FRAMINGHAM – MetroWest Poets and Poetry lovers of all ages and stages, faiths, races, genders, ethnicities are invited to celebrate National Poetry Month at Free Spirits: Open Mic Poetry Night at Open Spirit on April 27.
The event is at 39 Edwards Street in the Saxonville neighborhood (campus of Edwards Church) in Framingham from 7 to 9 p.m. Suggested admission is $5-$10 more if you can, less if you can’t and no one will be turned away.
This is the First Celebration of poetry by Free Spirits, commemorating National Poetry Month and just days before the Mass Poetry Festival in May in Salem.
“Free Spirits” is a group of poets who get together in MetroWest occasionally at local venues to share new and old poems, spirits and open hearts.
Nicci Meadow, a Saxonville neighborhood artist, photographer and jewelry designer and non-profit professional, who dabbles in poetry as well, said that “Free Spirits Open Mic Night on April 29 offers established and budding poets in the area the chance to come together to share new and old work or favorite poems at a time when we really need to understand differences within shared values, in our community, and the country.
Poetry is a form many of us even use for “ therapy,” it’s a healing medium that enriches us all, especially when shared.”
Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, a local artist and poet said : “Free Spirits’ Open Mic Night is a way to celebrate National Poetry Month right here in Framingham and Open Spirit is just the perfect venue to host us this year. I believe poetry, just as any art form, has the power to inspire us to be more engaged in our world. Poetry gives us the chance to stop and pay attention, to view the world in a different way, and to find answers to eternal questions by means of a new language made of images and metaphors that illuminate us and continually surprise us.”
Open Spirit is a place of hope, health and harmony – a multi-faith community wellness center in the Saxonville neighborhood of Framingham. Open Spirit is located at 39 Edwards Street in Framingham