This monthly event, hosted by Carol Graser, takes place on the first Wednesday of every month and includes an open mic reading as well as featured poets. Sign up for the open mic starts at 7:00 and readings start at 7:30. The feature this month is Dawn Marar. Dawn Marar?s chapbook, Efflorescence, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in March 2018. Selected as a finalist for the 2017 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, her poems appear in Nimrod International Journal of Prose and Poetry. She was also a finalist in the 2016 Orison Anthology of Fiction & Poetry Awards, and winner of the 2016 Stephen A. DiBiase Poetry Prize. Her poetry has appeared in Up the River: A Journal of Poetry, Art & Photography, Tribute to Orpheus 2, as well as the Chautauqua Literary Journal as a contest finalist. Her creative nonfiction was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Dawn earned a Bachelor?s from Skidmore College and a Master?s degree from Columbia University; and has worked with social justice and human rights groups as a planner and community organizer.