Submissions now being accepted for our first-ever Short Story Contest! Check out the new and improved Rules!

Be heard.

Rochester Spoken Word is an organization for writers in the Rochester region who want to have their work heard. Whether you’re looking for feedback on something you’ve already completed or are still developing — or you simply have something to share — our aim is to provide you with a friendly audience so you can be heard.

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with the shades of deeper meaning.

-Maya Angelou  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


Read at a Future Speak Easy!

Learn more about our Speak Easy events here.

Sign up to read at a Speak Easy! We normally have slots for 10 readers of either prose or poetry. Each reader gets up to 10 minutes to read a single complete or partial piece of their own writing. Note: We limit the poetry slots to five per show.

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