Open mic poetry night returns to J Kowboy Wine Bar in Downtown Temple Wednesday, August 30.

J Kowboy at 13 E. Ave. B, along with Discover Downtown Temple and the Central Texas School for the Performing Arts, hosts the event each month.

Starting at 8 PM, anyone may step to the microphone and recite an original piece of poetry or prose, or share a piece from a favorite author. You can also just sit back with a glass of wine and listen.

The event is open to the public, but visitors will need to purchase their drinks and food.

For more information, contact Downtown Development Coordinator Sherri Street at (254) 298-5378 or