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Calendar Pick: Athens Word of Mouth

Ciera Durden

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been sitting on a pile of uninspired work generated since the pandemic. If it seems like the well of experiences you’ve been able to draw from has begun to evaporate, you may find a great replenishing source in others. That’s right, Word of Mouth, The Globe’s monthly poetry open mic, is back. Sign-ups begin on Aug. 3 at 6 p.m., where you’ll first be treated to the work of featured reader Ciera Durden. Durden is a poet and first-year student in the mental health counseling program at UGA. From then on, attendees will approach the stage in the order of sign-up, subtly and deftly espousing their versions of truth. Rhyming optional, I would imagine. This will mark the first iteration of the open mic since before the pandemic started, and hopefully the attendance will reflect that fact. So go out, learn, share and mouth off.

WHO: Athens Word of Mouth
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 3, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Upstairs at The Globe