What You Missed at Open Mic

This past Saturday we had our first Open Mic and More! of 2012.  There were about 15 people who attended.  But it wasn't the quantity of people that made the night special, it was the diversity

People were gathered together to appreciate and showcase the Arts from many different backgrounds, cultures and skin colors.  The mic was shared by African Americans, Asian Americans, and Caucasian Americans alike.  Feedback was given to those who shared from various perspectives.  It was awesome to see people who might never interact otherwise having dialogue around the Arts.

This Open Mic and More! featured poetry, spoken word, comedy and novel-excerpt reading.  We're hoping to add some more different types of art for the next Open Mic.  Already a couple people are working on some music to share. 

Speaking of the next Open Mic and More!, it'll be on March 3, 2012.  It's going to be even more special this next time.  The Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference will be in town and a few from the group are joining with us.  Here are the details:

Brain Trust: A Reading of New Work on Dementia and other brain-straining subjects 
Saturday, March 3, 2012
4-5pm gather and network
5-6pm Reading
6pm on: Overflow Coffee Bar’s Monthly Open Mic Night
Poets and prose writers in all genres are invited to read at this gathering of writers who are addressing Alzheimer’s disease and other assaults on the brain.  Maximum length: five minutes. To sign up, contact Ann Hedreen at ann[at]whitenoiseproductions.com.  Please include: title of your poem or prose piece, genre, and a few lines of introductory copy about you and your work. 

For those of you planning on attending from the South Loop, come at 5 to hear the Brain Trust readings and to sign up for sharing your art.  Be sure to keep tabs (pun intented) on the event tab at  facebook.com/overflowcoffeebar  for more information and to invite others to attend.

1 comment:

  1. it was a fun night! thanks for providing the space.


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