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(Press Release provided by Traverse Area District Library)

TRAVERSE CITY: Celebrate National Poetry Month with your community and local library by attending the 18th Annual Poets’ Night Out event on Sunday, April 26 at the Traverse City Opera House located at 106 E. Front St, Traverse City, Mich. The show begins at 7 p.m. and admission is free.

Coinciding with National Poetry Month, this year’s poetry contest and reading event will showcase 25 area poets from a 10-county region selected by a jury team. Poets’ Night Out offers a supportive platform for local poets of all ages, professional and amateur, to experience an affordable opportunity to become published, to read to a receptive audience and network with fellow writers.

This year, selected poets range in age from middle school to retiree. Topics include politics, nature, relationships, grief/loss, and sports.

Those who enjoy poetry or are even curious about this sometimes misunderstood genre are encouraged to attend this engaging evening of live poetry. Guests will be entertained and have the opportunity to participate in voting for audience favorites resulting in prizes for the poets.

Poets’ Night Out is proudly presented by the Traverse Area District Library and the Friends of the Traverse Area District Library with generous support from community prize sponsors including Horizon Books, Landmark Books, Joyful Noise Daycare, and Clark Walter Sirrine Architects.


The Traverse Area District Library (TADL) is a public library system funded by a dedicated countywide millage. TADL operates under a Board-approved $4.7 million budget providing support for public library services online and in six facilities in addition to operations from the TADL Talking Book Library. Learn more at