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Saturday Night Special, A “Salty” Open Mic

May 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0

Is it summer yet? At SNS we’re feeling SALTY and we’re ready to sweat, so bring us your sexiest, SALTIEST, summer stories, poems, songs, stand-up, (whatever) on our theme:

of language or humor: down-to-earth; coarse.

synonyms: earthy, colorful, spicy, racy, risqué, naughty, vulgar, rude;
informal: tough; aggressive.

Urban Dictionary: The act of being upset, angry, or bitter as result of being made fun of or embarrassed.

As always, we’d love to hear your (three-minute) poems, stories, comedic sketches, songs, or dances, on our optional theme (or any topic).

Our featured readers for May are Christine No & Melissa Stein

First come first served. Sign-up starts at 7pm and closes when it fills up or when the reading starts, so get there early if you want to read! (Note: Sometimes the list is full by 7:03pm)

Each reader will have 3 minutes maximum. For prose writers this is about one and a half double-spaced pages.

PLEASE NOTE: We are strict about the 3 minute max. When you reach your time limit at SNS, we turn on the disco lights! So, please plan ahead. Practice your piece out loud. Time yourself!

After the reading, stick around for karaoke starting at 10pm

Saturday, May 26, 2018
7 – 9:30 pm

Nick’s Lounge (21+)
3218 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA
1 block south of Ashby BART
Between Fairview St & Martin Luther King Jr Way

But bring CASH if you want to buy drinks (which you sort of have to, because there’s a 1-drink minimum!)

Hosted by Hollie Hardy

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Christine No is a Korean American writer, filmmaker and native Los Angelino. She is a Sundance Alum, VONA Fellow, two time Pushcart Prize Nominee and Best of the Net 2017 Nominee. You can find her work in: The Rumpus, sPARKLE+bLINK, Columbia Journal, Story Online, Apogee, Atlas And Alice, and various anthologies. Christine is the Assistant Features Editor at The Rumpus and a contributing writer at Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel. She also sits on the Board of Quiet Lightning, a Bay Area based literary organization. She looks good on paper; but, she spills a lot. Like a baby. She lives in Oakland with a pit bull named Brandy. Say hi, here: christineno.com

Melissa Stein is the author of the poetry collections Terrible blooms (Copper Canyon Press, 2018) and Rough Honey, winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, Harvard Review, New England Review, American Poetry Review, Best New Poets, and others, and she’s received fellowships from the NEA, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. She’s a freelance editor in San Francisco.


May 26, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
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Saturday Night Special, an East Bay open mic
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Nick’s Lounge
3218 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703 United States
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