Wordlights Poetry ft. Avery Gadling

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings presented by NovaPDX, Rocking Frog Cafe and hosted by Igor Brezhnev.

On Saturday, November 16th, we’ll have a feature from Avery Gadling and a long set poetry open mic!

OUR FEATURE: Avery Gadling

Avery Gadling is a southern transplant whose accent was lost along the way here. They love their homemade family, Magic, and their four legged toddler. (Who is in all ways, much cooler than he is) In his spare time, Avery can often be found writing, drawing and creating impossible things. Avery released his first chapbook Kitchen WItchin shortly after winning a spot on the 2019 PPS slam team. In it you will find recipes, original poem cuts, and other such magics. Purchase your digital download directly from Avery via Mini and full sized broadsides today. OR Via Instagram and Facebook @GadlingPoetry


Sign-ups start at 5:30, show starts at 6PM. On first and third Saturdays each performer in the open mic gets 10 minutes, there are only 8 slots available and the list order is randomized.

Come share your words and join us for a night of open mic, great poetry features and get nourishment & libations from Rocking Frog Cafe (home of the best donuts)! ***

Rocking Frog Cafe is an independently run, local gem in the lower Belmont District of southeast Portland. Nestled in a lovely early-century Craftsman-style bungalow, we offer a comfortable place to study, eat and socialize. Find out more about The Rocking Frog at rockingfrogpdx.com.

NovaPDX is a talent and production company based in Portland, Oregon. We organize and host performance and educational events, showcasing local and visiting musicians, poets and comedians. Our mission is to create spaces where talent thrives. Learn more about us at novapdx.org.

Your host, Igor Brezhnev is a poet, an author, an artist and a book designer among his other sins. He is roaming the West Coast thinking up new art, books and helping shape creative projects. You can find out more about Igor at igorbrezhnev.com