Talk Is Cheap: A Guide to Affordable Open-Mics in Philly

By Ada Kulesza
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When technology was cruder, people learned from each other through word of mouth. Sometimes life teaches us more than a class can, so expand your consciousness of human experience by taking in the words and rhythms of Philadelphia’s finest poets and storytellers at these open mics.


Take a little excursion to hear a reading featuring a slew of laudable poets at the Montgomery County Wordshop, followed by an open mic. April 9, 7pm. The Water Gallery, 319 W. Main St., Lansdale. 215.393.7180.


Philadelphia versus Boston in Philly vs. Boston Slam! During this story slam competition, see if your Eagles fervor can cross over to rooting for First Person Arts going head to head with the massholes, massmouth, about science. April 15 at 7:30pm. $15. Free Library, 1901 Vine St. 800.595.4849.


InFusion will host the FUZE Poetry Slam and Open Mic in a battle of wits and words, open to the public in all manners of styling and subject. April 8, 8pm. $5. InFusion Coffee & Tea, 7133 Germantown Ave. 215.888.2529.


Dowlings Palace’s got eclectic hosts for Jus’ Words, an open mic with a featured performer meant for keeping the spoken-word tradition alive. April 7, $3 before 9:30pm. Dowling Palace, 1310 N. Broad St. 215.236.9888.


The Crossroads Coffee House hosts an open poetry reading and discussion. Readers can recite something original, famous or obscure but meaningful. Beginning May 10, 7pm. Crossroads Coffee House, 6156 Ridge Ave. 215.487.1923.

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