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Poets to convene at cafe

The Witches’ Brew Cafй’s first poetry night will take place at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Owners Leigh Hewitt and Kym Miller have high hopes for the event, which will have featured poets and an open mic.
“Poetry Night’s just going to infuse this place,” said Hewitt.
The event will begin with short readings from the featured poets, Devona Rocke Wyant, S.M. Hall and Barry Deitz.
All are regulars at the cafй. Wyant is a well-known poet and activist, Hall already has poems framed on the cafй’s walls, and Deitz’s background is in Southern storytelling.
“It’s a diverse crowd,” Hewitt said.
A number of poets, both young and old, have signed up for the open mic portion of the evening.
The owners hope the list of readers grows and that even timid poets will get up and read their work.
“Come in and try it,” said Miller. “It’s the best way to overcome your fear.”
No restrictions have been placed on the poetry — performers are simply reminded to keep the cafй’s family-oriented environment in mind.
Tuesday’s poetry night has been in the works since the women opened the cafй. The event is especially close to Hewitt’s heart, who is “an English major by nature and by training.”
“Poetry just speaks to your soul and helps you work through life’s mysteries, life’s trouble, everything,” she said.
The cafй owners plan to make Poetry Night a monthly event.
It’s just part of their plan to create an artistic atmosphere at the cafй with art decorating the walls, poets writing and featured musicians playing.
“They’re creating magic everyday, and that’s kind of the point of why we’re here,” Hewitt said.

by Sarah Grano

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