PRIZM Presents No Mic Night Literary Reunion in March

Daily Dose  |  03/01/2018 9:00 am

PRIZM Creative Community is sponsoring a “No Mic Night Reunion” on Tuesday night March the13th for area authors to enjoy an evening of comradery and peer review. The session will be held at the “Gathering Volumes Bookstore, 196 E South Boundary St. in Perrysburg from 6:30- 8 p.m.

Over the last 8 years, many area authors have attended the informal literary review sessions sponsored by PRIZM at our venue partners, Books A Million in Levis Commons, and at The Way Public Library in Perrysburg. The program over the years has featured tips on creative writing and getting published by both area professionals as well as peer reviews by local authors. The evening will be a chance for alumni to catch up with friends or interested writers to attend and learn or to become aware of ongoing creative writing work.

Attendees will hear a short summary by host Denise from Gathering Volumes sharing her vision of supporting the local literary community, and will then allow time for author sharing.   Participants are encouraged to bring a dozen copies of the selection they will read for the audience share so that listeners can document feedback and return to the author. Selections should be no more than 5 minutes long. Leading the feedback discussion will be local author Sandra Rivers-Gill. 

A native of Toledo, Sandra retired from the University of Toledo and has immersed herself in poetry, prose, photography, performance and playwriting since then. “I enjoy the creative writing process from inspiration to fruition, and the power that words have”, Sandra remarked.  In addition to receiving recognition from PRIZM sponsored events, Sandra, has garnered creative awards from the Toledo Arts Commission, the Toledo Museum of Art and the Toledo Artists Club and the African American Legacy Project; with publications in The Kerf, UChange and Flight Literary Journal. A graduate of the University of Toledo in Communication, she volunteers as an instructor teaching poetry to women in recovery, and is currently compiling books of poetry and short stories. Sandra is married with children and grandchildren; and enjoys a family who supports her many creative endeavors.    

This FREE and open to the public program is for community members who enjoy all genres of Creative Writing.  Participants can expect to receive inspiration, motivation, and useful feedback within an informal atmosphere. One need not share a manuscript in order to attend, but are welcome to just enjoy, or take notes and learn. 

PRIZM Creative Community is a nonprofit 501 c. 3. for education, collaboration, and service in the literary and visual arts supported by The Ohio Arts Council, the Toledo Community Foundation and many public and private donations. PRIZM projects can be found at