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Open Mic & Readings at the Rellik in Benicia 3 p.m. Sat. Nov. 17, 2012
17 Nov 2012 3:00 pm
17 Nov 2012 5:00 pm

“Speakeasy” - New Readings Series in Benicia
Series Features Local Writers and Open-Mic Performances

BENICIA, CA—November 16, 2012—Local writers will perform at "Speakeasy," a new series that debuts Saturday, November 17, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Rellik Tavern, 726 First Street in Benicia, California. Speakeasy features a slate of established area writers as well as an open-mic segment for aspiring writers, providing an opportunity for writers and literature fans to hear local talent, be heard, and connect with area writers. The free event is open to the public and sponsored by Benicia Literary Arts.

Speakeasy starts with a slate of local writers and wraps up with an open-mic time for other writers to read their work (up to five minutes each or you’ll get the hook). A special Rellik cocktail menu will offer drinks with literary themes.

Featured readers are David Corbett (New York Times Notable author of four novels and dozens of stories), Benicia Poet Laureate Lois Requist (Where Lilacs Bloom and RVing Solo Across America ...Without a Cat, Dog, Man, or Gun), and Steven R. Boyett (Mortality Bridge, Ariel, and Elegy Beach).

Other local writers scheduled to read are Peter Bray, Joel Fallon, Ronna Leon, Kristine Mietzner, and Carolyn Plath.

Following will be an open-mic segment where poets, writers, and storytellers can sign up for five-minute performances.

“There are a lot of talented writers in the East Bay,” says Lois Requist, Benicia’s current Poet Laureate. “And we’re thrilled at the opportunity to showcase them in a great venue. The Rellik is an ideal place for local writers and readers to connect.”

About Benicia Literary Arts
Benicia Literary Arts showcases local authors and promotes area-related writing through publications and events, including readings, signings, and workshops. Learn more at benicialiteraryarts.org.

The Rellik Tavern, 726 First Street