112th: Open Mic Night with APOGEE

Event date: 
10/17/2014 - 7:00pm

Join us Friday, October 17th at 7pm for a special Open Mic Night, hosted by Apogee Journal. 

The Open Mic is free and open to the public. Signup sheets will be set out at 6:40pm. Participants will be limited to 5 minutes each. Past participants have read poetry, short form prose, samples from larger works, monologues, even music! 

Apogee is a literary journal specializing in art and literature that engage with issues of identity politics: race, gender, sexuality, class, and hyphenated identities. They currently produce an annual issue featuring fiction, creative nonfiction, editorial nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Their goal is to publish exciting work that interrogates the status quo, providing a platform for unheard voices, including emerging writers of color. The word “apogee” denotes the point in an object’s orbit that is farthest from the center. Their mission combines literary aesthetic with political activism. They believe that by elevating underrepresented literary voices we can effect real change: change in readers’ attitudes, change in writers’ positions in literature, and broader change in society. Find out more at: www.apogeejournal.org

Event address: 
536 W 112th St
New York, NY 10025