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OPEN MIC 11: BIGGER
Nov
11
8:30 PM20:30

OPEN MIC 11: BIGGER

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BIGGER THAN EVER

We're back, but this time we're bigger.  

Marilena Zackheos, aka the Poet in the Leopard Skin Slippers, will be emceeing. Expect a guest appearance by Mexican-Cypriot haiku artist/celebrity motorcyclist Fortino Samano, who will be promoting his latest book, Scrambler, a collection of Cypriot haikus written on sabbatical from the University of Kyoto and due out this November from our local OWK Press.

We welcome most forms of oral expression, but frown upon excessive* lewdness, monkey routines and hogging of the mic.

Entrance is free.

Special thanks to Orestes and Prozak Kafeneio for so generously promoting our brand of civil disobedience.

*jailable

Questions? Talk to the Man.

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AFRO BANANA OPEN MIC NIGHT
Jul
8
8:30 PM20:30

AFRO BANANA OPEN MIC NIGHT

Write CY will proudly be staging an Open Mic event at the Afro Banana Republic Festival in Kornos Saturday July 8, 2017 at 20:30.

If you'd like to perform an original story, song, poem or spoken word piece in five minutes or less, fill out this form to book a slot. 

Our theme is: stranger than fiction.

We welcome any performances that deal with this theme broadly speaking. If you have a poem about your dead cat, please don't bring it. If you have a poem about your dead cat eating your roommate named Kim Jong Un Junior, by all means book a spot.  

If you have any questions or difficulties registering, contact Max @writecy.com.

 
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OPEN MIC NIGHT 10: SEX
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT 10: SEX

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Join us at Prozak Kafeneio Wed 10 May 8-11PM for an evening celebrating natural, supernatural and deviant verbal expressions of the joys and tribulations of copulation. Performances and readings shouldn't be more than 5 minutes long, and preferably less. Work must be original and can be performed in any language you want, unless you're grunting, oohing or aahing, in which case we prefer English or Cypriot.

Join Open Mic Night 10 on Facebook.

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OPEN MIC NIGHT 9: BETRAYAL
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT 9: BETRAYAL

Have you been stabbed in the heart or back recently? We're looking for some hardcore betrayal——poems, stories, songs, rants, manifestos or laments of 5 minutes or less will do. Anything over that, we'll truss you up like a turkey and hang you from the rafters.

Open Mic Night 9 is going down on Wednesday 22 March, 2017 20:00-23:00 at Prozak Kafeneio. If you've got material to perform, please sign up by 19:45. Check out some of our past performances here.

€2 euro donations to the Write CY Solvency Fund will be collected in a halloumi jar by Cypriot haiku artist Fortino Samano.

Like what we're doing? Don't keep us a secret. 

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OPEN MIC NIGHT 8: WORLD GONE WRONG
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT 8: WORLD GONE WRONG

As the world goes to hell around you, you could use a night of orally delivered debauchery. We welcome poetry, short fiction, true stories, original songs, performance art and anything at all on the unfairly maligned and démodé practice of ritual head shrinking. We usually start at 20:00 and finish by 23:00, just in time to hit the bars. You can talk to us in any language you want, even Klingon, though we prefer Cypriot, English and Greek. 

Check out our past performances here.

Pass us on to your friends here. (Seriously, pass us on.)

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OPEN MIC NIGHT 7
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT 7

Ever had your garbage can stolen?

We know just how you feel.

Join us at Prozak Kafeneio for a night of reminiscence, condolence, unwarranted moaning, fiery speeches, well-meaning lies and amplified poetry. We promise you nothing short of a 3-hour spectacle on an empty stomach on par with anything Wagner ever created for consumption in 8 fully fed.

And beer and zivania on a cold night.

And Cypriot haikouthkia.

What more could you ask for?

Seriously what?

For general guidelines, past performances and a stunning mp3 featuring Cypriot celebrity haiku artist Fortino Samano: click here.

As usual, Mr. Samano, a big fellow, will be collecting our €2 donations at a table laden with finger foods and empty beer bottles. 

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OPEN MIC NIGHT 6: REVENGE OF THE MERCEDES
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT 6: REVENGE OF THE MERCEDES

Did you miss Open Mic Night 5? Then this is your chance to hear celebrity haiku artist Fortino Samano performing more unmarketable Cypriot haikus, future primitive Alexis Karkotis reading his hallucinatory ethnographic reports from the future, and Katherine Toumbourou telling a story that she actually has more than ten minutes to prepare. Look also for new stories from storytellers James "Sleazy Bristol" Mackay and Vanja Radivojevic-Savva. Rumor has it that Max Sheridan will even be singing an original song called Mercedes. Join us for all that and more original poetry, short fiction and performance art in Cypriot, English and Greek on Wednesday 16 November, 2016 8-11PM at Prozak Kafeneio. €2 donations will be collected by Fortino Samano himself. Don't mess with him.

Important: Anyone can perform original work. If you want to perform your work, please get there a little earlier and sign up by 7:30PM. Click here for the official guidelines in English and Greek.


Επεθύμησες το πιλέ το Open Mic Night 5; Έσιεις την ευκαιρία καλό να ακούσεις τον διάσημο δημιουργό Fortino Samano να ερμηνεύκει τζι'άλλα ξεχωριστά κυπριακά haikus -τα γνωστά τζιαι ως "χαϊκούθκια", τον πρωτόγονο Αλέξη Καρκώτη να θκιαβαζει παραισθησιογόνες εθνογραφικές ανταποκρίσεις που το μέλλον τζιαι την Katherine Toumbourou να λαλεί ιστορίες που εσκάρωσεν μες σε δέκα λεπτούθκια. Ιστορίες εν να ακούσεις τζιαι που τον James "Sleazy Bristol" Mackay τζιαι την Vanja Radivojevic-Savva. Φήμες ακουστήκασιν ότι ο Max Sheridan εν να τραουδήσει τζιαινούρκον δικό του τραούδιν με τίτλο "Mercedes". Κόπιασε για ούλλα τούτα τζιαι για άλλα τόσα, αυθεντική ποίηση, μιτσιά διηγήματα τζιαι σύντομες παραστάσεις στα Κυπριακά, τα Εγγλέζικα τζιαι τα Ελληνικά την Τετάρτη 16 του Νιόβρη, που τες οκτώ το δείλις στο Πρόζακ Καφενείο. Ο Fortino Samano εν να γυρίζει με μαστραππούιν τζιαι εν να μαζεύκει 2ευρα σελίνια για εισφορά στο ταμείο του WriteCY. Πρόσεξε γιατί εν τζιαι σηκώνει πολλά πολλά!

Σημείωση: Ούλλοι όσοι θέλουν να συμμετέχουν, πρέπει να παρουσιάσουν δική τους, αυθεντική δουλειάν. Αν θέλεις να ακουστούν τζιαι τα δικά σου τα γραψίμια, έλα νάκκον πιο νωρίς, κανένα μισάωρο, για να προλάβεις να γραφτείς μες τη λίστα με τους συμμετέχοντες. Τσίλλα δαμέ για τες επίσημες οδηγίες στα Εγγλέζικα τζιαι τα Ελληνικά.

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OPEN MIC NIGHT 4
May
21
8:00 PM20:00

OPEN MIC NIGHT 4

Join us at Prozak Kafeneio on May 21, 2016 8-11PM for live stories, poetry, memoir, music and more. What do we mean by "more"? Not a guest appearance by Peter Wyngarde (above), that's for sure, but just about anything else.

Open Mic 4 will be featuring 10 storytellers chosen from a hat with an interlude where anyone can read anything (within limits.) What do we mean by "within limits"? Well, look at Peter Wyngarde's moustache (above.) Would you wear it? That's kind of what we mean. Anything goes, folks, but nothing in bad taste.

We wonder: will reigning champion James Mackay return to defend his title? And claim his 3 free drinks? Will Marilena Zackheos appear in her fluffy red Write CY house slippers? What will the prizes be this time? Will we hear some stories in Cypriot? The suspense thickens.

Drop by to find out. 

For complete guidelines, click on the button.

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