The next poetry open mic at the historic Arthur’s Market & Cafe (35 N. Ferry St., Schenectady) is Wednesday, August 8, 2018, with featured reader Dawn Marar.

Dawn Marar – Award-winning poet, wife, mother, and activist, graduated from Skidmore College and Columbia University. As well as poetry, Marar has published short stories and non -fiction. She has just returned from Jordan where her chapbook, Efflorescence, is now available at Orfali Art Gallery in Amman. Locally the book is available at Open Door Bookstore, and some public libraries She’s presently working on a collection of documentary poetry that looks at race and whiteness, in particular.

This great poetry series is hosted by Catherine Norr. Sign-up starts 7:00, Readings begin 7:30