Long Beach Writers Gather for Open Mic Night at First Fridays

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Long Beach writers are invited to share their work at an open mic night.

As part of the Bixby Knolls First Friday event, on Friday November 5, from 7 to 9 pm, the California Writers Club of Long Beach will host an open mic evening at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 4105 Atlantic Avenue. Members of the club and of the audience are invited to read their own family-appropriate prose for up to 3 minutes. If there are gaps between readers, then attendees will take turns reading from their favorite authors.

California Writers Club of Long Beach welcomes writers of all genres, both published and aspiring, to attend its informational presentations on the third Saturdays of each month from 3 to 5 pm, at the Los Altos branch library,located at 5614 Britton Dr., one block east of Bellflower and one block south of Stearns. Free parking behind Bristol Farms.

About the California Writers Club: During the early 1900s, famed novelist Jack London and a few of his fellow literati formed a small group that evolved into the California Writers Club in 1909. The CWC’s early members included John Muir, George Sterling, Joaquin Miller and the state’s first poet-laureate, Ina Colbrith. Due to efforts by the California Writers Club and by decree of the governor and state legislature, the third week in October is perennially California Writers Week.

For more information about the California Writers Club in Long Beach, visit the website at www.calwriterslongbeach.org, or call chapter president Anne Margis (562) 595-4800 or e-mail your question to info@calwriterslongbeach.org.

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