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Dayton Poetry Slam Presents: Bill Abbott Book Release Party
February 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$2
Join us for an evening with Bill Abbott to help commemorate the release of his latest book, “My Life and Other Ohio Train Wrecks” (Milk and Cake Press). For those of you who don’t know, twenty-one years ago Bill Abbott founded the Dayton Poetry Slam. While the people organizing it has changed since then, the reason we exist is because Bill saw a void in the Dayton art scene and stepped up to fill it. So, this is a homecoming of sorts. Please help us come out and celebrate Bill’s new book.
We will, as always, have open mic before and after our feature.
Originally from Tennessee, Bill Abbott has been involved in Poetry Slam since 1992 and is the author of Let Them Eat MoonPie, the history of poetry slam in the Southeast. He has attended regional and national competitions, hosted three regional events, is credited with creating the Rust Belt Regional events, and organized and hosted poetry events across multiple cities and states. He has been published in Ray’s Road Review, Radius, The November 3rd Club, Flypaper Magazine, Jokes Review, The Broken Plate, Ghost City Review, and The Sow’s Ear. Having earned his MFA from Miami University in 2018, Mr. Abbott lives in Ohio and teaches creative writing at Central State University.
Doors/Open Mic Signup – 7pm