The Hook’s Stories of Tug & War

Groundswell Cafe 201 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

The Hook’s Stories of Tug & War Saturday, March 3 7:30 - 9:30 PM $25 You'll meet internationally known storytellers Scott Whitehair and Nestor Gomez hailing from Chicago (the storytelling capitol of the midwest) to join featured storyteller Raymond Christian who's coming to us fresh off The Moth stage from Boone, North Carolina. With International … Continue reading The Hook’s Stories of Tug & War

$25

The Hook’s Drop the Mic

Groundswell Cafe 201 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

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 … Continue reading The Hook’s Drop the Mic

$8

The Hook’s Youth Showcase

Groundswell Cafe 201 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

The Hook's Youth Showcase August 15 7:30 - 9:00 PM $8 adults, $5 students Come on out and support the young writers in our community! We're featuring young writers from Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, with open mic slots for youth drop-ins to share up to 5 minutes (timed) of their original writing. Open to … Continue reading The Hook’s Youth Showcase

$8

The Hook’s Drop the Mic

Groundswell Cafe 201 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

The Hook's Drop the Mic Wednesday, October 17 7:30 - 9:30 PM $8 adults, $5 students This month we're featuring a sharp lineup of female wordsmiths and storytellers MELISSA CHAPMAN, ZETTE GADEGBEKU, NICOLE RANEE, JUDE JOHNSON, and musician CRAIG ERICKSON! Don't forget we've got 5 open mic slots for drop-ins to share up to 3 … Continue reading The Hook’s Drop the Mic

$8

Journeys of Discovery, An Event of Local Literature and Music.

Groundswell Cafe 201 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

Journeys of Discovery, An Event of Local Literature and Music. Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM $5 at the door Cracked Walnut and The Writers' Rooms presents 'Journey of Discovery' An event featuring local literary talent and music. Hosted by S.P. Jayaraj Featured Writers: S.P. Jayaraj Erin Casey Marianne Taylor Casey … Continue reading Journeys of Discovery, An Event of Local Literature and Music.

$5

Home and Away, An Event of Local Literature and Music.

Home and Away, An Event of Local Literature and Music. Friday, February 22, 2019    7pm-9pm  $5 at the door Cracked Walnut and The Writers' Rooms presents 'Home and Away' An Event Local Literature and music. Hosted by S.P. Jayaraj Featured Writers S.P. Jayaraj Eliza David Christopher D. Sims M.L. Williams Alex Penland Featured Musicians … Continue reading Home and Away, An Event of Local Literature and Music.

$5

Open Mic Night

Groundswell Cafe 201 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

Open Mic Night Friday, January 4 7:00 - 10:00 PM FREE On the first Friday of every month we host an Open Mic night at Groundswell for any artists that want to participate. The event is free, so come and enjoy yourself! Interested in performing? Open Mic at Groundswell isn’t about perfection as much as … Continue reading Open Mic Night

Living in the Now, An Event of Local Literature and Music

Groundswell Cafe 201 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

Living in the Now, An Event of Local Literature and Music Friday, April 26, 2019    7pm-9pm  $5 at the door Cracked Walnut and The Writers' Rooms presents Living in the Now, An Event Local Literature and music Welcome to our last Friday of the month Literary and music event, brought to you by Cracked … Continue reading Living in the Now, An Event of Local Literature and Music

$5

Divinity and Humor, An Event of Local Literature and Music

Groundswell Cafe 201 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

Divinity and Humor, An Event of Local Literature and Music Friday, May 31, 2019    7pm-9pm $5 at the door Welcome to our last Friday of the month Literary and music event, brought to you by Cracked Walnut and The Writers' Rooms This evening our writers and musician will be addressing the theme of Divinity and … Continue reading Divinity and Humor, An Event of Local Literature and Music

$5

The Absence of Love – A Literary and Musical Show

Groundswell Cafe 201 3rd Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA

The Absence of Love - A Literary and Musical show Tickets are $7 dollars on entry. We accept cash and credit cards Welcome to our September Reading 'The Absence of Love.' Our writers and musician will take you on journeys of survival through darkness, where the greatest commodity in the world appears to be non … Continue reading The Absence of Love – A Literary and Musical Show

$7