CRESTVIEW — The Crestview Public Library’s next monthly open-microphone event for poets and musicians to read, perform, improvise and play together has been scheduled.

It begins at 6:30 p.m. July 9 at the library, 1445 Commerce Drive, Crestview. Arrive at 6 p.m. for conversation and snacks.

This month's poetry starter is Father's Day.

Poetry open mics are second Tuesdays of each month. Contact Esther Hurwitz, 682-4432 or ehurwitz@okaloosa.lib.fl.us, for details.

Here are some other activities in Crestview and surrounding areas.

• Crestview Writers Group meets 6-7:30 p.m. fourth Mondays at the Crestview library. Their next meeting is June 24 instead of their usual fourth Monday date. Contact Tami Kidd, tamilynnkidd@gmail.com, for more information. 

• The next Spill the Tea poetry series reading is 6:30 p.m. June 27 at Enlightened Studios in Fort Walton Beach. Check their Facebook page for details.

• TV Dinner Theater, an open mic for story-tellers, poets, comedians and others will meet 6 p.m. July 6 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of The Emerald Coast. Check their Facebook page for details.

• The next session of Just Say It: Spoken Word & Open Mic Poetry is 8 p.m. June 24 at 30A Songwriter Radio Music & Coffee. Check their Facebook page for details.  

• Issue 13 of the Panoply e-zine is unthemed. Submissions will be accepted July 5-28. See more of their recently-published poets reading their work on Facebook.