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Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic, Saratoga Springs, NY

Once a month from 7:00-9:00 p.m., storytellers have their own open mic, to try their voices for the first time, to hone their skills in front of a live responsive audience, to work on their presentation, or to try new ideas in a supportive atmosphere. For others, it’s a cheap night of entertainment. No reservations are necessary or taken. The organizers and MCs for this storytelling open mic are storytellers Margaret French, Christie Keegan and Jeannine Laverty.

Doors open for sign up at 6:45 p.m. There is a 10-minute limit on story length. The MC will weave the evening together and there will be no feedback. No reading of stories, just telling, please.

2013-2014 Season         Click here for additional information.

Sept. 11 Caffè Lena Featured teller: Siri Allison
Oct. 9 Woodlawn Commons  
Nov. 13 Caffè Lena Featured teller: Mary Murphy
Dec. 11 Woodlawn Commons  
Jan.8 Caffè Lena Featured teller: Alden "Joe" Doolittle
Feb. 12 Woodlawn Commons  
Mar. 12 Caffè Lena Featured teller: Marni Gillard
Apr. 9 Woodlawn Commons  
May 14 Caffè Lena Featured teller: Bairbre McCarthy
June 11 Woodlawn Commons  

Locations:

  • Woodlawn Commons, Harkness Building, Wesley Community, Clement Street (between Clinton Street and Seward Street -- behind Hospice)
    1. When heading north on Broadway, cross Route 50 and continue straight on N. Broadway.
    2. Take your first left on Greenfield Ave.
    3. Follow that to its end and take a left on Clement.
    4. Cross Clinton St., continuing on Clement.
    5. Take your first left into Hospice's driveway.
    6. The entrance to Woodlawn Commons is the building straight ahead, with a double door at its entrance, halfway around the circle.
    7. Click here for a map.

  • Caffè Lena, 47 Phila Street

To reimburse the Caffè for the lights, coffee, etc., admission is $3, and $1 each for the coffee and goodies.

Hope to see AND hear you there! Questions? (518) 587-4536

photo collage from Woodlawn Commons
Photos from an open mic at Woodlawn Commons