Open Mic (Apr 1)


Inky Fingers Open Mic
April 1st, 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 month out feature is Toni Stuart, all the way from South Africa. Toni is a poetry writer, performer and developer based in Cape Town. She is curator of Poetica at the Open Book Festival in Cape Town, a member of And Word Was Woman ensemble, and has developed programmes working with poetry and young people including Expression Session and I Am Somebody! Poetry is her medium, and through words she explores the quiet magic of life – those unspoken moments that often define us and make us who we are.

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.