Salem Poetry Project Thursday features award-winning writer, open mic

Mike Shuler (Courtesy/Oregon Poetry Association)

Salem residents Thursday night can partake in an open mic and listen to a poetry manuscript prepared by an award-winning writer for publishing.

The virtual event, hosted by the Salem Poetry Project, will feature Mike Shuler, a writer of poetry, stories and songs who has been an active member of the Mid-Valley Poetry Society for around a decade.

Shuler’s writing has appeared in Northwest Passage, Calapooia Collage, Appalachian Magazine, Perceptions, Terra Incognita and other publications, and he was previously awarded a North Carolina state poetry. His chapbook, “Words on Wind,” was published in 2015.

He prepared a poetry manuscript for publishing and will read from it at the event.

The Salem Poetry Project each week presents a featured reader followed by the “Infamous Open Mic,” with three poems or five minutes – whichever is first.

The featured reader starts at 7:00 and the open mic will follow directly after.

Those looking for more information can contact Marc Janssen at the Salem Poetry Project Facebook page

The Zoom meeting can be joined here.

Meeting ID: 860 4806 0060 

Passcode: 689919 

-Ardeshir Tabrizian