Open Mic Night – Hidden Identities – October

Leaves are blowing in the streets, students are returning to the city, and open mic nights have started up again.  Autumn is definitely here.  And we have a special guest this month at the Creative Cafe and Write Now Open Mic Night, Robert Pimm will be joining us.  Pimm has written the nerve wracking thriller Blood Summit and sharing selections from the book and answering audience audience questions.

Special Guest: Robert Pimm

Robert Pimm lives and works in Vienna.  Widely travelled, he is active on social media, including his blog RobertPimm.com, on twitter as @RobertPimm (including the #ViennaWritingInspiration hashtag) and on Facebook as author.robertpimm.

Blood Summit

More complex than Dan Brown.  More thrilling than Le Carré.  Closer to the truth than either.
Counter-terrorism expert Helen Gale has one job: to protect world leaders at a summit in the Berlin Reichstag.
But terrorists take hostage presidents, prime ministers, one hundred innocent children – and Helen’s journalist husband.
Then the executions start.
Helen’s life implodes. Yet she alone can see the truth. As special forces plan a deadly assault, she must enter the shattered hulk of the Reichstag to try and stop a bloodbath.

“Blood Summit” is available from Shakespeare & Co in Vienna, from Amazon, or on the night at Cafe Korb.

Hidden Identities

For the October 18, 2018 edition of our get together, and in honour of our special guest,  the theme is Hidden Identities.  We will be looking forward to hearing your stories, songs, poems, stand up comedy, and other  creative enterprises in which failed caped crusaders are sharing their memories with aspiring sidekicks, an assassin who is also a noble from a neighbouring country is operating clandestinely in the court of Maria Theresa, or a teenager sneaks into a bar using a false identification card.  This is not an inclusive list, we wanted to give you a few examples to get you started on your way!

The Master of Ceremonies for the Evening

This month the event will be hosted by a member of our writing community, Padraig O’Gorman.  Padraig has published his novel, The Drowning of Innocence.  If you are interested in hosting our open mic night come and see us during the break, we are very nice people, I promise.

The Details

We meet in the basement of Cafe Korb.  To cover the cost of the venue, as this is a collective effort, we ask you to contribute €5 to €10.  Performances start around 19:00, and run for approximately two and a half hours.  However, if you are interested in performing 18:45 is when sign up starts.

Creative endeavours featuring the theme Hidden Identities will be given preference in the performance order.

As this is a joint endeavour between Creative Cafe and Write Now Vienna we have a number of performers.  We ask that you stick to these rough time guidelines so many people get a chance to participate.

  • poetry (max 5 minutes reading time)
  • short story (max 2000 words)
  • novel excerpt (max 1500 words)
  • song (max 5 minutes)
  • stand-up comedy (max 5 minutes)

Bring your stories, songs, comedic acts, novel excerpts, poetry, and whatever else can be written on paper and join us for a fun filled and supportive evening.  We hope to see you there.

Stay tuned for changes coming in November!

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