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Event Details

Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry

Thursday, October 1 ~ 8:00 -10:00 pm

Tickets in Advance Online: $5-members, $8-nonmembers, $3-poets + fees (till 7pm day of event)


Tickets at the door*: $9-Members, $12-nonmembers (*No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our max capacity)


The open mic often features a popular regionally known poet but everyone is welcome to share his or her work. To comply with new guidelines due to the pandemic, a new seating arrangement is in place and admission will be online only. When paying, indicate if you wish to share your poetry.


October featured poet: Louis Conphliction

Louis Conphliction promotes self-love and self-awareness centered movement, utilizing mentorship, eclectic beats and empowering words. He is the host of Pagedale's annual Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Program. He also teaches workshops and is a mentor for several organizations, including Poetry for Personal Power, Provident Counseling and The St. Louis Juvenile Detention Center. When he's not creating change, he's touring/performing throughout the nation and participating in and winning poetry competitions. He performed at the 2015 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. Louis was named Poet of the Year, by St. Louis Star Awards in 2016. Check out Louis’ video - Louis ConPhliction - Get Away 


Choosing your seats ensures a table. Individuals may purchase their own tickets. Only small tables are placed with four chairs at each. Tables may NOT be moved or moved together as they are spaced 6 feet apart.


BYOB is still in place. Drinks and ice will not be provided.


Masks must be worn at all times, except to take a bite or drink then re-mask immediately. Masks must be worn when entering, exiting, moving about the room and talking to someone other than those you came with. Performers are required to wear a mask when not performing. Prior to the event, surfaces will be sanitized and sanitizer will be present at the doors. 


All guests must enter via the front entrance where temperatures will be taken. Please remain 6 feet apart and follow defined paths. Thanks for your understanding and patience in light of all the changes!

Venue Information

Contemporary Art Center
305 Southwest Water Street
Peoria, IL 61602
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Organizer Information

Contemporary Art Center


305 Southwest Water Street
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 674-6822

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Name:
William Butler
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