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Free In-Person Poetry Reading with Isaac Pickell, Plus Open Mic

Join the Driftless Writing Center in hosting lauded poet Isaac Pickell as he reads from his work. Community open mic to follow.

Friday, November 3, 2023 @ 7:00 pm (CT)

Metaphysical Graffiti Bookstore, 119 W. Court Street, Viroqua, Wisconsin

Isaac Pickell will give a free, in-person reading of his work followed by a community open mic and a brief Q&A session with Pickell. If you would like to read during the open mic portion, please email the Driftless Writing Center at with the subject line “open mic” to sign up for a 5-minute slot. The open mic is limited to 10 participants, so email now to claim your spot.

About Isaac Pickell:

Isaac Pickell is a Black and Jewish poet, PhD candidate, and adjunct instructor in Detroit, and a graduate of Miami University's Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing. He is the author of two collections of poetry, everything saved will be last (Black Lawrence Press, 2021) and It’s not over once you figure it out (Black Ocean, 2023), and his recent work can be found in Brevity, Copper Nickel, FENCE, Passages North, and Poetry Daily. Isaac’s taken a seat in all fifty states and has so much to look forward to. Check out what he's writing today at

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