image of First Nations designAn open mic night Monday will feature poetry and prose from around the world.

Open mic night to cross cultural boundaries

A teepee in the Campus Community Garden is the setting for an evening of poetry from all over the world tonight—Monday, October 3.

The event, entitled “The alchemy machine: poetry global,” is also open to spoken word performance, readings of prose or the work of a favourite author, says organizer Richard Douglass-Chin, a professor in the Department of English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing.

Attendees are invited to help set up the teepee starting at 6:30 p.m. in the garden at 380 California Avenue. The formal program will begin at 7 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the event will relocate to the Turtle Island Aboriginal Education Centre, room 179 in the CAW Student Centre.

Besides Turtle Island and the English department, it is sponsored by the International Student Centre and Women’s and Gender Studies.