There are many great literary events around Indianapolis and beyond. Looking for something to do? Here are just a few ideas:

The Writers Guild At Bloomington
First Sunday Prose Reading & Open Mic
Sunday, January 3    3-5 pm
Boxcar Books 408 E 6th St
Featured: Tony Brewer and Joan Hawkins

Joan Hawkins is an associate professor in Cinema and Media Studies.  As part of her Joan Hawkinsjob, she writes media criticism and history.  For the Writer’s Guild, she writes creative nonfiction, memoir, and spoken word pieces.  She also performs Spoken Word and aspires to a life where she can always wear her fedora.  She will be reading a piece from her memoir in progress,  “Tales of School and Suicide.”

Tony Brewer is a poet, spoken word performer, screenwriter, and sound effects artist from Bloomington, Indiana. He also is chair of the Writers Guild at Bloomington, executive director of the Spoken Word Stage at the 4th Street Arts Festival, and one-quarter of the performance group Reservoir Dogwoods. He is a literary consultant and regular contributor to Books Unbound on WFHB Community Radio, and he will be performing with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra and at IU Cinema in February. He has three books of poetry: The Great American Scapegoat, Little Glove in a Big Hand, and Hot Type Cold Read.

Come early to sign up for Open Mic!

Indy Reads Books
911 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202

Announcing a new Meetup for Indy WordLab!

Indy WordLab Jan 4: Open Mic
Monday, January 4, 2016 7:00 PM

Hello Word Scientists,
If your goal for 2016 is to read your work live, you won't want to miss January's WordLab, our annual open mic night. The benefit of this reading is double: not only do you share your work, you'll get feedback from a room full of writers.
In the interest of some sort of structure, let's establish a theme: beginnings.

Come with a piece of work you've already written, if you like. Yes, this may break the primary rule of WordLab, but what's the point of making your own rules if you can't break them? Sometimes experiments take longer than one evening, but still need new catalyst to keep them sparking. You can also prepare to step out of the audience, write quietly after hearing those who go before you, and jump in at the end.

Recurring Events:
(Confirm in advance, because of the holidays.)

Noble Poets
Tuesday, Dec. 15  6:30 p.m.
Noble Tea and Coffee
933 Logan St., Noblesville
Noble Poets meet every third Tuesday of the month
Info:Sarah E. Morin at

The Spoken Word Wednesday Workshop and Open Mic. 
Meets every first and third Wednesday of the month
from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Unity of Indianapolis, 907 N. Delaware St. Doors open at 5 p.m. $5.

Poetry Open Mic
Presented by Irving Theatre at The Irving Theater
Free open mic poetry every Thursday 7-9 pm on the deck of Irving Theatre. 

Open Mic Night at Books and Brews
9402 Uptown Drive, Suite 1400.

Poets are welcome to share the mic with other performers.  Every Thursday  8 p.m.
Information: (317) 288-5136. 

Written by Roxanna Santoro — December 08, 2015

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