Tonight the writer’s group I belong to, Peace River Center for Writers, is hosting open mike night at Fishermens’ Village, a local waterfront venue featuring shops, restaurants, and a center stage. Writers of all genres will work up the nerve to read or recite their written passages. Some even will sing. It’s a little eclectic, but usually fun.
I have decided that I will print off a couple of my favorite posts and a couple of other items I’ve penned and take the stage. I am acting as the event’s emcee next month, so I need a little practice on the stage. I also need to move beyond having just my blogging buddies read my stuff.
There will likely not be many people at the event as most of the of the winter populace has not graced our area with their seasonal presence. So why am I so nervous?
I guess there is the possibility that someone will boo. Or throw tomatoes, or some other show of displeasure. I may have hecklers. I might throw up. It is a little out of my comfort zone – but I think I need to do just that. I’m ready to move from being a closet writer to acting like a writer.
Or I might just shine. I sure hope so. Sweet Cheeks will be there so I know I will have at least one person applauding each reading.
So if you happen to be in the area and fresh out of tomatoes – come on by for Open Mike Night featuring yours truly. Film at 11:00.