The OPEN MIC / February 10 at Das Gift

Where: Das Gift, Donaustrasse 119 (U-bahn Rathaus Neukölln)

When: Friday, February 10; Doors open at 18:00.

Sign up for a 5-minute reading slot by 18:30.

OPEN MIC begins at 19:00.

Cost: Free

The OPEN MIC – by The Reader Berlin – is kicking off!
There’s no better practice for your writing than reading it out loud—and what better place to do it than at our new event: The OPEN MIC.
A very short story, a few poems, a micro-memoir or essay, or an excerpt from something longer – we want to hear it!
Come by Das Gift on Friday, February 10 and sign up for a 5-minute slot. No feedback or critique – just an opportunity to share your work and get inspired by your fellow writers.
And if you don’t have anything to read this time around — just come by for a drink and hang out/catch up with your The Reader classmates.
This edition of The OPEN MIC will be hosted by our very own WRITER MIKE: fiction tutor, writer and musician Michael Jeffery Lee!

Michael Jeffrey Lee’s first collection, Something in My Eye, received the Mary McCarthy Prize and was published by Sarabande. His second collection, My Worst Ideas, is forthcoming in Fall 2023 from Spurl Editions. His stories have appeared in N+1BOMBThe Rupture, and The Southern Review, among others. He has taught fiction at Tulane University, the University of Louisiana, and New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA). He was the recipient of the Yale Educator Award for his work at NOCCA, and a research fellowship from the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Berlin. He is also the vocalist for Budokan Boys.  

Michael’s next class is “Writing Flash Fiction: Fast, Fierce and Compact (https://www.thereaderberlin.com/writing-flash-fiction-with-michael-jeffrey-lee/) starting March 7!

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