Local Author Open Mic

Calling all local writers and poets!

Now at a new time!

On the third Monday of each month (except December), we're hosting an open mic night for authors! Local writers of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction are welcome to present their work. Both those who are published, and those who are yet to be published, are encouraged to participate.

What you need to know:

  • Participants should arrive 15 minutes before start time to add their name to the reading list. We cannot accept sign-ups in advance via email.
  • Participants will have 5 minutes (less than 1,000 words) to read, recite, or present their work. Time starts when you step up to the mic.
  • Open to any genre, however, content should be appropriate for all audiences.
  • For the sake of time, no extra A/V is permitted (ie. no slideshow presentations, please).
  • Date and time are subject to change.

Want to make sure your book is available for purchase before attending the open mic? Contact our Consignment Buyer (bmead@thirdplacebooks.com). 

Third Place Books Events Code of Conduct: Third Place Books is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of event attendees and guest authors, during both online and in-store events. By attending this event, you are agreeing to refrain from engaging in inappropriate behavior and harassment of any kind throughout the course of this event (i.e. racial slurs, profanity, hate speech, spam comments, etc.). Please note that any participants who engage in inappropriate behavior or harassment of any kind will be immediately ejected from the event.

For media inquiries, access inquiries, or questions about our Covid-19 policies, please email events@thirdplacebooks.com or call our Lake Forest Park store at (206) 366-3311.