Open Mic: The Gentle Night (Mar 4)

Gentle Mic

Inky Fingers Open Mic
March 4th, 8pm
Forest Café, Lauriston Place

The Inky Fingers Open Mic now takes place every first Tuesday of the month, from 8-11pm. It’s free to come and free for anyone to perform, regardless of style, experience, or identity.

We want to hear from everybody. We want your poems, your rants, your ballads, your short stories, your diaries, your experimental texts, your heart, your mind, your body. We want the essay on your summer holidays you wrote when you were four, your adolescent haiku, and extracts from your eventually-to-be-completed epic fantasy quadrilogy. We want to hear your best new work as well. And we want people to care about the way words are performed.

This night we’re declaring it gentle mic night. That means we’re particularly welcoming first-timers, but everyone else with words too, and we fancy hearing work that’s kind when it needs to be and hard when it matters. Be gentle with us.

Open Mic slots are five minutes long; e-mail to sign up and be sure of a slot, and check our website at for more details.