Makars Open Mic Series

Let’s meet each other by what we make. Come share and listen to original poetry, stories, music and other art. Each piece should be 5 minutes or fewer; we'll pass around a sign-up sheet 5 minutes before start-time.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be drinks (alcohol and non-alcohol) and snacks available for purchase in the lobby. In the spirit of "makers", we host the Makars Open Mic Series as an authentic way to meet each other and honor our creative work.

Held once a month in different venues across D.C., these Open Mics regularly draw crowds of over fifty people. Our goals are simple: to revel in the talent of our friends and neighbors; to find meaningful ways to meet and learn from each other; and to build a local writers’ community.

We're looking for performers who want opportunities to test out original work, reach new audiences, or are re-discovering their side passions. Whether new arrivals to the city or long-time residents, we're all looking to make new friends and expand our networks. Come gather with us to share good art and show how much talent lives in D.C.