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Saturday Night Special, A Virtual Open Mic
April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree
SNS ONLINE – Please sign up in advance to read
First come first served. Sign-up starts one week in advance (open now) and closes when it fills up or when the reading starts.
To sign up, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
April featured writers: Rebecca Foust & Halim Madi
April theme: Scandal, “an action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage.” Whether it’s the short skirt your mom wore, or the shocking things your dad said, something Voldemort tweeted, or maybe it was that thing you did – we want to know! Write it down and sign up to read at SNS’s very first virtual open mic on ZOOM.
Share your (three-minute) poems, stories, comedic sketches, songs, or dances, on our (optional) theme (or any topic).
Each reader will have 3 minutes maximum. For prose writers this is about one and a half double-spaced pages.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
7 – 9 pm
Hosted by: Hollie Hardy
Zoom info: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/91963727704
iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16699006833,91963727704#
Telephone: +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 919 6372 7704
Rebecca Foust’s books include The Unexploded Ordnance Bin (2018 Swan Scythe Press Chapbook Award) and Paradise Drive (Press 53 Poetry Award), reviewed in the Times Literary Supplement, Washington Review of Books, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere and in literary journals including the Georgia, Harvard, and Hudson Reviews. Recognitions include the CP Cavafy and James Hearst poetry prizes, and fellowships from The Frost Place, Hedgebrook, MacDowell, and Sewanee. Foust was Marin County Poet Laureate in 2017-19 and works now as Poetry Editor for Women’s Voices for Change, an assistant Editor for Narrative Magazine, and co-producer of a new series about poetry for Marin TV, Rising Voices.
Halim Madi grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. He left at 17 to study in Paris. Worked in London and Sao Paulo. And eventually landed in San Francisco. He fundraised money from friends to write a book called “Flight of the Jaguar” last year. Then actually wrote it and sent it to his friends. Recently he took his friend’s money again to write a book called “In the Name of Scandal.” He’s working on getting that one out. You can find his work on his website halimmadi.com