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Literary Salon & Open Mic

Next Lit Salon & Open Mic
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Enjoy these photos from a recent Lit Salon & Open Mic!

Our 5th Literary Salon / Open Mic was the best attended yet and boy was it interesting to hear Sandell Morse's story, and also the glorious variety of open mic readings from so many talented, generous, and brave local writers. Thank you to those who joined us, and to those of you who were not able this time around, mark your calendars for our 6th salon, Wednesday April 17th!

What's a salon, anyway?

Literary Salons & Open Mic:
Where the Literary Community Comes Alive

We are excited to partner with OneSixtyFive: the Inn on Park Row in downtown Brunswick for our bi-monthly Literary Salon & Open Mic, which will take place in the welcoming ambiance of their Pub165, dining room, or library. 

The concept of the salon is to foster community around our shared love of words, stories, and creativity. 

Together we will enjoy stimulating conversations, listen to each other as we share our work at the open mic, and mingle with Mid-Coast area fellow writers. We will invite Maine authors to join us to talk about their books and craft, and to answer questions about their process and creative journeys. 

The best part: you will have a chance to do a 5-minute reading of your work at the Open Mic. 


What is a salon anyway?


A salon is an intentional gathering of friends and friends of friends, but mostly, a salon is good times with humans coming together for conversation and to eat, drink, talk, and listen. "Salons are a little sexy," says Susan MacTavish Best, founder of The Salon Host. 

When we come together in the same space, magic happens. Barriers break down. We listen to one another, ask each other questions, and marvel at the unlikely answers. Our goal is that we finish the evening feeling sated and happy, soaked in serotonin, a collective of humans, a community that is connected.

But salons are unpredictable, just like life. So it's important to show up with a sense of humor, loads of goodwill, and willingness to participate and engage with other participants.  


Enjoy a slideshow from the Inaugural Lit Salon & Open Mic

Past Lit Salon Guests

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Brunswick's local & enchanted gem
OneSixtyFive: The Inn on Park Row
is our partner and host 

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