“No Mic Night
Reunion” for Area Authors
PRIZM Creative Community is sponsoring a “No Mic Night
Reunion” on Tuesday night March 13 for area authors to enjoy
an evening of camaraderie and peer review. The session will
be held at the “Gathering Volumes Bookstore, 196 E South
Boundary St. in Perrysburg from 6:30- 8 p.m.
Over the last eight years, many area authors have attended
the informal literary review sessions sponsored by PRIZM at
its venue partners: Books A Million in Levis Commons, and at
The Way Public Library in Perrysburg. The program over the
years has featured tips on creative writing and getting
published by both area professionals as well as peer reviews
by local authors. The evening will be a chance for alumni to
catch up with friends or interested writers to attend and
learn or to become aware of ongoing creative writing work.
Attendees will hear a short summary by host Denise from
Gathering Volumes sharing her vision of supporting the local
literary community, and will then allow time for author
sharing. Participants are encouraged to bring a dozen
copies of the selection they will read for the audience
share so that listeners can document feedback and return to
the author. Selections should be no more than 5 minutes
long. Leading the feedback discussion will be local author
A native of Toledo, Rivers-Gill retired from the University
of Toledo and has immersed herself in poetry, prose,
photography, performance and playwriting since then. “I
enjoy the creative writing process from inspiration to
fruition, and the power that words have”, she remarked.
In addition to receiving recognition from PRIZM sponsored
events, Rivers-Gill has garnered creative awards from the
Toledo Arts Commission, the Toledo Museum of Art and the
Toledo Artists Club and the African American Legacy Project;
with publications in The Kerf, UChange and Flight Literary
Journal. A graduate of the University of Toledo in
communication, she volunteers as an instructor teaching
poetry to women in recovery, and is currently compiling
books of poetry and short stories. Rivers-Gill is married
with children and grandchildren; and enjoys a family who
supports her many creative endeavors.
This FREE and open to the public program is for community
members who enjoy all genres of Creative Writing.
Participants can expect to receive inspiration, motivation,
and useful feedback within an informal atmosphere. One
need not share a manuscript in order to attend, but are
welcome to just enjoy, or take notes and learn.
PRIZM Creative Community is a nonprofit 501 c. 3. for
education, collaboration, and service in the literary and
visual arts supported by The Ohio Arts Council, the Toledo
Community Foundation and many public and private donations.
Our projects can be found at
www.MyPrizm.com We welcome your participation.