EVERY 2nd Thursday of the month!
InspiredWordNYC (creator/producer of the Queens Lit Fest) Presents We Heart NYC Writers Night + Open Mic at The Parkside Lounge, one of the coolest performance spots in Manhattan's East Village.
This is a celebration of emerging and established New York City writers of all types - poets, novelists, journalists, short story writers. Shows feature carefully selected writers of note, especially those with recently released books/chapbooks or new work on its way to a book/chapbook, as well as a 12-slot open mic (6-minute time limit, for writers of all types and spoken word poets).
Signed books will be available for purchase - a great chance to show local literary love.
Please share this event on social networks with the hashtags #SupportLocalWritersNYC #CelebratingNYCWriters #BuyBooksNYC #BuyLiteraryPubsNYC #SupportEmergingWritersNYC. It's good karma.
A percentage of the proceeds - and 100% of the #SupportLocalWritersNYC DONATIONS - go to the featured writers.
***21+ age limit (please make sure to bring valid ID)***
When: EVERY 2nd Thursday of the month
Where: The Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston Street (between Stanton and Clinton Streets)
Manhattan, NY 10002
By subway, take the F to 2nd Avenue, walk up the 1st Avenue stairway, then walk east.
Doors open @ 7:45pm. Buy a guaranteed open mic slot via this page.
Cover Charge: $6 online for non-open mic'ers, $8 online to guarantee an open mic slot, $7 at the door.
***2 Drink Minimum (but drinks are super cheap and $2 non-alcoholic options are available)***
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Buy your ticket at least a week in advance and get in for only $5. LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE.
Make sure to bring a printed out version of your ticket/tickets or be prepared to show your ticket/tickets (with confirmation number) on your phone. Also, bring a valid ID, as this is a strict 21+ venue.
Please Note: No TRANSFERS or REFUNDS will be granted, though you are welcome to find REPLACEMENTS for your tickets.
Hosted by poet Scott Raven
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Produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word
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Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word
Founded and produced by longtime New York City journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner, The Inspired Word is one of the hottest open mic/performance events in the country, happening every week in NYC and having featured some of the finest original performers in the country. Past features include Golden Globe award-winning actress Jill Eikenberry, Emmy/Golden Globe nominated Amber Tamblyn, film/TV actor/comedian Taylor Negron, actor/comedian/TV personality John Fugelsang, Grammy nominated singer Carolyn Malachi, American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson, and HBO Def Poetry stars Shihan, Suheir Hammad, Lemon Andersen, Regie Cabico, Gemineye, and Beau Sia. For more info, please visit: