The house was so full at Cheshire for April 14th’s Speak Easy, that we had to turn people away at the door, which was beyond unfortunate since it was such an amazing show. With seven of the ten readers gracing our stage for the first time, it was a talent-filled afternoon with a nice balance […]
For the first time at Speak Easy, we’re banning the paper and iPads! Instead of readers, we’ll have 8-10 storytellers sharing their stories from memory, with no notes to fall back on. It’ll be a celebration of the ancient art of storytelling, and it’s going to be fun! Get your tickets early before this one […]
Poetry, life, air, grounding and community: come experience together. Ground and Sky, bring poems, bring listening. These Spring days quiet the angst and hope is kindled. Ground and Sky is for all, no formal structure, dialogue organic evolving from the inward knowing, from community, see yourself inward reflected in poetry, in others.
The weather may be hot, but we’ll be keeping things cooooooool at Cheshire with some tasty cocktails and some great writing. Come hear 9 local writers share their short works. It’s an open topic event, so anything goes. Readers for this event include: Erica Bryant, Evvy Fanning, Karen Faris, Nadia Ghent, David Holloway, Victor Kogan, […]
If there’s one thing we like to do at Rochester Spoken Word, it’s to welcome people from all backgrounds to our stage. Getting to hear works from people with different life experiences than our own helps us to better understand others, which in turn makes our time together on this big blue marble even better. […]
Some sayers said, “Nay! You won’t last a year!” Yet, here we are planning for our first birthday bash! Come on out and enjoy a host of writers who made our first year such a success. We’ll have cake, party hats, and — who knows? — maybe some gifts. Get your tickets early because this […]
Reflect on the past and look forward to the future as you listen to our readers share stories of past regrets and fresh starts. Whether you’re looking to drown your sorrows or toast the New Year, there’ll be holiday-themed craft cocktails available to do it right. Want to participate? Share your New Year’s Resolution with […]
Nothing warms up a cool Autumn day like some good writing and a nice cocktail (or three). Take some time out from raking leaves and enjoy a pleasant afternoon sipping on the drinks of your choice while listening to local writers read to you. This one is open-topic, so anything goes. Part of our hugely […]