Greenwich Pen Women to Present the First of Three Open Mic Events

The Greenwich Pen Women, a branch of the National League of American Pen Women, will present three “Open Mic” events, beginning June 26 at the Cos Cob Library.

“With so many writers and creative artists in the Greenwich area, these Open Mic performances will offer them an opportunity to share their work with a wider audience,” says Diane Morello, Greenwich Pen Women program director and Letters member.

The Greenwich Pen Women Open Mic events are a first for the organization of writers, visual artists, and musicians. Hosted at local public libraries, the events enable writers and other artists to learn from one another and potentially to collaborate.

An Open Mic performance is a live event coordinated in real time. As participants arrive, they sign up for a five-minute time slot to read words of flash fiction, memoirs, poetry, scenes, lyrics, book chapters, and blog entries. Artists and musicians can use five minutes to share inspiration behind a painting or even to share a piece of music.

The Open Mic event schedule is Wednesday, June 26, 7:00pm at the Cos Cob Library (120 Putnam Avenue, Cos Cob); Saturday, July 13, 3:00pm at the Byram Shubert Library (21 Mead Avenue, Greenwich); and Monday, October 21, 7:00pm at the Perrot Memorial Library (90 Sound Beach Ave, Old Greenwich).
For more information, contact Diane Morello, dkmorello@gmail.com.