place at Bethany Arts Community.

Tickets: $10 In Advance / $15 At Door
All ages welcome!

Pre-registration for attendees and performers highly encouraged!

Join us at the Bethany Arts Community as we celebrate National Poetry Month with an open mic event for all ages. Bethany Arts Community, Hudson Valley Books for Humanity, ArtsWestchester, and Westchester County Poet Laureate Phylisha Villanueva have teamed up to bring you a night filled with poetry, ekphrastic writing, music, and togetherness.

Share your poetry or listen to others at this unique opportunity for intergenerational storytelling. Connect with fellow poetry enthusiasts and be inspired by the beauty and power of words at this special evening dedicated to the artistry of poetry.

Bring your talent, your works in progress, and your positive energy to our stage. This event is open to all ages near and far. 

Open Mics take place the 2nd Friday of every month- this month at BAC!

Co-hosted by Hudson Valley Books for Humanity, a welcoming space to build community through books and art.

About Phylisha Villanueva
Phylisha Villanueva is a Belizean-American poet, author and cultural activist. Villanueva’s own written work focuses on identity, resilience, women’s empowerment and black culture, among other topics. She specializes in Community Arts Development, co-founded the Yonkers Writing Group and, as a teen, founded the first teen open mic in downtown Yonkers, which lasted for five years. She is a teaching artist for ArtsWestchester, and a member of both the Jazz and Poetry Choir Collective, and Tesoro, an international women’s poet collective. Villanueva is currently serving a three-year term as Westchester County’s newest Poet Laureate.

Find Hudson Valley Books for Humanity on social media @hudsonvalleybooksforhumanity, on their website hvbooksforhumanity.com, or visit them at 67 Central Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562.

Details

Date:
April 12
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
Free – $10.00
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Organizer

Bethany Arts Community
Phone
914 944-4278
Email
info@bethanyarts.org
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Venue

Bethany Arts Community
40 Somerstown Rd.
Ossining, NY 10562 United States
Phone
914-944-4278
View Venue Website

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