First Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30pm

Our next Open Mic, Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 7pm. It will be offered via Zoom. Please join us and you can ask for a spot to read when you sign in to the meeting.

Our featured reader is Maria Keane. Here’s background information about Ms. Keane.

Maria Keane, published poet and visual artist, served as Professor of Fine Arts, Wilmington University, New Castle Delaware from 1984-2009. Her volume, Heroines and Housewives: Themes of Inspiration in Selected Art was published in1994, by the University of Delaware. Her visual art was awarded a Professional Fellowship in Works on Paper in 1997 by the DDOA and the NEA..

Keane’s poetry, has been the recipient of several residency awards by the Delaware Division of Arts. Her poetry received national honors by the National League of American Pen Women.

A book of poetry, Being There (includes illustrations by the author) was published in October, 2018. It was awarded a First in the Creative verse/ book award by the Delaware Press Organization. A second book of poetry, Being Present: Personal Spaces published in May 2020 was also a recipient of a First in Creative verse/book award.

The Newark Arts Alliance holds a monthly Open Mic Night dedicated to poetry, prose, and performance. Traditional poetry, spoken word, haiku, experimental verse – all are welcome! Short-shorts of fiction and memoir – tell us your stories! A performance piece? An acoustic music performance? Go for it!

Join us at the mic or just come to listen and support the arts. Our hosts are Robin Hill-Page Glanden, Maria Masington and Terry Foreman.

Please email Terry Foreman to ask to be added to the Open Mic Audience list. Her email is:  Your email will be added to the Open Mic Audience Address book and you will be sent updates and the zoom links each month.

Once you sign in at the zoom meeting time, you can then ask to be added to the readers list for that evening.

Free ($5 suggested donation or whatever you can do) and open to the public.

To donate from home, please use this link: DONATE
or stop by the NAA and drop some bucks into the donation box. It’s always appreciated!

Newark Arts Alliance encourages an open exchange of ideas and artistic expression. We also wish to provide a comfortable environment for listeners. If you think your material may offend some, it likely will. We ask that you save this for readings geared toward that particular genre. Hosts have the right to use their discretion to mute anyone and not invite some guests to future readings. Readers may mute any reader they don’t wish to listen to. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.