2630 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647
Waiting 4 the Bus presents the Weirdo Open Mic Solstice Edition. Gregory Curry and Julie Demhoff Larson are your gateway poets into the Poetry Summer O' Love. Come out and join us at the super cool Uncharted Books. Bring your beach chair, BYOB bring poems (yours, someone else's, one of our fabulous house poems, read if you want to...or don't...no pressure) you get three poems or 5 minutes storytellers welcome as long as you mind the time, mind the gap, keep your hands to yourself
this is a chill poetry reading with a literary bent and a salon feel, please do not harsh our calm. We can provide a podium upon request, but open MIC is a misnomer, the room is too small for such a device. poets=project/appreciators=listen
3:ON THE SPOT PROMPT. upon arrival at the event a prompt is issued to each contestant. the poem must be completed in the room and will be the final event of the night
4; REDACTION POEM. we will provide a page of text. your job...eliminate everything that is not the poem.
5: THE RESEARCH POEM. we will issue each contestant a research topic which is to be the subject of the poem. (do not expect general or boring research topics, it ain't how we roll.) all topics will be historic and or scientific
TOPICS AND TEXT AND OTHER POETIC PROVISIONS WILL BE ISSUED UPON THE CLOSE OF REGISTRATION. DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS WE WILL CAP THE NUMBER OF CONTESTANTS AT 10. KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN CONSIDERING YOUR REGISTRATION
National Poetry Month gives us Christopher Gallinari and Charlie Newman giving us a featured performance of (insert glowing adjectives) MUSIC LYRICS AS POETRY NIGHT Bob Dylan won the Nobel and it sent the literary world into seizu res. for April I'm asking all poets to read son g lyrics that they believe could be poetry. You are allowed to edit so silliness and repition can be avoided
as always, we're at Uncharted Books and if you haven't been before, make sure you go to the correctr address, the signs on the storefronts lie, the owls are not what they seem.
as always 3 poems or 5 minutes whichever comes first BYOB
Welcome! If you would like to take part in our event, please fill in your details in the form below and you will be automatically registered. Event registration must be completed at least 1 MONTH prior to the event.
W4tB is a long running poetry open mic. We provide a relaxed setting for poets who wish to share their poetry without the lights and rockstar hoopla that accompanies other poetry shows. We are pretty chill and take very little seriously except for POETRY.
HAVE YOU WAITED FOR THE BUS LATELY? This would be the perfect time, with our special guests, the artist known as Egon and the amazing Erin Delaney
Come check out the show, don't be late BYOB. 3 poems or 5 minutes, whichever comes first