CRESTVIEW — Poets and musicians can read, perform, improvise and play together during an open-microphone event 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Crestview Public Library.

The poetry starter is "every word is a bird we teach to sing." Anyone can attend, and admittance is free.

The library is located at 1445 Commerce Drive in Crestview.

Contact Esther Hurwitz, 682-4432 or ehurwitz@okaloosa.lib.fl.us, for details.