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April is poetry month! // OYM celebration & fundraiser at Hatchet Coffee 4.6.2019

Out of Your Mind will be throwing its inaugural fundraiser SATURDAY, April 6th from 5:00-7:00 PM at our beloved Hatchet Coffee. Start off your SPRING & SUMMER right with inspiring PERFORMANCES from NC poets, LIVE typewriting, poetry crafts, and the chance to win LOCAL ART and TICKETS to numerous MUSIC FESTIVALS in our incredible RAFFLE!!!

YOUR DONATION KEEPS US GOING! All proceeds go directly to Out of Your Mind, your local mental health community, and support our resources for monthly events and our the expansion of OYM to the more communities in NC and beyond.

- Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the Hatchet Coffee cash register starting MONDAY, April 1st and will continue to be on sale until 6:00 PM on the day of the event. Cash & Card are accepted. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN! But of course, celebration attendance is highly encouraged! :)

- Our event will begin at 5:00 PM. Live typewriting by visiting poets, poetry crafts, raffle ticket purchases and Hatchet coffee & mocktails will be available at this time! Poetry readings will begin at 6:00 PM. Raffle drawing will take place between poet sets! There is no cover fee for this event.

You don't want to miss this gathering of love, words and mental opportunity!! Come celebrate with us!

TEDx Talk by Kat DOlan // App State University 4.7.2019

Founder & Executive Director of Out of You Mind, Kat Dolan, will be giving a 20 minute TEDx Talk at Appalachian State University on Sunday, April 7th! Please join us for this exciting event! The event runs from 2:00-4:00 PM with Kat as the final speaker. We would love to see some familiar faces in the crowd—hope to see you there!

WHERE TO MEET: Plemmons Student Union 201 A, Price Lake Room.

Tickets are $1 for students and $3 for non-students.


Join us Monday, April 8th from 5:30-7:00 PM for Foggy Minds Open Mic at Foggy Pine Books on King Street in downtown Boone! This will be a reoccurring event so mark your calendars for the 2nd Monday of every month! Musicians, Poets, Comedians and Magicians WELCOME! Sets are 15 mins. Questions? Email us at

This is a FREE event.

Feature Poet Performance by Ryan Thomas // The Ramkat, Winston-SAlem, NC 4.10.2019

On Wednesday, April 10th OYM Director of Outreach & Marketing, Ryan Thomas, will be performing at Word of Mouth Wednesday’s weekly poetry showcase as the FEATURED PERFORMER! Ryan Thomas was handpicked to perform at this event! Please join us as we enjoy an evening of amazing poetry readings and show support for OYM’s own, Ryan Thomas! Doors open at 8:00 PM. Event runs till 11:00 PM. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased here. We hope to see you there!!

WHERE TO MEET: The Ramkat 170 West 9th Street, Winston-Salem, NC

GROUP HIKE // The Greenway, Boone NC 4.14.19

Who doesn’t love a good evening stroll? Join us at the Greenway right here in Boone, NC on Sunday, April 14th from 4:00-6:00 PM for an easy evening walk around the Greenway’s well established trails. This “hike” is a very easy 2-3 mile trail with little to no elevation gain is kid and dog friendly! Both are encouraged! Bring a water or a nice hot cup of tea and enjoy some local flora and fauna with some amazing locals!

WHERE TO MEET: Clawson-Burnley Park on the Greenway, 355 Hunting Hills Ln, Boone, NC 28607

WHAT TO BRING: Water! Please wear warm, comfortable clothes and shoes with a good tread.

This is a FREE event.

Open Mic // Spalted Word, Winston-Salem NC 4.18.19

We love Open Mic so much we’ve decided to host not one, but TWO Open Mics each month! This Spalted Word Open Mic is just down the mountain in Winston-Salem, NC! Join us at Sunnyside Mercantile on Trade Street in downtown Winston-Salem from 7:00-9:00 PM for a wonderful open mic event with a different feature performer each week. Show up an hour early at 6:00PM for a FREE creative writing workshop with Sean Townsend, the curator of Daybreak writing workshop!

WHERE TO MEET: Sunnyside Mercantile 724 N Trade St NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

This is a FREE event.





M I S S I O N:

Out of Your Mind combats social isolation through creative peer support & reframes mental illness as a mental opportunity.


V I S I O N:

Through local, social events and mental engagement, Out of Your Mind fosters a creative space for participants to feel and grow in emotional intelligence. With the support of the community, Out of Your Mind inspires self-care, self-confidence, self-love, communication & resilience.

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Success for us means building a community that supports each other’s mental opportunity
— Kat Dolan, Founder & Executive Director

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