Monday, March 30, 2015

South Jersey Writers Open Mic

By Jord Fox

The South Jersey Writers’ Group is having an Open Mic Night on Saturday, April 11th at 6:00 PM. I believe this is our eighth such event (at my age, it’s hard to keep up with the count!). It is being held for the third time at Victorian Savories Bakery in the Voorhees Town Center (formerly the Echelon Mall). They have been a gracious host, and the venue has been a fantastic spot for our Open Mic Nights.

We have consistently had a great time at these events, and it’s truly wonderful to hear each other’s writing performed aloud. But it’s also a great experience for the writers themselves to get some exposure and to get used to public speaking and representing themselves in such a format.

Depending upon how many readers we have, each one usually gets about ten minutes of time to share a short story, excerpt, poems, and even musical material, should anyone choose to perform songs they’ve written. It’s an excellent showcase for our original work. Even if you don’t plan to share material yourself, it’s still great to come out and see what the other members have been working on, so ‘crowd support’ is most welcome, too!

So, please come out and read and/or listen to what our members have to offer. I look forward to seeing you there!

About today's guest-blogger: Jord Fox has been a poet and songwriter since his teens, and today is also an animal rights activist, comics fan, and the Open Mic Host and an Event Organizer for the South Jersey Writers' Group. You can check out his blog here.

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