The Literary Hour, sponsored by NCWN-West, will close out its 2023 season with a special program. Instead of having a featured poet and writer, everyone who attends will have an opportunity to present and talk about a personal or favorite poem or prose piece. Readers will have up to five minutes to present either an original piece they have written, or a piece by another author they especially love. Each reader should be prepared to briefly describe the piece after reading it and, if an original work, talk about what inspired it, what went into writing it or the intent behind writing it, etc. If it is a favorite piece by another author, then discuss why it is memorable or special. The program is intended as an open session where everybody has an opportunity to share and exchange motivations, inspirations, and ideas which led them to love and produce literature.