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Spoken Words Newsletter

A Weekly Guide to Spoken Word Activities

Since September of 1999, the Spoken Words Newsletter has provided thousands of poets across the world with information regarding open mics, poetry festivals and more.
As of June 2002, there are about 350 subscribers to the weekly newsletter. Feel free to forward the newsletter in its entirety to interested persons and rest assured that your email address is only used to send you the newsletter and is never sold.
Currently, SPN routinely covers poetry events in these areas:
  • Texas - Houston, Austin, Dallas/Ft Worth, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Beaumont, San Marcos
  • Louisiana - New Orleans and Baton Rouge
  • Alabama - Atlanta
  • Kansas
  • Illinois - Chicago
  • Florida
  • New York City
  • New Jersey
  • Maryland / Washington DC
  • California - Los Angeles area and San Francisco area
  • Washington - Seattle
  • England

Also included is information on new poetry books, contests and publication opportunities, and news. There's something for everyone!

Sign up to be included on SPN today!!!

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Poet Samanth Barrow from Philadelphia
Performing at Southmore House on Aug 27, 2002

Peace & Blessings,
kim cotton
Editor/Publisher of tongue and Spoken Words Newsletter
(c) 2002 l.a.v. productions