Remember “open mic nights”? When you’d screw up your courage, approach the mic stand, maybe perch uncomfortably on a high stool, and then recite your latest piece of writing? Glancing up from the page, you’d look out at… what’s that? An audience?! Real people looking back at you?
Well, we’re bringing back the feel of that old-timey writers’ salon — with a twist!
Spoken word artist and poet Abena Beloved Green will host three Unmute Your Mic events (held through Zoom), inviting you to “unmute your mic” and to share work in progress.
Friday, February 12, 8:00pm to 9:30pm: Poetry & Spoken Word
Friday, March 12, 8:00pm to 9:30pm: Fiction & Storytelling
Friday, April 9, 8:00pm to 9:30pm: Nonfiction & Storytelling
The twist? A member of the WFNS Writers’ Council will listen in on each event and offer feedback to the participating writers. (By email and after the event, of course. No performer needs the extra pressure of being publicly critiqued!) For the first event, Halifax Poet Laureate Sue Goyette will provide all participants with feedback.
Unmute Your Mic events are free, and all are welcome to attend and to perform.
Pre-register once to attend any or all of the events:
Sign up to share your work by pre-registering (at the link above) and then fill out the form below.
Performance slots are limited (10 per event) and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you sign up for a full event, we’ll add you to the waitlist.