Indigenous Open Mic Poetry Night with Kinsale Drake

Event description

  • Arts and entertainment
  • Campus life
  • Free
  • Open to the public

Calling all creative writers! The Labriola National American Indian Data Center, in partnership with The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, is opening the semester with our annual Indigenous Open Mic Poetry Night.

Our host for this semester’s Open Mic is renowned poet Kinsale Drake (Diné). Drake is a poet, playwright, and performer. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Teen Vogue and Time Magazine. She recently graduated from Yale University, where she received the J. Edgar Meeker Prize, the Academy of American Poets College Prize, and the Young Native Playwrights Award. She is also the winner of the 2022 Joy Harjo Poetry Prize. Currently, Kinsale edits Changing Wxman Collective, directs NDN Girls Book Club, and is working on a debut manuscript of poetry.

We are excited to have Kinsale host our Open Mic. Join us to hear from her and Indigenous poets! There will be open slots for reading and we encourage community members to share their work.

Event contact

Yitazba Largo-Anderson

Thursday, September 28, 2023


6:00 pm8:00 pm (MST)


Hayden Library, Labriola Center, Level 2