In honor of National Poetry Month, The Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington will hold a youth poetry open mic night April 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The town’s poet laureate, Davyne Verstandig, will serve as emcee for the evening.

Refreshments will be served.

Individuals under 18 may submit one or two pieces he/she would like to read via email to with the subject “Youth poetry submission,” or in person at the 2 Green Hill Road store by April 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Submissions should include name, age and contact information.

Those who are chosen to read will have their poems displayed throughout the store and on the shop’s website after the event.