Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Open Mic at the Mack

Tonight was St. Louis Writer's Guild open mic at the Mack. I read a couple of poems. It is always enjoyable to hear the differen't writing styles. Lately I've discovered that some talented writers are not necessarily the best readers. A big part of open mic night is in the delivery, not just the content of the work. Well, that's my opinion. I do think we have some very good writers in SLWG. People helping people, writers supporting writers, friends meeting friends. Always a good time.

1 comment:

Julia said...

That's definitely true about good writers not always being good readers. And conversely, there are some really entertaining readers who aren't necessarily all that good, just to read their work on the page. The performance is a different thing again. I miss hearing your stuff, and some of my other pals' work, but the Mack wears me down. It is too loud, too far, and too late. Maybe I'll be back in the summer time when I'm not teaching...