Jean Jones and John Evans will be hosting a poetry reading and open mic on the second Friday of every month, right here at Pomegranate Books.

In recognition of the season, the theme for October’s open mic will be “The Mysterious and the Occult.” We’re looking forward to your interpretation of the theme!

Free and open to the public, so bring a poem by you or your favorite author and join in.

Jones graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and earned his MFA at Bowling Green State University. His books include the poetry collections “Birds of Djakarta” and “Beyond Good and Evil.” He frequently publishes in the online Horror Zine, and he currently teaches English as a second language at Cape Fear Community College.

Evans, a multi-faceted talent, is a student of yoga, Sufism and the Christian mystic tradition. He has one book out, “A Second Look at Jesus, available through Amazon, and another, “Discover Prayer,” due for publication later this year. Evans is currently teaching a seminar at Pomegranate on the Christian mystic tradition, including such figures as St. Theresa of Avila and Meister Eckhart.