Blah Blah Blah Literary Open Mic
Hosted by Wordier Than ThouLiterary
This open mic is anything but blah!
Bring your finest prose or a true story to share. Everyone gets 7 minutes on the stage to present their work after a reading by this month’s featured author.
The feature for September is Ryan Beck, author of Outbreak in the Woods.
The Open Mic Rules:
1. Every reader gets 7 minutes to share their work.
2. We’ll limit each event to just 10 readers.
3. Toss your name in the bucket when you arrive. Names will be chosen at random.
4. Tickets are $5. Advance purchase encouraged. Ticket link coming soon.
6. Share a piece inspired by the monthly theme to be eligible for a prize and honor of audience favorite of the evening.
About the book
What were you doing during the mandatory quarantine of COVID-19, April 2020? While the entire world chose to socially distance by staying inside, those few hikers left on the Appalachian Trail were faced with a crucial decision. Should they follow cautionary guidelines to return to a major city or take a chance by continuing north through the back country?Thru-hiking from Georgia to Maine on any given year has its own enormous obstacles. What do you eat? Where do you sleep and can you reach your family? In 2020, during a worldwide shutdown these challenges became nearly impossible to overcome. See how rural trail town communities were affected by the pandemic and understand an untold perspective of pursuing your dreams at all costs.Avoiding law enforcement, entering into “closed” federal land and even overcoming death – all while attempting the impossible. With a wife and two daughters at home, the outside world against him and seemingly unreliable information, this epic tale follows Ryan Michael Beck’s journey 2,193 miles in pursuit of a dream to thru-hike the entire Appalachian Trail against all odds.