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Open Mic

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  • Date: July 13
  • Time: 7:00pm - 7:00pm PT

(Virtual) Works in Progress

Works in Progress has gone virtual! Via the magic of Zoom, Hugo House’s semi-monthly open mic series is now weekly. Please RSVP at the “Tickets” link to receive the Zoom link and reserve your place in the reading lineup.

Held every Monday at 7 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going on in the literary community. Poetry, fiction, essays, memoirs, plays, unclassified, and unclassifiable work of a literary nature are all welcome.

Applause for all. No judgment. Some content not suitable for children or small animals. Listeners welcome.

This event is free and open to the public.

How Virtual Works in Progress Works

RSVP to be added to the guest list for the Zoom conference call. Be sure to specify whether you would like to be a reader or not. You will receive the Zoom link the day of the event.

Generally, there is time for 26 five-minute reads and a lightning round (4 two-minute reads), for a maximum of 30 reads. RSVP early to make sure you get a chance to read because the slots can fill up quickly. Admission is free.

All readings are time limited. Practice your piece in advance to make sure the chimes don’t go off and the applause doesn’t begin before you’ve finished what you started.

The reading begins with the first flight of 13 five-minute reads. A short intermission allows for hobnobbing, restroom visits, and a trip to the fridge. Then come back for up to 13 more five-minute reads, capped off by the lightning round at the end.

Questions? Email or post a question on the Works in Progress: Hugo House Facebook group here.