April 23 2014 12:00 AM

Old Town Poetry Series ends its season with open mic event

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Wednesday, April 23 – With spring finally thawing out the bitterness of winter, the Old Town Poetry Series ends its season with one more event. On Thursday, local poets Ann Andrews and Dorothy Brooks will appear at the Creole Gallery in Old Town to read from their works and lead an open mic session.

“They are both gifted poets who've been active on the Lansing poetry scene and they both bring really valuable experiences,” said Ruelaine Stokes, coordinator of the series. Andrews works as a counselor and hospice worker; Brooks is a musician, painter and teacher on a Navajo reservation.

Following the featured readers there will be a small break for refreshments before the “Poem in Your Pocket” segment, where attendees can choose a short piece from the “basket of poems” and either read it aloud or keep it for a rainy day. Stokes said it’s a good way to celebrate spring.

“Poem in Your Pocket”

Presented by the Old Town Poetry Series

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24

Creole Gallery

1218 Turner St., Lansing

Suggested donation: $5/$3 students