Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic

Thu 9/14 7pm-8:30pm: Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic featuring Al Maginnes and Ty Stumpf

Two featured poets will each read for approximately 20 minutes and, after a short break for the readers to sign books, there will be a poetry open mic. Please sign up to read no later than 6:45 pm. Each open mic reader will be limited to no more than a page of poetry. There’s an informal get-together before the reading at 6:30pm next door at Root Cellar.

Al Maginnes was born in Boston and grew up in a number of states, mostly in the Southeast. He has degrees in English and writing from East Carolina University and the University of Arkansas. He is the author of seven full-length collections and four chapbooks of poems, most recently Music From Small Press, the 2014 winner of the Jacar Press poetry prize, and The Next Place (Iris Press 2017). In addition to being an editor at One, an online journal from Jacar Press, he is a member of Liberty Circus, a music and spoken word collective, and is music editor for Connotations Press. He lives in Raleigh, NC, and teaches at Wake Technical Community College.


Ty Stumpf lives in Sanford, NC and is the Chair of the Humanities Department at Central Carolina Community College.  Ty received his BA in English from Catawba College and his MA in English and creative writing from North Carolina State University.  The author of the chapbook Suburban Burn (Main Street Rag Publishing, 2017), his work has appeared in Passages North, Nashville Review, Harpur Palate, and other journals. Ty and his wife, Bianka, have a son named Jude and a daughter named Cora. For more info:



Event date: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514