One year ago, a group of accomplished poets from Glendale and Surprise formed the Rorschach Poetry Collective to spread live literary arts into the West Valley. Over the past year, they have organized poetry events for the West Valley Art Museum and locally owned coffeehouses, but their monthly open mic reading at Glendale Community College (called Free Association) has remained the focal point of their literary sprawl.
These monthly events welcome and encourage community participation, through open mic readings and are free and open to the public. Each month also brings two distinguished featured poets, so West Valley crowds can be exposed to a diverse sample of the best writers from other scenes, ranging from widely published academics to National slam champions and performance poets. April's Anniversary Celebration will be a good example of the kind of poetic diversity that we integrate, on a monthly basis.
Free Association Open Mic Poetry Reading. One-Year Anniversary Celebration. Tuesday April 13th at Glendale Community College. with special featured poets Bakeem Lloyd & Patricia Colleen Murphy. FREE and open to the public. open mic starts at 7pm. hosted by Shawnte Orion
Glendale Comunity College (in Student Union room 104ABC). 6000 W. Olive Ave. Glendale, AZ 85302.