Friday, November 7, 2008

Laguna Beach Books is hosting its second Open Mic night this Sunday. Meredith Resnick is the host. She describes it this way:

"Writers of fiction and non-fiction will have an opportunity to share their work---3 minutes of it (aka: 180 seconds, 525-ish words, 2 double-spaced pages in 12-pt type, 40 lines double get the idea!).

A random drawing of names will determine who goes first, second, etc in what promises to be a great evening. I'll be there, too, introducing everyone who reads, and sharing my own 3 minutes as well.

Some people call what we're doing "fast fiction," "punctual poetry" or "three-minute memoir," but the true inspiration for this event came from DimeStories, a new program in development for NPR. The show's concept grew out of an open mic series that began in San Diego four years ago at The Grove bookstore. Writers are given a time limit of 3 minutes to read their work, which allows for a fast-paced evening with tightly-edited pieces, great writing and the opportunity to meet, mingle and muse about the craft.

By hosting Second Sundays, Laguna Beach Books, a large supporter of many community-based organizations, is proud to be part of the thriving writing community here in Orange County.

A $5 donation at the door is welcome (to cover incidentals and to keep the fun going)."

Sunday, November 9th at 5pm.

Laguna Beach Books (Pacific Coast Hwy & Brooks, at The Old Pottery Place) 1200 S. PCH, Ste. 105 Laguna Beach, CA 92651


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