WORD Open Mic Nights

09/23/2022 - 6:00pm

Got something to say? A song to sing? Some 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!


Our next Open Mic Night is on Friday September 23, 2022, starting at 6:00PM

Sign ups for slots will start in-store at 5:30PM

Featured performances  from Mansi Dahal and Alvin Eng!


Mansi Dahal is a writer from Nepal currently getting an MFA at Columbia University. Her work has appeared in Poetry Foundation and will be appearing in the forthcoming issues of Colorado Review and Palette poetry. 


Alvin Eng is a native NYC playwright/memoirist, performer and educator. His memoir, OUR LAUNDRY, OUR TOWN (My Chinese American Life from Flushing to the Downtown Stage and Beyond), was published by Fordham University Press in May 2022. The memoir was covered by The New York Times and NPR/WNYC among others. THREE TREES, the first of Eng’s Portrait Plays series of historical dramas about artists, was recently published by No Passport Press. This work dramatizes the haunting relationship between sculptor Alberto Giacometti and his primary 1950s muse/model, Japanese philosopher, Isaku Yanaihara. On October 14, he will perform from his acoustic punk raconteur work, HERE COMES JOHNNY YEN AGAIN (or How I Kicked Punk), as part of “Hong Kong Handover, 25 Years Later: NYC Chinese American Artists Respond” at the Church Street School of Music and Art in Tribeca. He was awarded an LMCC Creative Engagement grant to produce this event. He is a three-time recipient of NYSCA/NYFA Fellowships––most recently in 2020 for Nonfiction Literature. Engs plays and performances have been seen Off-Broadway, throughout the U.S., as well as in Paris, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China. www.alvineng.com  


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 required



If you're interested in being considered as a feature 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)

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