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Open Mic, Community Event, Party/Social

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  • Date: January 17
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm PT
  • Location: Lapis Theater
    1634 11th Ave.

Works in Progress (In-Person)

This WIP will take place on TUESDAY, January 17th, to provide room for observance of Martin Luther King Day on January 16th.

Works in Progress is Hugo House's semi-monthly open mic series inclusive of diverse formats and storytelling crafts.  Read your work—poetry, fiction, essays, memoirs, plays, music, comedy, and more—and connect with our literary community!

We are actively cultivating a low-pressure, welcoming environment for readers and guests of all skill levels and literary experience. We especially encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, and other marginalized voices to take the mic at Works in Progress. 

How it works (In-Person): 

Reading is open to all!

You don’t have to read. Guests and audience members are encouraged to attend. 

Doors open half an hour before showtime. 

Sign up is on a first-come basis and begins at check-in. 

There are 2 sets of readings with about 10 people per set for a total of 20 readers. If time allows, we may be able to accommodate last minute entries into what's called a "lightning round", which allows folks to share short work, approximately 2-3 minutes. 

The House bar will be open to serve alcoholic and NA beverages. 

There is a brief intermission, approx. 15 minutes, between the 2 groupings of readers. 

We encourage your feedback on how we can continue to build a safer and more engaging environment at these events! Email us at jasmine@hugohouse.org.