Writer's Gallery - HAUNTED EDITION
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Prepare your haunted-themed stories, poems, spoken word, or book excerpts for our October Writer’s Gallery!
Prepare your haunted stories, poems, spoken word, or book excerpts for our October Writer’s Gallery!
Come to the Center for the Arts for Bay County’s favorite open-mic night for writers from 6pm-7:30pm on the second Thursday of every other month. Doors open at 5:30pm.
Come to share your work or listen to the creative writers of Bay County share theirs! Everyone is welcome to speak or listen!
MORE ABOUT OCTOBER’S THEME
Your work can be about any kind of haunting. It can be about being haunted by love/old friendships or a more traditional ghost story. Whatever haunted means to you, whatever is haunting you, we want to hear about it.
And if you want to get in for free, you have to wear a halloween costume. Otherwise, you have to pay $5 at the door.
October 17: Haunted
December 12: Winter
February 13: Love
April 9: Spring
Come to the main entrance dressed in in theme-appropriate attire to get in for free:
October 17: Halloween costume
December 12: Ugly (or pretty) Holiday sweater or shirt
February 13: Red or pink clothing or hearts
April 9: Flowers/Floral
OTHERWISE, you have to pay $5 at the door.
As always, it will be a perfect night for kicking back, getting inspired, and having fun listening to the works of some really creative people in our community.
We suggest the audience be 18+ years in age, but if you’d like to bring your child, we do caution that it is an open mic night, and while we have restrictions against hate speech and overly explicit language, we cannot control what it read, so a parental advisory is in place.
HOW TO SIGN UP AS A SPEAKER
Writers, poets, and spoken word artists are all welcome to sign up for an 8-minute open mic slot by calling in (850-640-3670), emailing (firstname.lastname@example.org), or coming in-person to the Center for the Arts.
Our motto is “Write Hard. Speak Easy.” So don’t sweat it! Do your hard work when you’re writing and take it easy in front of the mic. It’s not meant to be scary. It’s supposed to be fun!
HISTORY ON THE “WRITER’S GALLERY”
The Writer’s Gallery was started by Lee Baker, of Northstar Church, as a poetry night at Rocky Shore Coffee Co. in 2010, but when Nick Mays began volunteering for the church, Lee asked Nick to take it over. It was renamed the Writer’s Gallery and became the longest-running, consecutive open mic night for writers in Bay County. In the almost three years that the Writer’s Gallery ran, it moved around, first to the Purple Grape and then to Amavida, but when Nick moved to Pensacola, the project lost its leader, and eventually stopped running.
Local publishing group, The Syndicate, has been talking about relaunching the Writer’s Gallery for a while now, so when the Center for the Arts was planning to expand its programming, it seemed like the perfect fit. Once Nick gave his blessing, we were excited to bring the open-mic night back! Hopefully you all are, too!
Free admission if you wear a halloween costume. Otherwise, you have to pay $5 at the door.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
Additional time info:
Doors open at 5:30pm.
19 East 4th St, Panama City, FL 32401