Upcoming Events


November 20 | Sat, 2 pm

For this special Writer's Group workshop, poets Monica Ong & Shanna Melton will walk you through the process of building a manuscript for chapbook contests. You'll learn about useful tools for organizing your poems, strategies for building dynamic manuscripts, as well as resources and listings for chapbook contest and more. RSVP your ticket for this workshop here.  

This is a love offering to Poetic Soul Arts so all tickets are priced on a sliding scale. Proceeds go to support paying independent artists, growth and development of programming and community work.

The Writer's Group Flyer

November 6 & 13 | Sat, 2–4 pm

The Writer's Group led by Shanna Melton welcomes you to a generative space for writing and sharing. It is not an open mic, but an inclusive space for free writing, structured craft exercises, and creative community. Bring your pen, pad, and a friends and join our Facebook Group.

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Starting November 10 | Wed, 10am–12pm

Join instructor Shanna Melton for Her Dragons Fly -- A Writing Experience. Register now!

This 4-session workshop will meet on Wednesdays on the following dates: November 10, 17 and December 1 & 8.

Starting November 13 | Sat, 8pm–10pm

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Celebrate The Bridgeport Art Trail with us! This is a free event sponsored by the Bridgeport Art Trail! Master Technical Design is provided by OpenRoad Poetry! Hosted and curated by Shanna Tanika Melton of Poetic Soul Arts!!

We will be on Facebook Live so tell a friend to tell a friend to come through!!

Click below to sign up for the 10 Spot Open Mic!!!

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