This month Outloud Open Mike @ The Beebe Estate in Melrose features writer, artist and poet Nita Penfold. Penfold digs into the grit and honey of everyday life, drawing from dark and light currents of the spirit. Her recent book, Landing in Oz, explores the juncture between soul and aging. Widely published, Penfold’s poetry has appeared both in anthologies and in literary magazines — with over 400 of her poems and several short stories in the past 25 years appearing in over 22 anthologies, including: Beacon Press Books, Cries of the Spirit, and Claiming the Spirit Within and June Cotner’s books, Family Blessings and Mothers and Daughters.
Read more about Nita Penfold below and at nitapenfold.com
Sign up for the open mike starts @ 7:15pm — open mike slots begin @ 7:30pm. Each performer gets 10 minutes or 2 songs to fill with fun and wonder. Outloud’s creative environment promotes a wonderfully receptive and respectful atmosphere for all of its performance and audience alike.
Outloud meets in the Beebe Estate’s art exhibit space at 235 West Foster Street in Melrose, Massachusetts. Visit beebeestate.com for more information about the space, for directions and other details. Free parking is available on the grounds.
Although Outloud does not charge a cover to get in, we gracefully accept donations to help support local charities and help cover our operating expenses.
You can sign up on the Facebook Event Page to get in touch with Nita Penfold and her fans and friends or visit the official Outloud Facebook Group for more info about regular performers and the long, amazing history of our previous monthly events.
And don’t forget to check us out on Twitter, too, at our handle @outloudopenmike
We hope to see you this Wednesday!