Open Mic Poetry Night at J Kowboy Wine Bar in Downtown Temple returns Wednesday, May 24.

The event starts at 8 PM and is open to the public, though you'll have to pay your own bar tab.

In a media release, Daniel Chapin, Director of the Central Texas School for the Performing Arts, welcomed the public to share their own poetry or prose or a piece from their favorite author. Folks can also just sit back, relax, sip some wine, and have a nice time listening in.

J Kowboy Wine Bar is located at 13 East Avenue B. For more information about open mic night or anything going on Downtown, give Downtown Development Coordinator Sherri Street a call at (254) 298-5378 or email her at