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Words on Wednesday: Poetry Open Mic

  • The Creativity Caravan 28 South Fullerton Avenue Montclair, NJ, 07042 United States (map)

**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. 

April Featured Poets

Cara Cilento’s first book, 2019.

Cara Cilento’s first book, 2019.

Cara Cilento grew up in a small suburban North Jersey town. Her family of origin did not. Her parents came from urban North Jersey.  Cara’s grandparents were a combination of immigrants from Italy and first generation Italian-Americans that lived in Newark, NJ.  They were a close knit family who pushed academic and personal goals. Most of all, they pushed assimilation.

Cara is a divorced mother of two boys. She has been a speech therapist for  over twenty years in the public school system.  She lives in suburban North Jersey on her own terms. Cara defines her own personal success as living her truth and not what is expected of her. Snapshots is her first work. She has taken a lifetime of experiences; traumatic, joyful, abusive, healing and reaffirming, as her muse. 

Tohm Bakelas

Tohm Bakelas


Tohm Bakelas is a social worker in a psychiatric hospital. He was born in New Jersey, resides there, and will die there. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, zines, and online publications. He has four published chapbooks: Orphan Crows, Destroy My Wound, In Living Rooms, and Decaying Sun Under Noontime Rain as well as two published microchapbooks We All Arrive and Swallowed Smoke.

Later Event: April 11
Creativity Cafe