Upcoming Events

Beyond the Rainbow: Writing Towards a Queer Ecopoetics
with Matty Layne Glasgow

November 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM, Nightbird Books

Open Mouth Presents: Matty Layne Glasgow

November 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM, Nomads Southtown

Open Mouth Presents: Corrie Williamson

December 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM, The Nines

This is What You Changed Me To: Playing with Persona
with Corrie Williamson

December 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM, Nightbird Books

Poetry, Metaphor, Madness
with Jeffrey Thomson

January 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM, Nightbird Books

Open Mouth Presents: Jeffrey Thomson

January 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM, Nomads Southtown

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The Open Mouth Reading Series is a community-based poetry series located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. We host a monthly reading featuring poets whose work we love. We also host an annual fall festival, workshops, and a summer poetry retreat featuring visiting faculty.


We are a federal 501(c)(3) non-profit, and every dollar you contribute goes toward providing additional programming to the Northwest Arkansas community. We hope you’ll take part in our vision!


Help Open Mouth bring more poets to NWA!


Open Mouth's programming continues to grow every year, and we'll soon be able to announce the lineup for the first half of 2020! In the past several months, we've been in touch with wonderful authors who want to visit Arkansas for the first time, but have had to turn us down because we can't provide travel funding. All our current funding goes to paying reader stipends, and expenses related to hosting and to special programs. That's why we're launching a travel funding campaign! Our goal is to raise $6,000 by the end of January 2020, which would enable us to pay for flights and/or gas mileage for every visiting writer in the coming year.


If you'd like to help us make sure poets reach our community, you can donate via PayPal or sign up to give regularly on Patreon. Every little bit counts!

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