Open Mic Poetry will be at 6:30 on Friday, April 13th.

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

Hosts Jean Jones and John Evans are encouraging participants to memorize a poem to recite.

About Sam Barbee:

Sam Barbee’s poems have appeared Poetry South, The NC Literary Review, Crucible, Asheville Poetry Review, The Southern Poetry Anthology VII: North Carolina, Potato Eyes, Georgia Journal, Main Street Rag, and Pembroke Magazine, among others–plus on-line journals Vox Poetica, Pyrokinection, and The Blue Hour.

His second poetry collection, “That Rain We Needed,” was a nominee for the Roanoke-Chowan Award as one of North Carolina’s best poetry collections of 2016. He was awarded an “Emerging Artist’s Grant” from the Winston-Salem Arts Council to publish his first collection “Changes of Venue;” he has been a featured poet on the North Carolina Public Radio Station WFDD, received the 59th Poet Laureate Award from the North Carolina Poetry Society for his poem “The Blood Watch,” and is a Pushcart nominee.

Sam lives in Winston-Salem with his wife and is the 2017 President of the NC Poetry Society.