Graham School Events

Writer’s Studio Open House/Open Mic

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Open Mic

Online sign-up to read at the open mic has now closed. Three guaranteed spots will be available on the day of the event. Please arrive early to add your name to the list.

The Writer’s Studio’s next Open House/Open Mic takes place in Humboldt Park at the spectacular Read/Write Library! Join us for instructor Eileen Favorite’s free craft mini-lesson on Backstory: How Much? How Little? After that, we’ll launch into our always-inspiring creative writing open mic!

To read at the open mic, please prepare up to two double-spaced pages in twelve-point, Times New Roman font. You can claim an open mic spot in two ways: online through the event form or in person. When you register for the event below, this question will allow you to sign up to read as well: Will you be reading/performing at the open mic? If you answer yes to that question, you will receive a personalized email confirming your open mic spot. If you do not see that question, the online reader sign up has closed, so you will need to sign up in person. Three or more spots will be held for in-person sign ups. Please arrive early to be added to that list.

Join the Writer’s Studio community for this signature event to foster your writing, hear the ideas and work of others, and, if you are so inclined, add your voice and stories to the mix. 

We hope to see you there!

To learn more about upcoming Writer's Studio classes, please visit our webpage.

instructor bio

Eileen Favorite is the author of the novel The Heroines, which has been translated into Finnish, Italian, Russian, and Korean. Her poetry and prose has appeared in many publications, including The Toast, Triquarterly, Folio, the Chicago Reader, Poetry East, and Diagram. This winter, she will be teaching Deep Revision: Developing Your Fiction downtown at the Writer’s Studio.

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