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SHOUT! - Poetry Open Mic
Come share your poetic voice and talents in a great locale in Uptown Whittier every 2nd Wednesday night of the month. The location is Half Off Books (formerly the Little Old Bookstore). SHOUT! is hosted by Eric Morago. Eric is a 2010 Pushcart Prize nominee and holds an MFA from California State University, Long Beach. He believes performance carries as much importance on the page as it does off. He has performed all over California and in New York, has been a member of and has coached poetry slam teams galore, and hosts SHOUT! the open mic in Uptown Whittier at Half Off Books. SHOUT! is a recurring poetry open mic that takes place the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm. A free event, and has developed quite a following, so get there early to ensure you read before 9:30pm, unless you want to be one of those moonlight poets that helps shut the spot down around 12pm. Also, due to the occurrence of the Uptown Street Fair from April-Oct, parking may be difficult, but not impossible. Hope to see you there!

Half Off Books

6708 Greenleaf Avenue · Whittier, CA

What we're about

"The dreamers of the day are dangerous people.

For they dream their dreams with open eyes, and make them come true.”

~D.H. Lawrence

Poets and Dreamers

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Between our three related groups, Poets and Dreamers thrives as a multi-faceted circle of over one thousand professional and creative writers who gather throughout Southern California. Our vibrant, active circle represents established and aspiring authors of commercial fiction, non-fiction, memoir, romance, crime and legal fiction, short fiction, screenplays, literary fiction, historical fiction, professional communications, poetry and more. Within the many specialized circles that meet, our in-depth discussions inspire a brilliant exchange of literary insights, and ultimately, the fruition of our dreams as writers.

Our Process:

-Our writers gather weekly or bi-weekly as professional, cohesive groups to collaborate on the craft.

-We encourage wise creative experimentation while drawing on the collective genius of our literary masters.

-We devote a generous amount of time to in-depth exploration of each writer's work.

-Viable works-in-progress and a commitment to interact positively/professionally are crucial.

-Our main goal: to support thriving groups that work together wisely, positively and productively through the process of completion, revision and publication.

Our Status:

We look forward to working with you as you establish and meet your goals as a writer.
Important elements you should bring to the group:

-Writing background and/or an intense desire to create great works
-Viable work(s)-in-progress
-Commitment to interact positively and exchange critiques in a professional format.

If you would like to take part as a crucial contributor to this intensive, collaborative experience, join our creative circle today and work with us!

Please also consider joining us at our two additional sites:

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Anne Tammel

Owner of Poets and Dreamers: Authors and Writers of Southern California

"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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