Would you stand up in a crowded room and read allowed, into a microphone presumably, from your adolescent journal? That is what people will be doing during Mortified, a new addition to the 8th annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival, which returns to Salem this weekend, April 29 - May 1.
Admission is $20 and includes readings throughout the weekend, admission to the Small Press Fair, Headline Events, and the Slam on Saturday night (as well as Mortified on Friday night). Some of the events do have a capacity limit, so check the schedule for details and be sure to sign up for events that you don't want to miss (at least three events are already considered full as this post is being written, so please check the website).
Headliners this year include Sandra Beasley, Charles Simic, Mark Doty, Marie Howe, and Ocean Vuong.