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Poetry At Hayner Event Will Feature a Mosaic of Voices

Provided by the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center

TROY - Poets from across the state have been invited to read for an evening of poetry at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. The poets were selected to encourage a diversity of subject matter, perspective, rhythm and meaning. These invited poets will read their own works in five-minute segments followed by an intermission featuring hors d’oeuvres and a wine bar. The second half of the evening will feature a one-hour, open mic. Poets who wish to read one of their own poems can sign-up beginning at 6:00 pm for one of the 10 open mic spots.

   Featured poets from across Ohio include poet/playwright/actress Felicia Chappelle, the dynamic Sierra Leona of Dayton. Ed Davis of Yellow Springs, Nikki Allen, Amanda Hayden, Aimee Noel, Ismail Soldan, Angel James and Roberta Knodle.

   These poets have been published in many fine poetry journals across the country. The poets publications can be purchased during intermission where you can meet these fine poets and enjoy this community of poetry lovers.

This event is free and no reservations are necessary. Join us on Saturday, June 10, 2023. Sign-ups for open mic begin at 6:00 pm. Readings begin at 6:30 pm. Learn more about this evening of poetry in the Hayner courtyard at


   The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is proudly supported by the citizens of the Troy City School District through a local tax levy and generous gifts to the Friends of Hayner. The Hayner is located at 301 West Main Street in Troy, Ohio. Most events are free to the public. To learn more about this and other Hayner happenings go to:

Pictured below from left to right:

First Row: Aimie Noel, Sandra Feen, Nikki Allen; Second Row: Ed Davis, Ismail Soldan, Leone Sierra; Third Row: Angel James, Felicia Chappelle, Roberta Knodle; Bottom: Amanda Hayden

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