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Mark Your Calendars: Announcing Words at WAM!

2012 January 24

Announcing our first, in-person, all-out fabulous open mic, Words at WAM, co-presented with the WAM Collective!


Words at WAM: An Open Mic
Wed, Feb 22, 2012
Free and open to the public

6:00–7:00 pm: Social Hour & Open Mic Sign-up
(first come, first served): Indulge on refreshments, enjoy music provided by Patrick Hertz, and/or take a curator-led tour of WAM’s exhibit Sympathies.

7:00–8:00 pm: Open Mic begins, in order of the sign-up sheet. The open mic is open to all interested wordsmiths of any genre: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, spoken word, and all literary mischief welcome.*

8:00–8:30 pm: Featured Local Rockstar Readers: Spoken word poet, Miles Walser, and poet and author of Find the Girl (Coffee House Press), Lightsey Darst.


The fine print: Each reader will have four minutes to read their work(s), with a 30-second grace period. Readers will be given warnings if they go over the time limit, and at 4 minutes, 30 seconds, will have trashy dimestore romance paperbacks thrown at them. Readers will go in order of the sign-up sheet. The open mic will end at 8:00 pm, regardless of how many people are left on the sign-up sheet, so get there early to ensure your reading slot! No props (costumes, music, etc) allowed.

See you there!