The Free Association 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, an Open Mic series runs from 7:00PM to 9:30PM at GCC. 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.
In addition to the Open Mics, we also frequently have featured readers from around, or simply visiting, the valley. Once per academic year, in November, we also host a Poetry Slam competition, and in the winter months we like to host a White Elephant Gift Exchange. 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 21st from 7:00PM to 9:30PM.
- Featured Reader: Shawnte Orion
- Wednesday, October 19th from 7:00PM to 9:30PM.
- Wednesday, November 16th from 7:00PM to 9:30PM.