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So You Think You Can Funny?
Prepare for an evening of FUNNY as we continue our popular open mic series on the fourth Wednesday of the month ... But the evening isn’t just for comics. Writers, poets, storytellers, sketch troupes, creative types of all sorts, too. If you wrote it, and it’s funny, then you can perform it on our stage. (No mimes though, please!) You get 6 – 8 minutes (no more than 1,000 words). And since everyone on the planet has word count on their computer, we know you know the length of your piece. You probably secretly measure it once a week. Hosted by author, journalist, blogger, humorist and Hoosier, Erik Deckers. A former writer-in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House and now full-time Central Florida resident, Erik will also share his special brand of funny. Free to attend, free to participate, free to enjoy. Still another presentation of Writers of Central Florida or Thereabouts...

Stardust Video & Coffee

1842 E. Winter Park Rd · Winter Park, FL

What we're about

Imagine a roomful of baseball coaches, talking about the game, the greats, the might-have-beens, why on earth did the American League implement the designated hitter? Fun for those who love baseball. And then think about Thanksgiving. You want to talk about writing, but hesitate. No one will understand your need to write. And comments such as “that’s nice” and “it must be so fulfilling” will do little to satisfy. So you spent the rest of the day listening to commentary on the weather and assorted aches and pains.

Now imagine a roomful of like-minded individuals, a forum for you to discuss anything you want about your craft. A chance for aspiring and published writers to discuss writing with those who also dream and write. If you want a critique, we’ll give you a critique. If you want to read pages and see your audience’s reaction, we’ll react. If you want to discuss writing in general, we’ll discuss. And if you just want to listen, simply blend into the crowd, please don’t hesitate to stop by and listen.

No matter your genre, we encourage you to attend. Fiction or non-fiction, mystery or horror, romance or science fiction, short story or novel, historical drama or fantasy, blog or journal, no matter. If you’re a screenwriter or poet, a journalist or essayist, please come by. If you write supernatural romance with a hint of historical reference, we’d love to meet you. If you write children’s books, please bring art. If you write about women, then I’m prepared to learn. And while some will have no background in writing and others will have significant experience, everyone in the room will be same. We each have a desire to put pen to paper.

We hope you can join us and make this group everything you imagine.

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