Open Mic

Got a Story to Tell?

Virtual Open Mic for Writers

Google Meet
8 pm Sunday Nights

Writing Out Loud in Melbourne

Writing Out Loud in Melbourne is a virtual open mic for Writers. It’s a place for you to read and discuss your short stories, personal essays and short extracts from memoirs and novels with other writers in a relaxed, social environment. Whether you’re a beginner, a deft hand, or anywhere in between, join in for encouragement, conversation, and creative inspiration.

I feel like most of what I know I learned by going to people’s readings, and by taking part in readings.

David Sedaris

How it works

You need to be on the list to get the weekly Google Meet link to the Sunday meeting and to register t0 read you work.

To register to read, click the Register button in the email with Google Meet link you get every Sunday morning at 8 pm.

To get the most out of your time , practice reading your story and prepare your voice before joining the Google Meet session to read.

“If I lose the light of the sun, I will write by candlelight, moonlight, no light. If I lose paper and ink, I will write in blood on forgotten walls. I will write always. I will capture nights all over the world and bring them to you.”

Henry Rollins

Who this group is for

This is an adults only group. You need to be over 18 to join. Other than that anyone from anywhere who writes or enjoys an open mic is welcome.

Loud people who talk to much, quiet people who only speak when they’ve something meaningful to say and everyone in between. You don’t need to belong to a particular tribe or be vibrating at the right frequency. There’s no judgement, no secret handshakes, criteria or discussion between members whether you’re the ‘right fit.’ All races, all religions, all sexualities, identifiers of any of the genders and any other people who are grouped and classified in a way I’ve missed. You are all welcome and wanted.

There is a place here for anyone who understands what tolerance and acceptable behaviour is. If I have to explain to you what either of these terms mean or how they play out in the real world, I can’t help you, and you probably won’t last long in this group.

Sign Up for Sunday Night Readings

8 pm on Google Meet

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