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Free Poetry Reading with Natasha Oladokun, Plus Open Mic

Join the Driftless Writing Center in hosting lauded poet Natasha Oladokun as she reads from her work. Community open mic to follow.

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

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

Natasha Oladokun will give a free, in-person reading of her work followed by a community open mic and a brief Q&A session with Oladokun. 

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 Natasha Oladokon:

Natasha Oladokun is a Black, queer poet and essayist from Virginia. She holds fellowships from Cave Canem, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Jackson Center for Creative Writing, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was the inaugural First Wave Poetry fellow. Her work has appeared in the American Poetry Review, The Academy of American Poets, Kenyon Review Online, Harper’s Bazaar, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and is working on her first collection of poems.

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