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Sarasota Storytelling & Prose Open Mic with Sarah Gerard

Sarasota Storytelling & Prose Open Mic with Sarah Gerard

We're excited to call The Reserve SRQ our home in Sarasota!

Wordier Than Thou's monthly open mic focuses on storytelling and fiction – no poetry or music. So come share your finest prose, or if you're just in the mood for listening, catch some tales from area wordsmiths.

Readings will begin around 7 p.m. The Reserve offers happy hour specials on select craft beers and wines. Light bites available, too! We also have a new champagne line-up.

A featured reader will kick off the night, followed by open mic slots. Open mic readers get 10 minutes and will be timed. We encourage all readers to stay to the end and support everyone who signs up to share their work.

This month's featured author is Sarah Gerard

Sarah Gerard is the author of the essay collection Sunshine State, a New York Times critics’ choice, the novel Binary Star, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times first fiction prize, and two chapbooks. 

Her short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, Granta, The Baffler, Vice, BOMB Magazine, and other journals, as well as anthologies. Her paper collages have appeared in Hazlitt, BOMB Magazine, Epiphany Magazine, No Tokens Journal, and the Blue Earth Review. Recycle, a book of collages and text co-authored with the writer and artist Amy Gall, was published by Pacific in 2018. 

Her column Mouthful, published by Hazlitt, explored her relationship with food ten years into recovery from anorexia. She’s been supported by scholarships and fellowships from Yaddo, Tin House, PlatteForum, and Ucross. She is the 2018 – 2019 New College of Florida Writer-in-Residence.

For more info, visit sarah-gerard.com.

APPROACH INFORMATION (Due to Construction on 41):
Sarasota is currently installing a roundabout at 14th Street and 41 South and has eliminated left-hand turns if you are headed southbound toward Sarasota Downtown. You can avoid construction and easily get to The Reserve if you are southbound by turning left at the lighting store (Light Up Your Life) and heading South on Cocoanut to a right-hand turn on 14th Street.

PARKING INFORMATION
We have 100 parking spaces to the South of our location, at West Indies (1312 N. Tamiami Trail) and after 5 pm, at the Center for Arts & Humanity (1226 N. Tamiami Trail), also directly south of our building. Parking is also: 1) In The Reserve lot (concrete spaces or spaces on the pebbles), 2) On-site in our designated parking area at the intersection of 14th and 41 (follow the small brown Reserve sign). All are a very short walk to The Reserve.