Upcoming Events

Writing Workshop: Sound as Memory

with Eloisa Amezcua

October 30, 2020 at 4:00 PM CDT via Zoom

Open Mouth Festival Reading

with Michael Torres, Eloisa Amezcua, Jessica Abughattas, Shannon Sankey, Allison Joseph, and opening reading by Calypso Jane Selwyn

October 30, 2020 at 7:00pm CDT via Zoom

Writing Workshop: Demons, Ghosts, and Skeletons in the Closet: Writing What Scares Us
with Leila Chatti

October 31, 2020 at 11:00 AM CDT via Zoom

Writing Workshop: The Elegy of October
with Michael Torres

October 31, 2020 at 1:00 PM CDT via Zoom

Writing Workshop: Stay Home & Get Gone
with Meg Day
October 31, 2020 at 3:00 PM CDT via Zoom

Open Mouth Festival Reading

with Benjamin Garcia, Meg Day, Jihyun Yun, Callista Buchen, Leila Chatti, and opening reading by Rome Hernández Morgan

​October 31, 2020 at 7:00pm CDT via Zoom

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!


Our Zoom programming may not be forever, but we're updating how we do things. We're working on creating sustainable, inclusive, and accessible programming that will apply to all of our future readings and workshops. Here are some steps we are taking:


  • Captions for all virtual readings and video recordings

  • Image descriptions for all images posted on social media

  • Updated accessible website design and layout (coming soon)

  • Access recordings of workshops via our YouTube channel or Patreon account if you can't make the workshop time

  • Solely work with accessible spaces once we can meet in person again


Have an idea about how Open Mouth can be more accessible for you? Please contact us and share your thoughts!

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