We host an open mic with featured writer(s) twice a month, live via Zoom Videoconferencing. All women-identified writers are welcome to sign up for a 3-minute reading slot following the feature on a first-come-first served basis. There are 17 slots open, and a waiting list.
Keep our open mics free to all. Read why poet and advocate for the literary arts, Trish Hopkinson, believes open mics are so vital to our community and support them here:
All Voices Open Mic with Tina Barry
Tina Barry is the author of Mall Flower, poems and short fiction (Big Table Publishing, 2016) and Beautiful Raft, prose poems based on the lives of Virginia Haggard, the artist Marc Chagall's lover, and Haggard's daughter Jean McNeil (Big Table, 2019). Her poems and flash fiction have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including The Best Short Fictions 2016; The American Poetry Journal; Drunken Boat; Lost in Thought; Flash-Frontier; Yes, Poetry; A Constellation of Kisses anthology; Nasty Women Poets, an Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse; Feckless Cunt;Exposure: An Anthology of Microfiction; and Veils, Halos and Shackles: Poetry on the Oppression and Empowerment of Women. Barry is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and has several Best of the Net nods. She teaches poetry and fiction at The Poetry Barn and Gemini Ink. Barry received a M.F.A. in creative writing from Long Island University, Brooklyn, in 2014. She lives in upstate New York.
https://www.tinabarrywriter.com/ (also this is where to buy books)
All Voices Open Mic with Jerrice Baptiste
Jerrice J. Baptiste is a native of Haiti, and has published eight books. Her poetry has been published and is forthcoming in The Yale Review; Mantis; Lolwe; Kosmos Journal; Shambhala Times; The Caribbean Writer; Eco Theo Review; About Place Journal; West Trestle Review; The Minetta Review; Penumbra Literary & Art Journal; Claw & Blossom; So Spoke The Earth: Anthology of Women Writers of Haitian Descent and many others. Jerrice was the recipient of a residency for The Women's Leadership Program at The Omega Institute in NY, 2019. Her poetry is published on the Grammy award winning album: Many Hands family Music for Haiti. She lives in the Hudson Valley in New York State where she teaches poetry and is the producer and hostess of Women of Note on WKZE, 98.1 FM in Red Hook NY.