We Heart NYC Writers Night + Open Mic - Poetry/Prose/Spoken Word

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We Heart NYC Writers Night + Open Mic - Poetry/Prose/Spoken Word

By Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word

When and where

Date and time

November 12, 2015 · 8pm - February 4, 2017 · 10pm EST


Hell Phone 247 Varet Street Brooklyn, NY 11206

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.


InspiredWordNYC (creator/producer of the Queens Lit Fest) Presents We Heart NYC Writers Night + Open Mic at Hell Phone, a cozy speakeasy style restaurant/bar with yummy food and drinks and one of the coolest performance spots in in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

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 20-slot poetry/prose 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)***


Where: Hell Phone
Back of Ange Noir Cafe, 247 Varet Street
Bushwick, Brooklyn

By subway, take the L Train to Morgan Avenue.

Doors open @ 7pm. Buy a guaranteed open mic slot via this page.


Cover Charge: $6 online for non-open mic'ers, $8-9 online to guarantee an open mic slot, $10 at the door. Cheap group options available.

***1 Item Minimum***


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.


Produced by Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word

About the organizer

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:





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