Radio Recap for Monday, May 7

Thanks to everyone who came out to our first night at Radio, which was a sweet success! This newly reopened bar at 379 Somerville Ave. in Union Square has a lovely stage, comfy chairs and tables, and great whiskey drinks. It’s almost too nice for us —almost. A cozy group of hard-writing spectators got along just fine with the owner, who opened up on a Monday evening to bring you poetry with Adam Stone and Emily Carroll.

The night kicked off with a prompt-based workshop with Adam, who offered us a writing prompt that was much more expansive than his usual Tips from the Bar: a persona- and cocktail-inspired hour generated some fun new work from about ten dedicated participants. Our open mic followed up (with a generous five minutes per person), and then we enjoyed some of Emily’s thesis work in her first feature! Adam brought the night to a close with a snarky set of new and old work.

We’ll be running workshops and features all month at Radio, and we’re back next week on May 14 with two of the best names (no, really: check out those vowels) in the business… Mckendy Fils-Aimé will lead a 7:00 workshop, then co-feature at 9:00 with Simone Beaubien! Doors open at 6:30 for a $5, 21+ show.