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During a WSW Open Mic Nights, members and future members read brief excerpts from their prose and poetry. Others attend just to socialize. The purpose is to give writers and poets greater experience in presenting to a live, friendly, and receptive audience. Unlike the process at a “slam,” there’s no judging.


Since its inception in late 2005, Open Mic Nights has consistently been one of WSW’s most popular events.

The Word Is Out

The Word is Out is currently meeting via ZOOM due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

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The Word Is Out! is a poetry open mic sponsored by the Forsyth County Public Library, in partnership with Winston Salem Writers. This event is free and open to the public.


Join us to read or listen on the last Tuesday of each month.

Held at the Forsyth County Central Library auditorium, 660 W Fifth St, Winston-Salem

SIGN-UP to read begins at 5:45pm.
Readings begin promptly at 6:00pm and lasts until 7:45pm.

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