Featured reader for the Aug. 12 Monday Mike for spoken word at the River Theater is Susan Firghil Park, a Seaside poet.

Her reading is titled "Prayer Rug." She is a member of Oregon State Poetry Association and an OSPA award winner and has had poems in regional publications: Verseworks, Manzanita Review, EDGZ, West Wind Review, Tiger's Eye, Rain and Hipfish.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with sign-up for writers' open mike. A $1 donation helps support the nonprofit theater, 230 West Marine Drive. Monday Mike runs the second Monday of every month.