Writing Workshop hits the sauce
Ok. So it’s not as bad as it sounds– because to some, it doesn’t sound good. Last Tuesday, a few of the kids that frequent Sunday’s Writing Workshop, the W.W. coordinator Olivia Frey, and myself, as well as one unlucky parent chaperon traveled to Kieran’s Irish Pub in scenic downtown Minneapolis.
Why? Why would we take underage kids to a bar?
Because we’re good role models. No. Just kidding. For an ALL AGES open mic night, of course!
Hosted by Rockstar Storytellers, this open mic happens on the first Tuesday of every month. They also host poetry slams, and a plethora of other writing events in the cities.
The open mic was a great experience to hear a wide variety of works from Twin Cities area performers. It also was an opportunity for a few of the kids from The Key to spit their own hot fire. Andi Sison dropped some knowledge with a spoken word piece about how authority has a problem with him, and Maisie Ebert wowed the audience with a piece about….well….darker subject matter.
I also rocked the mic right and read a piece about losing my mind while living in Dubuque, IA.
Good times. Good times.
Here are some photos from the evening’s festivities: