Second Thursday Open Mic: Susan Niz

Featuring Susan Niz
Hosted by Cindy Huyser

Join us for July's edition of our monthly poetry reading! This month, our featured poet is Susan Niz.

Susan Niz’s first poetry chapbook is Beyond this Amniotic Dream (Beard Poetry, Minneapolis, 2016). She has a second chapbook, Left-Handed Like a Lightning Whelk, forthcoming with Finishing Line Press (November 2019). Her short work has appeared in Wanderlust Journal, The Write Launch, Chaleur Magazine, Typishly, Tipton Poetry Journal, Carnival Literary Magazine, Crack the Spine, Blue Bonnet Review, Two Words For, Belleville Park Pages, Ginosko, Cezanne’s Carrot, Flashquake, Opium Magazine, and Summerset Review. She has been featured in live poetry shows in Minneapolis. Susan writes across genres. Her novel Kara, Lost (North Star Press, 2011) was a finalist for a Midwest Book Award (MIPA) for Literary Fiction. She has a Master’s Degree in Education, raises kids, has been a grassroots community organizer, and conserves Monarchs. She recently relocated from Minnesota (having survived the Polar Vortex last winter) to the Austin area, where she will delve into new creative and literary projects and enjoy the sun and warmth.

A round-robin open mic follows the feature. Bring your poetry to share!

Event date: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 7:15pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751