Our exciting "1st Wednesday" series continues with open mic, SLAM competition, and guest poet Joanna Hoffman. A Brooklyn resident, Hoffman has been on five National Poetry Slam teams, placed fourth overall at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in 2012, and is the Grand Slam Champion for the 2012 Urbana team. To take part in the open mic or slam, please register at 6:30 p.m. and bring two original poems of up to three minutes each. Registration closes promptly at 7 p.m., and the program starts shortly thereafter. Co-hosted by local poet and slammaster Eric ZORK Alan. Refreshments are served and all are welcome! Questions? Contact program librarian Miriam Varian by phone (422-6980) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Poetry Slam is a project of the White Plains Library Foundation.