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Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry

Thursday, March 21, 2024 • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT

$3.00 - $8.00

Event Details

Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry

Thursday, March 21, ~ 8:00 - 10:00 pm

When checking in at the door, be prepared to share your table and seat number.


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

If an event is not sold out, tickets will also be sold at the door.

Tickets at the door*: $9-members, $12-nonmembers, $5-poets

(*No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our max capacity)


*Please Note that purchasing a Poet Ticket is a commitment to share your poetry on stage.

If you don't plan to read, then don't purchase a poet level ticket.


Water and Pop for $1.00 is offered at the bar.

Attendees may bring their own food and drink or bring in food and drink from the Rhythm Kitchen.


Experience a diverse open mic with artists from all backgrounds in a positive and inspiring atmosphere. Peoria’s Open Mic for Poetry is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. Host: Ryan Lowry, DJ: Yvaine Washington


Featured Poet: Sheri Purpose Hall is a highly decorated writer and performance artist and founder of East of Red ArtHouse. She has four books: “Mélange du Femme Noir” (2019), "Black Girl Shattered" (2017); “Chosen for Both” (2015); and a workbook "Writing Wrongs: Writing to Heal" (2016) which won an award from Bike for the Brain. She is the 2020 National Spoken Word Awards Female Artist of the Year, 2019 Charlotte Street Generative Performing Artist Awardee and previous 2-year Studios Resident, and an Arts KC Inspiration Grant recipient (2017/2019). She has also represented Kansas City at the Women of the World Poetry slam (2017/18), at the National Poetry Slam (2015/16/17/18), at Rustbelt Poetry slam (2019), and with the Writer's Den at Southern Fried Poetry Slam (2021). Additionally, she is the CEO of Poetry for Personal Power and founder of East of Red ArtHouse.


How to Choose Seats on www.309tix.com

Click on any blue dot. (blue dots = available seats, gray dots = sold seats)

Hold mouse over any blue dot on the floor plan.

Click on the seat of your choice.

Choose a member or nonmember level ticket. (Members of Contemporary Art Center may purchase member level tickets. A member purchasing tickets on behalf of a nonmember must choose a nonmember ticket.)

After clicking on the seat, the floor plan indicates your choice with a √.

Choose another seat or proceed to ‘checkout’

Venue Information

Contemporary Art Center
305 Southwest Water Street
Peoria, IL 61602

Organizer Information

Contemporary Art Center


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

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