OPEN MIC NIGHT at the ROYAL BEAN 7:00 PM-8:40 PM Bring poems, stories, or essays to read. 15 people will read for 5 minutes. Just show up, put your name on the list. This event is co-sponsored by Main Street Rag Publishing Company. Maureen is the host.

Crystal Simone Smith will be our featured reader.

Crystal Simone Smith is the author of Routes Home, Finishing Line Press. Her work has appeared in numerous journals including: Callaloo, Nimrod, Barrow Street, Obsidian II: Literature in the African DiasporaAfrican American Review, and Mobius: The Journal of Social Change She is an alumnus of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and the Yale Summer Writers Conference. She earned her MFA from Queens University of Charlotte and lives in Durham, NC with her husband and two sons where she teaches English Composition and Creative Writing.

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  • Felix L.

    A new year a better me!!

    January 1, 2014

  • Sonia

    Always a lovely evening.

    December 27, 2013

  • Lucy B.

    Same here. It sounds like a great way to get feedback and enjoy fellowship of other awesome writers. Everyone that takes the time, energy, and courage to write from the heart are indeed awesome.

    December 27, 2013

  • sylvia

    I would love to be a part of this. I have written two anthologies and would love to share one of my stories!

    December 9, 2013

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