The third-ever Radio reading got weird… In the best way! The night kicked off with a workshop with Melissa Newman-Evans focusing on character– where to find them, how to approach them, and how to keep them interesting and diverse. That theme went through the open mic, which featured both new (welcome!) and familiar faces stretching their arms and getting comfy in that five-minute time limit.
Kemi Alabi brought the crowd a wonderful mix of older and newer work, both on page and off. Melissa, who, in the theme of the night, promised to “bring the weird,” brought a narrative set of poems following the story of a handful of characters, bringing the show full circle.
Next week: we’re back to celebrate Memorial Day with some of the best Americans we know! Come check out James Caroline and Omoziele Okoawo at 397 Somerville Ave. in Union Square on Monday, May 28. Doors open at 6:30 for a 7:00 writing workshop with Jme. Open mic continues at 8:00 and the guys will feature starting at 9:00. Just $5 for this 21+ show! Hope to see you there!
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