Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Eat our Words at the NC Open Mike
The New Continental Open Mike, held in front of an open fire in the refurbished snug area of the pub, has been attracting live music, stand-up, poetry and prose readings for some months now. The media have taken an interest and Preston FM are a regular presence, recording performers for later broadcast on the radio show. All except the story I read there in February, because it was too rude ;)
On Thursday the 5th March the organisers of the Open Mike have been kind enough to host the launch of a new writing group: The Continental Collective. Three reader representatives from the collective will be sharing prose and poetry they worked on during a series of eight creative writing workshops held in the pub and hosted by your very own PWN (that's us).
As well as entertaining you with live lit performances, the Collective will also be launching and selling their first anthology. Eat Our Words showcases not only the work you will hear tomorrow night, but work from the rest of the ten-strong group. The night starts at 9pm, but the room fills up by 8.30 so arrive early if you want to get a seat!
And if you miss the Continental Collective tomorrow (don't miss them though) they'll be entertaining us again during the open mike spots at our first live lit outing on the 21st April.