Coming to CONTEXT? Then enter the Beatnik Cafe! (Extended deadline)

TL;DR:  Hey everyone, we have extended the deadline for Beatnik Cafe submissions to September 10. Please send them in asap if you’re interested in reading at the event!

The Western Ohio Writers Association Beanik Cafe is a live reading that pays homage to the hole-in-the-wall poetry clubs of the 1960s, but with a more modern style. Reading aloud from original work, each writer will take the stage for 10 minutes, dazzling audiences with short stories, poetry or who knows what. Reading authors are encouraged to perform their work for the audience taking into account style and entertainment quality when presenting.

Perspective Beatnik performing authors should submit their ORIGINAL story or poetry to be chosen by our committee to read in the performance. Each submission should be accompanied by a 150-word bio with complete contact information – name, phone and email. Please submit only ONE story / poem per person. Maximum length: 1200 words. We will choose the best of 10 original pieces, any genre, no theme. Submissions should be sent in by 11PM on August 1st, 2014. Submit stories to and put Context Beatnik Submission in the subject line. By submitting their work for consideration for Beatnik, each author/performer has agreed he or she will in attendance at Context and present on Saturday evening to perform at the event.

How it works: Emceed by WOWA Executive Director, Gery L. Deer, the performance will be ordered based on the style and type of stories. The bio submitted with each story will serve as the basis for an introduction given by the MC. Each author will have 10 minutes to perform his or her story for the crowd.

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