Open mic sign up: Starts at 6:30
Open mic reading: Begins at 7pm
Featured reader: Begins between 7:45 and 8pm
There’s a 3 minute limit on the open mic, which is open to poetry or prose (about 3 double-spaced pages), fiction or nonfiction.
Joe Okonkwo's debut novel Jazz Moon, set against the backdrop of the Harlem Renaissance and glittering Jazz Age Paris, was published by Kensington Books in May 2016. His short stories have appeared in Promethean, Penumbra Literary Magazine, Cooper Street, Storychord, LGBTsr.org, Chelsea Station, Shotgun Honey, Best Gay Stories 2015, and Best Gay Love Stories 2009. His short story "Cleo" was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. Joe is Prose Editor for Newtown Literary, a journal featuring work by writers from Queens, New York. In 2017 he will take the reins as Editor of the annual Best Gay Stories anthology published by Lethe Press. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from City College of New York. Joe Okonkwo is represented by the Baldi Literary Agency.