Barrett and Welsh, #301
You are invited to the 16th session of The Tartan Turban Secret Readings curated by Michael Fraser featuring Adebe D.A., Andrea Thompson, Charles Smith, Georgia Wilder, Jim Johnstone, Phoebe Wang and Ruth Roach Pierson.
Open mic: Anyone attending is welcome to read or perform (if you are a musician) in our open mic sessions.
If you are a writer or musician who would like to perform in the open mic session, we ask that you listen in to at least one session to get the flavour of the evening and join in on your next visit. To participate in TTSR #16 please contact Michael Fraser the evening's curator — beforehand as this will allow him to line up readers and manage the evening efficiently.
Open mic readers are given 4 minutes in total — you may read a work of creative writing (fiction/poetry/drama/screenplay) - or a work of reportage or creative non-fiction. This is not a lecture or motivational speaking series, so no academic or self-help works, please.
It doesn’t matter if it’s not in English or French - one of our open mic readers read a stunning series of poems in Spanish based on interviews with jailed murderers in Mexico. Simply accompany your readings with an explanation of the context and a brief translation in English.
If you are reading at an open mic please read no more than: 4 pages of poetry or, 2 single pages of double-spaced prose, or 3 pages of a screenplay or play,
- up to a 4 minute maximum for any creative material, including a brief introduction to yourself and your work.