The Brooklyn Poets Friday Night Open begins with an open mic and culminates in readings by two featured poets. Guests can purchase tickets to attend in person at 144 Montague Street or virtually via Zoom (note: virtual guests cannot read for the open mic).
6:00 PM: doors open.
6:30 to 7:45 PM: open mic
8 to 8:30 PM: featured readers
Advance online ticket sales end at noon on the day of the event. After that, tickets for in-person attendance can be purchased at the door; tickets for virtual attendance will no longer be available. Participants are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, as there is limited capacity.
Each reader for the open mic can read for up to a five-minute set. Participants can purchase one of five tickets in advance to reserve an open mic spot. Once those tickets sell out, all other participants who’d like to read for the open mic can purchase a ticket to sign up at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be time for about 15 readers.
Note that by participating in the Friday Night Open, you agree to abide by our code of conduct and COVID-19 policy. Brooklyn Poets reserves the right to dismiss from our programs any participant found to be in violation of these policies. Thank you for respecting our community.
Next Friday Night Open: October 21
Featured poets: Stephanie Niu and J.C. Rodriguez
Stephanie Niu is a poet from Marietta, Georgia, and the author of She Has Dreamt Again of Water, winner of the 2021 Diode Chapbook Prize. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Waxwing, Ecotone, and the Georgia Review. She lives in New York City.
J.C. Rodriguez is a writer from Long Island. His poetry has appeared in places like Waxwing, Meow Meow Pow Pow and Brooklyn Poets. He’s currently a first-year MFA student at Syracuse University. Find him existing online at brownmoon.rip, where he sometimes blogs about his misadventures through the realms of food, video games and music.