Thursday, February 13, 2020
6pm - 8pm


“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

From Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes, and more, we’re celebrating the greatest love poets from around the world on the most romantic day of the year! The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, in partnership with The Free Library of Philadelphia, invite you to listen or perform some of the greatest works of romantic literature in The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Skyline Room, featuring sweeping views of the beautiful city skyline at night. Choose your favorite famous love poem, monologue, or scene to perform, or simply enjoy the performances of the night as an audience member! All are welcome during this Open Mic Night highlighting the greatest love poets of our time.

Admission to this event is free, but advance registration is required. Open Mic performances may not exceed 3 minutes; content must be by a known author and related to the topic of love. Not sure what to perform? Visit The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Literature Department to unearth all of the greatest love poems and authors!

Click here to reserve your tickets today!


Special thanks to our “Shakespeare in Love” Partner:





Date and Location
Thursday, February 13, 2020
6pm - 8pm
The Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, 4th Floor (Skyline Room), Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-496-9722 ext 101

Ticketing Information

Free with advance registration.

To register as a poetry performer or general audience member, please click here. For questions or problems with registration, please email us at