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WHAM has been supporting the literary arts for many years at our Surprise, Arizona location. People are encouraged to attend these worthwhile literary affairs. A schedule of events is always available on this website under each appropriate program heading.

For over six years WHAM has been hosting poetry nights bi-monthly where poetry lovers can come and share poems they have written or to read poems that hold special meaning for them. The followers of this popular poetry program has grown over the years and continues to be enjoyed by dozens of people.

In 2022, love for the written and spoken took yet another form at WHAM with the addition of the Write Club. This spoken word event features local, regional and national talent and also nurtures emerging talent. These events are held monthly at WHAM. 

More recently, WHAM has added an Oral History program to this growing venue. Currently oral interviews are being conducted about the history of Peoria. The histories of surrounding cities will be added as they are completed.

The newest literary program to be added at WHAM is the MCYPL (Maricopa County Youth Poet Laureate. This program will involve the entire Phoenix metropolitan area and will give opportunities and encouragement to all youth poets. WHAM is looking forward to working with all of these young poets.

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