Sunday, February 16, 2014

February open mics and stuff in NEPA

February may be the shortest month, but it's packed with events - so packed that some of these events are in conflict with each other!

Thursday, February 20 - Scranton
Third Thursday Open Mic Poetry Night at the Vintage, 326 Spruce Street, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Writers Collective! Sign-ups begin at 8:00, poetry at 8:30. Witness the triumphant return of longtime host K.K. Gordon - for real this time! Bring your poetry and add your voice to the fray! This is a free event, but donations to support the Vintage are encouraged and appreciated.

Friday, February 21 - Wilkes-Barre
Third Friday Spoken Word Event W. Featured Performers MOCK SUN! at Art Seen On The Square, 21 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Open Mic plus special musical feature Mock Sun, hosted by Special Guest M.C. Alex Devirgilis! Sign-ups begin at 7:30, readings begin at 8:00.

Sunday, February 16 and Sunday, February 23 - Stroudsburg
Every Sunday features the Open Mic at the Living Room, 522 Main Street in Stroudsburg, next to the Sherman Theater. You never know what you'll have there: music, dancing, poetry, storytelling... plus whatever you bring to the event! Sign-ups begin at 6:30, performances at 7:00.

And we have two events scheduled for Friday, February 28 - which isn't as bad as March, when there will be three (and possibly four) events scheduled for March 28!

Friday, February 28 - Scranton
The fifth edition of Kick Out the Bottom open voice poetry reading at Embassy Vinyl in Scranton, hosted by Charwonica Dziwozony! Limited to thirteen readers, signups begin at 6:45, poetry begins at 7:00! This continues to be one of the most vibrant and exciting readings in the area, and competition is fierce for the thirteen spots, so get there early! NOTE: The event is BYOC - Bring Your Own Chair - so be sure to bring along a folding chair, stool, inflatable lounge chair, or other form of posterior prosthetic as needed!

Friday, February 28 - Tunkhannock
Open Mic Night at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E Tioga Street, Tunkhannock. Featuring Brian Fanelli! Sign-ups begin at 6:30, performances at 7:00. Open to audiences and performers of all types.  Poet Brian Fanelli will be reading from his new book All That Remains. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details. Hosted by Laurel Radzieski.

BONUS: Some events in March!

Saturday, March 1 - Scranton
Not an open mic, but a damn fine show: Writers Showcase at the Vintage, 7:00 PM. Hosted by Brian Fanelli and Jason Lucarelli. Featured poets and prose writers include Laura Duda, Jeff Rath, Kevin McDonough, Amanda J. Bradley, and Le Hinton. Admission is free, but donations to the Vintage are strongly encouraged.

Friday, March 28 - Shawnee on Delaware
Poet, Author, Playwright, and Actor K.K. Gordon has two entries that are Finalists in the Shawnee Original Playwrights Series. Both of his short plays will be read on Friday, March 28. Readings begin at 7:00. See here for more details.

As always, this may not even be the whole list! Let us know if there are events that need to be added!

K.K. at the Shawnee Original Playwrights Series

K.K. Gordon has two entries in this years Shawnee Original Playwrights Series! Plays will be read through at these performances. Those in attendance will vote on their favorites, and the winners will be produced and performed at the Shawnee Theater.

Here's the list of Shawnee Original Playwright Series finalists and the dates that the readings will be Both of K.K.'s plays are being presented on Friday, March 28 at 7:00. Head on down to the Shawnee Playhouse and support KK!

552 River Road
PO Box 159
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356


March 7, 2014 -- 7 pm
The Nam Gig by Kenneth M. Tyler
Thornrose by Michael DeMaio
Christmas Eve Memoirs by Arlene Rinkerman Metrione

March 14, 2014 -- 7 pm
Strange Bedfellows by Jason Boies
The Dead Indian Museum by Paul Kodiak
Few Thy Voice by Colin Speer Crowley
Making God Laugh by Sean Grennan

March 21, 2014 -- 7 pm
Dracula - Live on Stage by Leroy Clark
Lark Eden by Symons
Immortaling Raymond: How to Live Forever by James Rosenfield
Rings by Lawrence Esposito

March 28, 2014 -- 7 pm
More Than You Can Bear by Kevin Hillman
LAPSED by Dan Eash
Birdie by Scott E. McIntosh
The Waiting Room by Rich Strack
Man's Inhumanity to Missy by K.K. Gordon
Finding the Inner Chuck Norris by K.K. Gordon