Writers Night Out – Featured reader Chris O’Carroll
February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Doors open at 7 – with an open mic.
If you’d like a chance to read, place your name in the hat up until 7:10. Ten names will be randomly selected. The reading starts at 7:15, and each reader will have five minutes. Admission is free; participants are encouraged to buy a drink in support of the venue.
Featured Reader Chris O’Carroll
In addition to being a poet, Chris O’Carroll is a stand-up comedian and a member of Actor’s Equity.
His first book, Take These Rhymes . . . Please: Rude Limericks and Other Crimes Against Literature, was a self-published volume he sold after the show at comedy clubs. His second, was a self-published chapbook, Shakespeare’s Marijuana and Other Poems the Authorities Don’t Want You to Read.
The Joke’s on Me, was published in January 2018 by White Violet Press, isn’t exactly his first book, but it kind of is, depending on how you define things.
Many of the journals that have published his poems are identified with so-called New Formalism, a school of poetry about which he has mixed feelings.
In addition to his many print and online magazine appearances, he has poems in The Great American Wise Ass Poetry Anthology, Love Affairs at the Villa Nelle, and New York City Haiku, among other collections.