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ALL THe WOrld's a Stage:
A writers' Spoken Word
and Open Mic Night
Friday, February 17th | 6:00pm

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Calling all writers and lovers of the written and spoken word!


Welcome to All the World's a Stage a new series for creative artists using words as their medium. All forms are celebrated and explored: poetry, prose, fiction, essays, rap, spoken word etc/, from novices at age sixteen to seasoned and acclaimed published authors - and everything in between. Each will share one work related to love, in its varied meanings and incarnations. The Church will transform its space into a bohemian-style writer’s night club, with café table seating in addition to traditional lecture format. 


Given the event’s proximity to Valentine’s Day, the inaugural program is centered around the theme of love and is titled, All the World’s a Stage: Love is a Verb, inspired by the famous bell hooks quote.  Presenters are: Heather Buchanan, Bill Goldstein, Candace Hill, Amir Idris, Talena Mascali, Kate Mueth, Lora Tucker, Marta Lucía Vargas, and a Pierson High School Junior or Senior. (Please click here for Student Submission Guidelines).


Following the segment of curated writers will be an open mic. Audience members are encouraged to sign up for the open mic portion and read their own works or pieces from a beloved writer or friend. Please note that only 3-4 spots for the open mic will be available, so if you want to share your work make sure to arrive early and sign up upon entry. Open mic participation is limited to 3 minutes when read, no exceptions!

A light reception with refreshments, cheese, and sweet treats will be available in conjunction with the program – thank you to our reception sponsors Cavaniola’s Gourmet and Wölffer Estate.


This program is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: Lena Kaplan, Ann Ciardullo and Keith Green, and Alex McNear and Robert Stein. Thank you all immensely for making this program a reality!


Additional thanks to our media partner James Lane Post and to writers Kathy Engel and Heather Buchanan for helping put together the roster of writers.

Please note, tickets to this event are priced st the lowest amount possible to welcome all members of the community. Additional donations toward Literary Programming at The Church would be most welcome and can be made here. Please write, "All the World's a Stage" in the memo field so that we know to allocate the funds to continue this series!

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