Friday July 31, 2020

Story & Verse: A Storytelling & Poetic Open Mic

- Free!

Enjoy an evening of community-created entertainment in the form of storytelling and poetic open mic! After months of virtual Story & Verse, we’re thrilled to invite you to a special-edition outdoor Story & Verse at Pettoranello Gardens.

All are welcome to tell a well-prepared story or perform their poetry inspired by this month’s theme: “Walk the Line”. Performers must present their own work and are invited to interpret the theme as broadly as they wish.

The evening will include 45 minutes of stories and 45 minutes of poetry with a brief intermission.

Attendees and performers may begin arriving at 6pm. All those interested in performing can then add their name to the hat for the chance to be called to the stage. No advance registration for performers is required.

RAIN DATE: Saturday, August 1

PLEASE NOTE: In an effort to safely gather, seating will be limited. Registering for this event does not guarantee seats, but helps the organizers plan. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, no exceptions. REGISTER HERE.

Performer Details:​

  • Performers will be randomly selected from names in a ‘hat’. If you’re interested in performing, please arrive at 6pm.
  • Storytellers should prepare a 5-minute story on the theme, true and about the teller. Storytellers should follow “The Moth” guidelines.
  • Poets should perform their own poetry, up to 5 minutes in length, related to the theme.
  • Performers will be selected at random, so it’s possible that not everyone will get to perform.

To ensure the safety of yourself and fellow attendees:

  • Masks are required.
  • Maintain 6 feet between you and other groups. Seats will be marked to ensure a safe distance.
  • There will be limited seating to cap the audience at 100 attendees
  • Please stay home if you feel sick.Questions? Please contact
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