A pop-up poetry slam is open to the public tonight at 7 p.m. at the McDowell Arts Council Association (MACA).

The event is open to the public and presented by McDowell High School’s club Writer’s Bloc. Admission is donation based and proceeds will help fund the club.

This week, guest poet Phillip Shabazz has worked with MHS students providing four days of poetry workshops through the N.C. Arts Council, MACA, instructor Andy Ferguson and the high school.

For more information, call 828-652-8610.

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