Michael Hoerman to feature November 27th, 7:00 p.m. Nightbird Books

On the last Tuesday of each month, OPWC presents a featured reader and open mike. Our headliners comprise writers of regional to national prominence. Admission is free, tho’ donations welcome. We meet at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Here’s our Facebook page.

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November 27th, 7:00 p.m., Nightbird Books

Michael Hoerman is a poet from the Ozarks who joined the Ozark Poets and Writers Collective in 1994. He is the author of Bad Rotten (2004) and Disoriented Fascination (2018). Some of his more than 100 published poems first appeared in journals such asthe Arkansas Literary Forum, Big Muddy, Chiron Review, Eureka Literary Magazine, Potomac Review, and The Rockhurst Review. His poems have also appeared inanthologies from Soft Skull Press, Lavender Ink, Rattlecat Press, No-Tell Books, RedHen Press, and Redneck Press. Michael was a member of the first National PoetrySlam teams from Arkansas and Missouri.

The collective is proud to have as a host Fayetteville’s locally owned independent bookstore Nightbird, 205 N. Dickson St., Fayetteville, AR.

The featured performance starts at 7 p.m. An open mic is a vital part of the evening. Each open mic performer gets up to four minutes to read original works or verse written by others. Our audiences famously encourage open mic readers.

The main feature as well as the open mikers perform censorship free; strong language is sometimes used.

After the guest reader, a hat is passed to provide the guest a small stipend and to help fund future readings.

The collective has been honored with donation of a new book of poetry every month from the University of Arkansas Press — and the raffle is free!

Often, featured readers offer their own books and chapbooks (and sometimes CDs and DVDs) for sale, autographed.