Have you written a timely piece or a touching poem? Maybe your work is a humorous look at the world. If so, Redwood Writers invites you to come read your work aloud at an RW Open Mic session.
These events are held every month on the fourth Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 with sign-in time starting at 1:30 p.m. for the Open Mic sessions. Currently, these are held at Gaia’s Garden restaurant on N. Mendocino Ave. in Santa Rosa. We ask a time limit of five minutes per reader, (or about 500 words.) It is not necessary to read a complete story, just reading a sample of your writing or a few poems will be greatly appreciated. Can’t make the fourth Saturday of each month? Check out the bi-monthly Redwood Salon or the Library Open Mic under the “events” tab on the Redwood Writers website: http://redwoodwriters.org/
(L.to R.: Michelle Wing & Ripley, Nina Tepedino & Robert Shafer)
and writers in a friendly setting. Think you may be nervous about reading aloud before a group? These Open Mic events may be the best way to conquer those nerves. And when you come, bring a friend. They may read aloud too if they wish. We love to share the fun and entertainment. The Open Mics are not restricted to RW members only.
Have you seen the flyers with our Featured Readers for the Open Mics? They open each session with longer readings in which share their work. Are you wondering how to become a featured reader? The best way to introduce yourself to us is to start participating in the RW Open Mic events.
The dates for the next four RW Open Mics are August 22, September 26, October 24 and November 28. The featured readers for August will be Jeane Slone and Billie Peyton Settles. We rotate the MC for the RW Open Mics between Abby Bologmolny, Dmitri Morningstar and myself. We will all be happy to have you join us!