Works in Progress is an open mic for all comers. Read your work, meet other writers, find out what’s going on in the literary community. Poetry, fiction, essay, memoir, plays, unclassified, and unclassifiable are all welcome.
Applause for all. No judgment. Some content not suitable for children or small animals. Listeners welcome.
How WiP Works
WiP happens on the first and third Monday of every month in the Cabaret at 7 p.m.
Admission is free and the bar is open to provide hydration and courage.
Sign-ups begin at 6:30 p.m. Toss your name into one of two jars — the first flight is limited to 10 names with a guaranteed slot, the second flight draws until we run out of names or time. Show up early to get your name into the first half, meet other writers, conceive literary movements, or launch global conspiracies.
The first name is drawn at 7 p.m. and the reading begins; a break occurs when the jar is empty to hobnob and replenish beverages at the open bar. Then words flow again until 9 p.m.
Slots are limited to five minutes, so practice your piece ahead of the event and expect rude noises to escort violators off the stage.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or post a question on the Works in Progress: Hugo House Facebook group here.