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 New York City writers of all types - poets, novelists, journalists, short story writers. Shows feature carefully selected writers of note, especially those who have recently released books as well as a 15-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 #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 for open mic sign-up @ 7pm. Slots will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.
Cover Charge: $6 online (which allows you to bring an audience friend for free), $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 and bring 2 audience friends for FREE (NOTE: Just ONE person in the 3-person group will have the opportunity to sign up for the open mic). LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE.
Hosted by Megan DiBello.
Featured Writers for Sept. 10:
*****Special Guest Band: DeadEye Swagger, who will go on promptly at 7pm.
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: