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It's Open Mic Night at MWAA's October Meeting

October 18, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Room 205
801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Join us on Wednesday, 18 October at 7:00 p.m. for open mic night. (Well, technically, we don’t have a microphone, so you’ll need to bring your big, room-filling speaking voice). This is your chance to read from your published or unpublished, finished or in-progress work in front of a friendly group of supportive people. Plus, it’s a great opportunity for you to bring a friend or two along for that extra measure of camaraderie.

How to prepare:
Pick a passage that you feel represents your work well.
— Make sure that your reading is no more than five minutes. You’ll be surprised at how short the passage is on the page!
— Plan to spend a little of your time putting the reading in context for your audience. Briefly explain what your listeners need to know to understand what you’re reading.
— Practice–with a timer! Get to the point where you can look up and make eye-contact with your audience, and make sure you’re reading clearly and with feeling.
— Let me know that you’d like to participate by sending email to You can change your mind later to join in or opt out. There will also be an opportunity to sign up at the meeting.