Ad Hoc Art Minneapolis and Hazel & Wren present:
LITERARTY PARTY: An Open Mic
Hazel & Wren and pop-up art gallery Ad Hoc Art Minneapolis present LITERARTY PARTY, a literary open mic, social hour, and music set on Sun, August 26 from 6 pm–10 pm. Social hour and open mic sign-up starts at 6:00 pm. Grab some cold summer treats and take a walk through the art space, featuring all local artists. Celebrate the literary-art mash-up through a social media contest and other on-site interactive fun. Readers begin at 7:00 pm, 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. Audience members will vote by ballot for their favorite open mic performer. Featured local writers, Rob Callahan and Courtney Algeo, will follow the open mic set, and music will close the evening.
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 8:15 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.
RSVP on Facebook event here (not required)
About Rob Callahan
Rob Callahan is the author of A Wish Upon A Fallen Sky and Hellbound Snowballs, the host of l’étoile’s long-running Sci-Fi Tuesdays series, and a longtime l’étoile contributor. He also writes for Cracked.com and appears regularly with the Minneapolis collective known as the Rockstar Storytellers. He has performed onstage and over the air for MPR, KFAI, SPNN and the Minnesota State Fair, and has authored two award-winning spoken word shows for the Minnesota Fringe Festival.
About Courtney Algeo
Known throughout the Twin Cities as a lover of words and tacos, Courtney Algeo is the Marketing Coordinator at The Loft Literary Center, writes the column Lit Lyfe for the Twin Cities Daily Planet, and serves as the Editorial Director for Paper Darts.
About Hazel & Wren
The Hazel & Wren community is designed for creative people like you! Here you’ll find things like an interactive online Open Mic, an all-inclusive, totally informational calendar of Minneapolis/St. Paul literary events, informational tidbits on how to start your own lit mag and/or letterpress, gads of lit reviews, fun writing prompts, limited-edition letterpress goodies, and all sorts of other literary/visual/eclectic nonsense.
About Ad Hoc Art Minneapolis
Ad Hoc Art is a dynamic community arts hub, celebrating amazing local art and sharing it with the Twin Cities. With creativity and humor we play a role in highlighting local artists and bolstering our city’s already vibrant arts community by creating a pop-up gallery in the heart of downtown Minneapolis for the summer of 2012.