The Gray Area: A Poetry Open Mic

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810 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
United States

60 minutes Without intermission
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Did you frantically type a few sentences into your notes app on your commute?
Have a sonnet you’ve been toiling over for months?
The Gray Area open mic is for you.

This is an open mic series where poets and those flirting with poetry can write, perform, and exist in the gray area.
This is a judgment-free, hierarchy-free, artistic space.

Performer sign-ups are welcome in advance of the show (reach out to @brittany.tori or @mommielanie on Instagram for more details!) and throughout the event. This event is free and open to the public, and donations will be accepted and appreciated. We also encourage folks to eat/drink at BLB pre- and post- show!

Your hosts:

Alana Keiser has a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and writes poetry and creative nonfiction.
Alana works at Graywolf Press and serves on the board of directors at 826 MSP.

Brittany Torres Rivera is a bilingual, Puerto Rican writer of poetry and literary nonfiction. She graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing and is an alumna of the Fulbright Spain program. Brittany currently works as the Editorial and Administrative Assistant at Graywolf Press.

Brittany Torres Rivera on Instagram
Alana Keiser on Instagram

This show is FREE. Doors open at 6PM.
Our full restaurant and bar service is available in the theater!
Order from your seat and enjoy the show, we'll take care of the rest.