Alice Osborn

Write from the Inside Out

What Makes a Successful Open Mic Series?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2011

What Makes a Successful Open Mic Series?

Chances are if you’re a writer you’ve been to an open mic. What was it about that open mic last night that made you want or not want to come back? Was it the people, the venue, the performances or all three? After over two years of running my own open mic series and attending scores of open mics I’ve come up with my own list of what makes for a great series. This post is both...

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Ten Benefits of an Open Mic

Posted by on Jun 8, 2010

Ten Benefits of an Open Mic

I’ve been a regular open mic reader for over six years and an open mic instigator, known properly as a host, for eighteen months. Organizing open mics takes a lot of work: setting up the venue, marketing the event, organizing the reading schedule, testing the mic, making sure folks don’t go over their time and more. Sometimes I’d just rather be an audience member and relax, but once you get good...

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