First Tuesdays, 7:00–8:30pm

Our next Open Mic is, Tuesday, March 7, 2023, 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.

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.

Our featured reader for March 7 is Wendy Schermer.

Wendy Schermer was born in Detroit, grew up in Philadelphia, and is now a resident of Arden, Delaware, where she has lived since 2005. Wendy shares her home with two cats, who have been steadfast companions since her two sons became adults and made lives of their own – one in Philadelphia, and the other in Helena, Montana.

Wendy has been writing creatively for many years and is a member of a couple of writing groups that provide friendship, support and inspiration.

Her poetry has been published in Dragonfly, USA Today, The Fox Chase Review, The Broadkill Review, The Rainbow Journal, The Cicada’s Cry, A Collection of Dance Poems, Amore Love Poems and the collections of work by participants in the 2010 and 2012 Cape Henlopen Writers’ Retreats.  In 2014, one of Wendy’s poems was chosen for the University of Delaware’s Random Acts of Poetry Series.