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Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry

Thursday, October 7th ~ 8:00 -10:00 pm

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

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

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.

Featured Poet: Brandon Thornton from Austin Texas

Brandon was the original host and feature poet curator of the event, serving in that role from February 2011-2014. Peoria is also on his latest tour in which he is sharing his spoken word poetry and plugging his newest project, Male-Nourished: Food for Thought from a Man’s Perspective, a collection of eclectic writings. Check out one of his many YouTube videos https://youtu.be/BZoJ206MGmo.

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. 

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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William Butler
(309) 674-6822
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