My Favorite Books is excited to announce our next Poetry and Storytelling Open Mic Night hosted by poet and artist Linda Marie with special guest and local poet, Calvin Marshall!
We welcome you to come on Tuesday July 2nd for our Open Mic Night at 7:00 PM. Sign up on arrival for a ten-minute spot to share your original poetry, prose, or story—you can even bring a selection from your favorite poet/author! So, come on over—share your words, meet local authors, and make some new friends!
Growing up in the Tallahassee area, Calvin Marshall, sometimes known as Outspoken, has been writing poetry since he was a young boy. He writes free written poetry to express the context of the word “Free.” Many of his poems focus on the deeper aspect of relationships and the ups and downs that come with them. On Tuesday, he’ll be reading from his published books of poetry: All Summers and Soul Food.
Our current host holds an MFA in painting with a minor in Women’s Studies from the University of South Florida, and a BFA from the University of Hawaii. She is a symbolist painter, writer, poet, and playwright. Linda Marie’s poetry has been published in The Texas Observer, Hawaii Review, Blue Hole, and Enigmatist among various other poetry publications. She was also nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Before moving to Tallahassee, she was the host of Austin Poetry Society’s monthly poetry venue for 6 years. She is beyond thrilled to be the new host of My Favorite Books’ poetry and storytelling open mic, and is looking forward to meeting and introducing many local poets, storytellers, as well as writers!