Monday, April 27, 2009

4th Upcoming, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, The Fourth Mad Open Mic: Captured Words

4th Upcoming event of the Mad Open Mic Series, Wednesday, November 18, 2009. See below for the guidelines. The night will begin with a presentation and readings from the new publication, Courting the Bull: An Anthology of Expatriate Literature in Spain (Innoword Media) followed by the regular open mic.
Café Concierto La Fídula
Calle Huertas, 57 Madrid in the Barrio de las Letras
Metro: Anton Martin, Sevilla, Banco
Performing will begin at 9 pm.

The line up as of November 18, 2009:

Sarah E. Rogers; Editor of Courting the Bull
Sue Burke, from Courting the Bull
Lawrence Schimel, from Courting the Bull
Marjorie Kanter, from Courting the Bull
Shiva Roofeh, from Courting the Bull
Dominic Anglim
David Wall
Éboli de Mer
Beth Sierra
Luis Suarez
Jonathan Teuma
Matilde Fluixá
Sebastian Lopez
Simon Betterton
John Dapolito
Keef Williamson
Laura Edgecumbe
Violeta Brana-Lafourcade, from Courting the Bull
Matt Johnson,from Courting the Bull

To register and for further information, contact: or

Come to present your own work or just to listen in. Open to the public. No entry fee. You pay (only) for what you consume.

Guidelines for Performers:
- Your presentation must be your own creative words; spoken or readspoken. It can be a story, poem, lyrics (but no music), creative essay...
- We will readspeak in cycles of 3 minutes each depending upon how many we are. Please prepare your work in combinations of 3 minutes each to allow for flexibility in scheduling. If there is time, there will be a second cycle. Please clock your readings ahead of time.
- Sign up by emailing: by November 10 2009.
- Put Open Mic in the Subject or Asunto of the email.
- Include a short sample of your work or give me an idea of what you are planning to readspeak to help in the planning.
- Late registrants will be included when possible.
- Presentations will be in English.
- For updates check:
Registration now open until November 10, 2009.

The Third Mad Open Mic: Captured Words - scroll down for registered participants
June 10, 2009

Café Concierto La Fídula
Calle Huertas, 57 Madrid in the Barrio de las Letras
Metro: Anton Martin, Sevilla, Banco
Performing will begin at 9 pm.

Participants registered as of May 11, 2009:

Lawrence Schimel, poetry
Lara Ferguson, narrative
Paul House, extract from a novel
Charly Sangster, poetry
Sue Burke, excerpt from translation project, "Amadis of Gaulye"
Dominic Anglim, personal anecdote
Éboli de Mer,Cor de Porc (Pig Heart)
Leopoldo Fornés, Grizzly
Jonathan Teuma, poetry
Sarah Rogers, excerpt from the novel "Sin in Three Languages"
Nasima Akaloo, extract from a longer work in process
Shawn Douglas, poetry
Edu Anton Martinez, a performed personal story
Monica Saad LHoeste, poetry
Simon Betterton, narrative
Sam Lewis, poetry
Marjorie Kanter, Elsa´s Memories
Lawrence Schimel, poem

Following the Open Mic and reporting on us is: