Adam Cox will feature January 29th, 7 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.

Coming up

January 29th, 7:00 p.m., Nightbird Books

Adam Cox, Fayetteville singer/songwriter and mobile mechanic, has performed with Cletus Got Shot, and with other local musicians throughout the area.  His style and content have been compared to Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.  He is a native Oklahoman.  Recently, he has devoted time to The Poor People’s Campaign.  He will bring his music to OPWC starting in January, the start of our 25th year.

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.