Literary lovers, poets, artists, writers, playwrights, authors, singers, musicians and amateurs are welcome. 

Great news! Westborough TV is slated to film the Literary Arts Open Mic every 2nd Thursday of each month!  Make sure you get there early to make the list! Learn more about Westborough TV here.

To view past videos of featured artists, click here.

New Literary Arts Open Mic host: Author & Storyteller, 


Read the official press release here.

Liteary Arts Open Mic

WANTED: Authors, writers, poets, performing artists...and amateurs!

The Literary Arts Open Mic needs you at Tatnuck Booksellers located in the Westborough Shopping Center, Route 9 & Lyman Street, 18 Lyman Street, every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 *No outside food or drink allowed in the event room.

Register for the event here!


Tasha Halpert

(Scroll down to see videos of past featured artists)

          Throughout her lifetime  poet, mystic, teacher and author Tasha Halpert has been helping people attain a more peaceful, joyous and fulfilling life.

           She is and has been for many years, staff poet and storyteller for The Unicorn, published eight times a year by author, lecturer and herbalist Paul Beyerl. The Unicorn also serializes The Old Codger and the Whirlwind, a magical adventure for all ages, now concluding its fourth adventure. 

          She writes and distributes a weekly internet column: Heartwings Loves Notes. Her newspaper column Good Earthkeeping,  is published weekly in The Grafton News. She is often published in the newsletter of Circles for Peace and contributes her monthly astrology column to their web site as well as distributing it on the Internet.

          A contributor to numerous publications at various times, she has written as well as lectured widely on ways to inner peace, self healing, nutrition, herbal wisdom, meditation and spirituality.

          Her books include The Unconditional Love Book, Your Psychic Gifts, The Magical Kitchen Cookbook, all published by Healing Arts Press; Remembering God,  a popular privately printed book of poems; Heartwings Love Notes for a Joyous Life, Galde Press; and her soon to be published Up To My Neck in Lemons, a compilation of poetry, recipes and essays, and Sadie's Journey, a story for all ages about the Afterlife.

          With her husband Stephen she has lectured  throughout the US as well as in Canada, Denmark and India. Together they founded the Grafton Center for Inner Peace where they taught meditation and self actualization techniques until recently retiring.

          The mother of five and grandmother of seven she and her husband Stephen of thirty six years live in North Grafton, Ma. She can be reached at

2016 Literary Arts Open Mic featured artists filmed by Westborough TV. 

2016 Schedule

JANUARY - Thursday, 14 & 28 @ 6:30 - 7:30pm / 45 Magazine Presentation by Jan Krause Greene and Thea Iberall

FEBRUARY - Thursday, 11 & 25 @ 6:30 - 7:30pm / Ray Bartlett

MARCH - Thursday, 10 & 24@ 6:30 - 7:30pm / Anne Ipsen

APRIL –Thursday, 14 & 28@ 6:30 - 7:30pm / Stephen Halpert

MAY -  Thursday, 12 & 26 @ 6:30 - 7:30pm / Ellen Meerpol

JUNE -  Thursday, 9 & 23@ 6:30 - 7:30pm / Gian Lombardo

JULY -  Thursday, 14 & 28 @ 6:30 - 7:30pm / Tasha Halpert

AUGUST - Thursday, 11 & 25 @ 6:30 - 7:30pm / Ken Slaughter

SEPTEMBER Thursday, 8 & 22 @ 6:30 - 7:30pm

OCTOBER Thursday, 13 & 27 @ 6:30 - 7:30pm / Cheryl Melody

NOVEMBER – 10 & 17 @ 6:30 - 7:30pm - 1st & 3rd Thursday

DECEMBER 8 & 15 @6:30 - 7:30pm - 1st & 3rd Thursday 



Another great article by Ed Karvoski Jr. here.

Read about the Literary Arts Open Mic in the Metrowest news by Chris Bergeron here.

Thank you Tasha for sharing your gift! 

Thank you Terry S. Johnson for coming out and sharing your gift!

Thank you, Stephen Halpert for a wonderful evening of storytelling.

"Yet, in their own way, the artist and the scientist hold to the tradition of experimentation and each would agree to respect the authority of the imagination." ~Paul Gwiazdowski

Thank you Paul for a wonderful evening. You delivered a well-composed medley of music and poetry. Lucky us!

Thank you for blessing us with such an inspiring message, George!

 I was so captivated by Michelle Chalmer's speech on race that I forgot to take a picture with her! Thank you, Michelle for a jaw-dropping message.


Thank you to March's featured artist storyteller and authorJAN KRAUSE GREENE for an insightful evening.

Thanks Ryk -You were awesome!

9.30.13 - Read about The Literary Arts Open Mic in here:

10.10.13 - Literary Arts Open Mic made the Community Advocate Newspaper.  Thank you Ed Karvoski Jr.!  Read about it here:

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