Past Meetup

We Heart NYC Writers Night + Open Mic - Poetry & Prose

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The Parkside Lounge

317 East Houston, between Avenues B & C. · Lower East Side, NY

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EVERY 2nd Thursday of the month!

InspiredWordNYC (creator/producer of the Queens Lit Fest) Presents We Heart NYC Writers Night + Open Mic at The Parkside Lounge, one of the coolest performance spots in Manhattan's East Village.

This is a celebration of emerging and established New York City writers of all types - poets, novelists, journalists, short story writers. Shows feature carefully selected writers of note, especially those who have recently released books as well as a 12-slot open mic (6-minute time limit, for writers of all types and spoken word poets).

Signed books will be available for purchase - a great chance to show local literary love.

Please share this event on social networks with the hashtags #SupportLocalWritersNYC #BuyBooksNYC #BuyLiteraryPubsNYC #SupportEmergingWritersNYC. It's good karma.

A percentage of the proceeds - and 100% of the #SupportLocalWritersNYC DONATIONS - go to the featured writers.

***21+ age limit (please make sure to bring valid ID)***


When: EVERY 2nd Thursday of the month

Where: The Parkside Lounge
317 East Houston Street (between Stanton and Clinton Streets)
Manhattan, NY 10002

By subway, take the F to 2nd Avenue, walk up the 1st Avenue stairway, then walk east.

Doors open @ 7:45pm. Buy a guaranteed open mic slot via this page.


Cover Charge: $6 online for non-open mic'ers @ (, $8 online to guarantee an open mic slot, $7 at the door.

***2 Drink Minimum (but drinks are super cheap and $2 non-alcoholic options are available)***

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - Buy your ticket at least a week in advance and get in for only $5 and bring one audience friend for FREE. LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE.


Make sure to bring a printed out version of your ticket/tickets or be prepared to show your ticket/tickets (with confirmation number) on your phone. Also, bring a valid ID, as this is a strict 21+ venue.

Please Note: No TRANSFERS or REFUNDS will be granted, though you are welcome to find REPLACEMENTS for your tickets.

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