Student Open Mic Night

Calling all Student Poets and Spoken Word Artists – Join the Sarasota Youth Poet Laureate and Program Ambassadors for a one-of-kind student open mic night!

Saturday, April 8th at WSLR + Fogartyville, Doors open at 6:00 PM with Readings beginning at 7:00 PM.

This event is free and open to the public! PLEASE RSVP HERE


Ages 13-19, who are interested in performing MUST PRE-REGISTER as space is limited.

To register, email Samantha at

Upon registration, students will be asked to submit the poem or short story that they would like to perform. Please keep in mind that each student will only have about 5 mins. on stage.

Following the student open mic, stick around for Poets Unplugged, hosted by Spoken Word artist Melanie Lavender.  Live music will begin at 8:15 PM followed by featured poets at 9:00 PM.

Thank you to our partners:

Melanie Lavender, Soul of The Matter

Questions? Email Samantha at