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Saturday Night Special, an “Ekphrastic” open mic

March 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0


“Ekphrastic poems [or stories] focus on works of art—usually paintings, photographs, or statues. And modern ekphrastic poems have generally shrugged off antiquity’s obsession with elaborate description, and instead have tried to interpret, inhabit, confront, and speak to their subjects ” (https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poems?field_form_tid=408)

Your SNS challenge for March, is to write something new based on or inspired in some way by a piece of art.

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 March are Miah Jeffra (and one more tba)

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, March 31, 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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MIAH JEFFRA is author of the essay collection “The First Church of What’s Happening” (Nomadic Press 2017). He has been awarded the New Millennium Prize for fiction, the Sidney Lanier Prize for fiction, The Oregon Writers Colony Award for nonfiction, a Lambda Literary Fellowship, a Ragdale Fellowship & Residency, and other residencies at Hub City Writers Project, Arteles and Red Gate. Miah is editor of queer literary collaborative, Foglifter Press. His favorite color is fried chicken.


March 31, 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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