WORD Open Mic Nights

04/05/2024 - 6:00pm

Got something to say? A song to sing? A dance to dance? News to share with the community?

Do it at Open Mic Night at WORD Jersey City!

Join your host Emdash and WORD JC once a month(ish) and check out the many and varied talents your neighbors and community have to offer, and take the mic yourself to share your own!


We're back!

Our next Open Mic Night will be FRIDAY April 5th, 2024!

Sign ups for slots will start in-store at 5:45PM

Open Mic performers receive 3 minutes!


Features to be announced


Open Mic Nights are hosted by:

Emily Lu Gao (“Emdash”, she/they) is a poet who can't snap, writer, auntie, and daughter of Chinese immigrants. Her poetry has been performed at La Palabra Gallery, San Diego Art Institute and Historic Filipinotown LA. Meanwhile, her words have been published in Kissing Dynamite, Queer Rain, The Bellingham Review, sine theta, poetry.online and more. Her work aims to heal, grow and decolonize. She graduated from Pitzer College majoring in Asian American Studies. They also hold a MFA in Poetry from Rutgers-Newark where she also taught undergraduates. Find out more at emdashsays.com or on Twitter & IG @emdashsays.


In person at WORD JC, 29 McWilliams Pl, Jersey City, NJ. 

Do not attend the event if you are feeling ill. Location and time subject to change.

Masks are appreciated~



If you're interested in being considered as a featured act for future open mics, please contact Emdash (emily.lu.gao@gmail.com).

If you're a vendor/non-profit who'd like to set up a table during the event, please contact Mindy (events@wordbookstores.com)

If you have additional questions about Open Mic Night, please contact Mindy (events@wordbookstores.com)