Saturday, September 26, 2020

Mugg Cakes Brings Poetreats and Tasty Treats to Oxford

If you are looking for music, poetry, and a great atmosphere, Poetreats at Mugg Cakes is the place to be.

Dereck Brown plays the guitar at Mugg Cakes for Poeteats.
Dereck Brown plays the guitar at Mugg Cakes for Poetreats.

Opening just over a month ago, Mugg Cakes, owners Karrian and Derek Brown seek to offer tasty treats and a weekly event for all to come and display their talents. Poetreats takes place on Friday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m at 68 Highway Road 334, just before Lafayette High School.

There is a flat admission fee of $2.00 or you can pay $5.00 which not only gives you admission but also includes one of Mugg Cakes delicious cupcakes.

When asked where the idea for Poetreats came from Derek Brown said, “We knew there wasn’t a consistent event for poets and musicians and we wanted to have an event for that and get some words out there and maybe even an impromptu concert.”

For $5 admission, you can get a cupcake at Poetreats.
For $5 admission, you can get a cupcake at Poetreats.

Derek and Karrian have created an inviting atmosphere for anyone to openly express themselves. Thus, making the night all about people sharing their poetry, music, and words.

“We have an open platform and open mic, nothing is censored. It’s all spoken emotion, and it’s kid friendly. We encourage teens to come and share emotion.” said Derek Brown

When asked what the goal is for Poetreats and the community Karrian said, “We welcome every walk or life, every being that has a voice or something that they may want to share. If they want to share music and sing a song. If they want to recite a poem, we welcome that. We want to give teenagers a chance to open up and share what they have outside of Facebook and social media, this stage will provide them with a platform to open up.”

  Karrian Brown with cupcakes Mugg Cakes has to offer

Karrian Brown with cupcakes Mugg Cakes has to offer

Next Friday night be sure to meet your friends at Mugg Cakes for Poetreats for a great night of music, poetry, and cupcakes.

Mugg Cakes is open:

Thursday from 12:00- 5:00 p.m.
Friday from 12:00- 6:00 p.m.
Saturday from 12:00- 5:00 p.m.
Sunday from 10:00- 2:00 p.m.

Every Friday there is a cupcake happy hour from 5:00 to 6:00pm with Poetreats beginning from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. To learn more, visit www.muggcakes.com.


Ellie Darcey is a journalism student enrolled at Meek School of Journalism and New Media. She can be reached at egdarcey@go.olemiss.edu.

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