Hosted by Sarah Long and myself, this monthly reading began as Poetry at the Grounds in October, 2008 and was an immediate success, with full tables most nights and sometimes standing room only.

Though we've had some ups and downs with the venue, we have managed to hold a reading every month all these years. 2016 sees us in a new home: 

 th' poetry asylum

Poetry (+prose) Night

ArtsIlliana  23 N. 6th Street  Terre Haute, IN

Third Thursday every month 7-9 p.m.

This isn't a competitive event, a poetry slam (not that there's anything wrong with that!), but a community space for sharing original poetry as well as the work of poets we love. It's a supportive environment for poets of diverse ages, styles & skills and always inspiring and always fun!

Guidelines for Readers

-3 poems/ 5 minutes Total reading time
-Original poetry or favorite poems by others
-Short fiction, excerpts from longer work
-Creative non-fiction, memoir
-Material appropriate for all-ages venue
-Advance sign-up encouraged
call or email Zann Carter at:

Help us publicize this poetry event! Download a pdf of the flyer here.