**New Location** 73 See Gallery & Design Studio. 73 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ
Please join us for our monthly poetry series with 2 featured readers and a generous open mic. Admission is free - and Montclair digs poetry - so come early to sign up for an opportunity to share your work with the audience. Also, all are welcome to the show, so please share this event with your friends.
Featured poets this month are Erin Anastasia and Ben Figueroa.
Erin Anastasia is a spoken word poet from New Jersey. Her poetry videos have garnered over one million views online, and she was once described by a commenter named Dark Chocolate Rain as “a Wednesday Addams with more chill.” Many of her poems are written with intent to raise awareness about mental health issues, as she hopes to be a positive force in the fight to erase stigma surrounding mental illness. Most of her free time is dedicated to working on videos for her YouTube channel and applying for jobs that she'll never hear back about.
Ben Figueroa is a self-taught writer and stage performer.
**Please note: Words on Wednesdays is a safe space for people and poets from all walks of life, and although we believe in free speech, hate speech will not be tolerated.