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Wordlights is a weekly poetry evening at The Rocking Frog Cafe (located at 2511 SE Belmont St in Portland, Oregon) hosted by Igor Brezhnev and presented by NovaPDX. It is a space for appreciating and supporting poetry in its many forms. On 1st and 3rd Saturdays we have an open mic with 8 10-minute slots available and a 20 minute feature from a local or visiting poet. On 2nd and 4th Saturdays we have an open mic with 8 5-minute slots, two 15-minute mini-features and a 30 minute feature.

Sign-ups are at 5:30PM. Show starts at 6PM.

To be considered for a feature please email your press kit to wordlights@novapdx.org.

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Rocking Frog Cafe is an independently run, local gem in the lower Belmont District of southeast Portland. Nestled in a lovely early-century Craftsman-style bungalow, we offer a comfortable place to study, eat and socialize. Find out more about The Rocking Frog at rockingfrogpdx.com.

Your host, Igor Brezhnev is a poet, an author, an artist and a book designer among his other sins. He is roaming the West Coast thinking up new art, books and helping shape creative projects. You can find out more about Igor at igorbrezhnev.com.