Knoxville writers host July open mic night

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Members of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild will have an opportunity to read their work at the Guild’s annual open mic night on Thursday, July 3, 2014. The event, which will be open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, at the corner of Laurel Avenue and 16th Street in Fort Sanders. A $2 donation is requested at the door. The building is handicapped accessible. Additional parking is available at Redeemer Church of Knoxville, 1642 Highland Ave.

“The annual Knoxville Writers’ Guild’s Open Mic program is one of my favorite programs of the year,” KWG president Erin Rowland said.
“It’s a time when members come together to share what they have been working on, and the night is always filled with a wonderful mix of writing that will bring tears to your eyes, leave you in stitches, or inspire you to go back home and finish that piece you’ve been vowing to complete. If you only make it to one program a year or have been wanting to see what the KWG is all about, don’t miss this event!”
To ensure as many people as possible have the chance to read, there are a few simple guidelines to follow:
1) You must be a current member of the Knoxville Writers’ Guild to read your work. You can join or renew your membership before the readings begin. There will be a sign-up sheet at the door for those taking part. Writers sign up on a first come, first serve basis.
2) You only should read your own work or that of another KWG member. If you read the work of another KWG member, you are required to have permission.
3) Your reading time will be two to three minutes maximum, depending on the number of people who sign up. It’s not necessary that you read the full amount of time allotted.
4) The content of what you read should be suitable for a general audience. In other words, please show courtesy to those attending.
Open mic night is one of the most popular KWG meetings of the year. Arrive early to sign up and ensure a great seat. Additional information about the KWG and its events can be found at the guild website.
About the Knoxville Writers’ Guild
The Knoxville Writers’ Guild exists to facilitate a broad and inclusive community for area writers, provide a forum for information, support and sharing among writers, help members improve and market their writing skills and promote writing and creativity. Additional information about the Knoxville Writers’ Guild can be found atwww.knoxvillewritersguild.org.