On Thursday, August 22nd, the Quarry Heights Writers' Workshop hosted its first-ever Open Mic night for Columbia poets and writers.
The event was held at local favorite Cafe Berlin, and more than fifty people turned up to share their work or support their friends over a pint of beer (or a glass of Champagne--saw some of those, too!). Readers of all ages and backgrounds shared five minutes' worth of poetry or prose, and the emcee, photographer and sly devil Shane Epping, kept people laughing.
QHWW hopes to offer these Open Mics on the regular, with the next one falling sometime in early November. If you're interested in attending, be sure to check the QHWW Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. The event is open to anyone and everyone, so please spread the word!
Emcee Shane Epping warms up the crowd
Mingling around the bar before kick-off