The At the Mic Series at Glendale Community Colleges puts the creative talents of the college’s and the community’s writers on display. On the third Wednesday (generally) of every month, GCC hosts a reading event from 7:00PM to 9:00PM, or thereabouts. The free event brings celebrated writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to local residents, students, staff, and faculty. The event is open to the public, and those interested in sharing their work are invited to present all styles and stages of writing. Due, however, to the topics of certain creative pieces, this event is not recommended for children.
The first 30 minutes to an hour offers an open mic, inviting anyone wishing to share their creative work up to the stage. The later half of the evening highlights a featured reader or readers from around, or simply visiting, the valley. Once per academic year, in November, we also host a Poetry & Prose Slam competition. During this event, we forego the open mic, the featured reader, and have a good-ol’ competition of readers with cash money prizes. We advertise these events on the blog and in our CRW classes at GCC. The most current schedule is listed below, but is always subject to change. More information and event descriptions will become available as the event grows closer. We hope you will come join us, share your work, and listen to creativity abound in the west valley.
Free Association Schedule for Fall 2016:
- Wednesday, September 20th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.
- Featured Reader: L.M. Rekker
- Wednesday, October 18th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.
- Featured Reader: Kimberly Williams
- Wednesday, November 15th from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.
- The Annual Poetry & Prose Slam Competition