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Toledo’s premier poetry and open mic night for spoken word. Signature cocktails, poetry, spoken word, music, food, and networking. Wednesdays in Toledo.

Hosted by Rhonda Sewell.

$15 cover for non-TolHouse Members.
Two drink minimum per person. Food does not apply toward the minimum.

Open mic opportunities available. Sign up required by 6:45pm.

Live improvisational backup sounds by Olman Piedra and Friends.


What time do doors open?
Doors open at 6pm. The Show begins at 7pm.

Is there an age minimum?
Yes. All shows require a minimum age of 21.

Will food be available?
Yes. Our full menu is available for dining.

Is there a drink minimum?
Yes, we have a two drink minimum per person. Food does not apply toward the minimum.

What if I don’t drink alcohol, do I still have to abide by the 2 drink min?
Yes, but you DO NOT have to purchase an alcoholic beverage. Sodas, juices, sparkling waters and more are also available to you.

Can I reserve a table?
Most shows are General Admission seating and therefore first-come first-served.

I have a large party coming, Can we be sat together?
We do a really good job of seating our guests together but remember that General Admission seating is ‘first come first served’ so with large parties it is best to arrive early and together. The majority of the party must be present in order to be seated together.

About Rhonda Sewell

Rhonda Sewell, a TolHouse founding member, works as the inaugural Director of Belonging and Community Engagement at the Toledo Museum of Art. She also serves as Board President of The Arts Commission, the first BIPOC person to ever hold that title. Rhonda is a self- described intentional servant leader, committed community volunteer, emitter of good and down for the 419. She previously worked in the areas of library funding and marketing at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library for 15 years and started her career as an award-winning newspaper journalist for The Blade, where she worked for 18 years. Her love of poetry started as a child when her Mother read her Nikki Giovanni poems as bedtime stories. Beginning in the late 1990s thru 2012, Rhonda, a proud Mom of adult twin daughters, hosted a popular downtown spoken word series with several business partners. Her favorite poets include Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Amiri Baraka, The Last Poets and Saul Williams.



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