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Inkwell Open Mic Ft Pauletta Hansel
March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for the Inkwell Open Mic and Reading Series, happening every second Monday of the month at Urban Artifact. The show starts with an open mic, followed this month by our feature performer, outgoing Cincinnati Poet Laureate Pauletta Hansel. A new city Poet Laureate will begin their term this year, so come see one of Pauletta’s last performances while she holds the title!
This all-ages event has a suggested $2 cover to help support feature artists, but no one will be turned away at the door. Bring your words (up to two poems and five minutes total per performer) to share, or just come enjoy some of Cincinnati’s finest craft beer and listen.
About the feature:
Poet, Memoirist, Teacher and Editor Pauletta Hansel was named the first Poet Laureate of Cincinnati in 2016. She is author of five poetry collections, most recently Palindrome (Dos Madres Press, 2017), Tangle (Dos Madres Press, 2015), The Lives We Live in Houses (Wind Publications, 2011) and What I Did There (Dos Madres Press, 2011). Pauletta’s poetry and prose has been featured recently in journals including Talisman, Now & Then: The Appalachian Magazine, Atlanta Review, ABZ Journal, Postcard Poems and Prose, Still: The Journal, The Mom Egg, Penwood Review and Appalachian Journal and anthologized in A Gathering at the Forks; Old Wounds, New Words; A Kentucky Christmas; Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia; the Motif series and Creatures of Habitat and Crossing Lines. Her poems have been featured on The Writer’s Almanac and Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry.
Pauletta has served as Writer in Residence at Thomas More College’s Creative Writing Vision Program and at WordPlay, a literary and literacy organization for younger writers. She leads community writing workshops and retreats in the Greater Cincinnati area and beyond. She is a current editor of Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, the literary publication of the Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative. Pauletta received her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte. Originally from southeastern Kentucky, Pauletta lives in Cincinnati with her husband, Owen Cramer.
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