First Tuesday | 6:00–7:00pm

Free ($5 suggested donation) and open to the public

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? Go for it!

Join us at the mic or just come to listen and support the arts. Check out our current exhibition while you’re here. Our emcee and event coordinator Dennis Lawson will keep the event rolling along. We provide the microphone (plus free beverages & snacks) – our local artists provide the rest!

For October, we’re planning an Open Mic Night in Norma B. Handloff Park, in the pavilion. The park is located at 1000 Barksdale Rd., Newark, DE 19711. The event will be Tuesday, October. 6, 6-7:00pm. $5 donations appreciated. (The NAA is paying $50 for use of the space, so donations are especially appreciated). Feel free to bring a lawn chair, bug spray and your own refreshments. Please wear a mask and plan on social distancing. There will be no “mic” at the event, so we’ll be using our own voices. If it rains, we’ll cancel. Let’s hope for great weather!

Program coordinator: Dennis Lawson
Questions? Contact Dennis at