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The Hook’s Drop the Mic

April 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Hook’s Drop the Mic

April 18
7:30 – 9:30 pm
$8 adults, $5 students

Two featured wordsmiths, one featured musician, and 5 open mic slots for drop-ins to share up to 3 minutes (timed) of their original writing.

Joining us this month as our Featured Wordsmiths are August Stolba and Sara McGuirk. Our featured musician, Joe Yankee, is new to our stage and ready to heat things up!

With Phillip Platz as emcee, it’s gonna be a good time!

Doors open at 7:00 so swing over and grab some food and drinks–and sign up for one of five open mic slots–before the show starts at 7:30.

Cash bar with food and drink served by Popolis.

SARA MCGUIRK currently acts as the Iowa Youth Writing Project Fellow and teaches at The University of Iowa Magid Center for Undergraduate Writing. She holds an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a BA in English and Film Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She was the winner of the 2017 Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in poetry and a finalist for the 2017 Madeleine P. Plonsker Emerging Writer’s Prize in poetry. Sara is currently finishing her first collection of poetry as well as a feature-length screenplay.

AUGUST STOLBA is a highly motivated college graduate with a degree in Design Ecology, possessing in depth knowledge of permaculture and sustainability practices in areas ranging from conservation and renewables to large scale organic farming. He’s looking for an entry-level position in architecture, urban planning, urban agriculture, or conservation education… but, also, he writes some pretty sweet performance poetry.


April 18, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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