Open Mic Poetry Night on November 3rd was a great success. Poet and musician Oscar Pena hosted the event and also read poems from his chapbook, Fire of Thorns. Special guest poets Donna Pauley and Rebecca Travis read from their poetry to a group of twenty plus in attendance. Several poets from the audience got up to read their poems including Barbara Carle who read from her book, New York Rhapsody. The Friendswood Public Library carries the works of many local/area poets including former Texas Poet Laureate and past speaker at the Friendswood Public Library, Larry Thomas. The library also carries Rebecca Hatcher Travis's Picked Apart the Bones, winner of the First Book Award for Poetry from the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas. Check with the Reference Department for help in finding these local poetry books.
We look forward to our next Open Mic Poetry Night on Wednesday, February 9th at 7pm. Everyone is invited to come and read your own poems or share poetry by other authors. These Open Mic events are a great way for poets of any experience level to meet and talk with people of similar interests. It's also fun to just come and listen! Refreshments are served.