Learn, Share, Connect, Network.
Our open mics are an essential component for becoming a rounded and mature writer. In this era publishers expect authors to create their social media platforms and help grow their audience. The power of performance cannot be underestimated. Learning to get up and face an audience, as well as share your work in a way that does justice to the pieces you’ve created, is essential. This is one of those skills you only learn by doing. You may write the most beautiful prose in the world but if you don’t know how to speak, chances are your climb towards success will be more arduous. Our open mics provide opportunities to learn the nuances of when to pause, how to be present, and how to be heard.
For writers with pieces at all stages of completion, our open mics are a forum for our community to come together, with writers from different Seven Bridge groups as well as community writers. All writers are encouraged, as we recognize the fabric that weaves writers together. We want to foster our community. There is strength in numbers and in many varied voices. We also recognize the truism that it’s often who you know as much as what you know.
All writing is welcome.
Poems, songs, literary masterpieces, commercial fiction, non-fiction, biographies, flash, humor, plays, dialogue, character sketches, journalism. All of it. You can attend the open mics as an audience member or as a reader. It’s up to you! Attending the open mic is a great way to get to know the Seven Bridge writing community. You will get a feeling for the quality of our writers and the types of writing going on in this region. Attending as an audience member is a great way to learn about how our open mics are run. They are also a nice night out. Believe us, you will be entertained. We set aside time during each open mic for writers’ feedback. If you would like particular feedback, you may request such beforehand. Usually, we can accommodate this.
OPEN MICS ARE OFFERED ON THE SECOND AND FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH FOR THE YEAR AND ARE FREE. THEY WILL BE HELD USING ZOOM.
To register for a particular session, please fill the below form no later than one day before the session. You may enroll in more than one session at a time. A Zoom link will be sent out the day of the session.