Thu, Jan 25th, 7-9pm, Open Mic – AV Words on Fire ! – Spoken Word Open Mic Featuring: Stephen Novik
Still chasing that initial burst of “performer’s high”, and calling himself the ‘Eccentric Edmontonian Poet’, Stephen’s next chapter began to write itself shortly after he (along with his parents) moved into an uncle’s house in Port Alberni in May 2012. Stephen started frequenting Char’s Landing and the “Alberni Valley Words On Fire!” open mic night held monthly there. In 2013, Stephen self-published his first chapbook of poetry, WordSlinger’s Poemfolio, following that up two years later with his second chapbook, I Kill Me Sometimes. Stephen has also been fortunate to appear on stage at the Capitol Theatre in two Portal Players Dramatic Society productions, Let’s Murder Marsha and The Witches as well as playing in the fabulous and fun radio plays put on by the Art Matters Society as part of the Art Rave/Solstice Festivals. In 2015, Stephen became the “Alberni Valley Words On Fire!” show’s host and co-producer. Stephen has also appeared at several “open mics” around Vancouver Island, including Fat Oyster Reading series (Fanny Bay), Qualicum Acoustic Café (Qualicum Beach) Poetry@ Red Tree (Courtenay), and WordStorm and 15 Minutes of Infamy in the delightful harbour city, Nanaimo! Stephen has recently released his third chapbook of unique, wacky light verse and humour, Whimmill Product. Stephen hopes he inspires his audiences to play and have fun with language, and that they too will someday soon step up to the mic to tell their stories, poems, songs, etc.. You really can do anything you want!
He believes himself to be extremely lucky to be so surrounded by creativity, so keep it going and growing, Port Alberni!
Admission by donation, suggested $5 (in lieu of hall rental). Sign up at the door. ***CHAR’S IS NOW KID-FRIENDLY***
Bring your writing, friends, and enthusiasm. (last Thursday of each month)
Admission by donation, suggested $5 (in lieu of hall rental).
Sign up at the door.
***CHAR’S IS NOW KID-FRIENDLY***
Bring your writing, friends, and enthusiasm.
FMI contact host Stephen Novik email@example.com
FMI Fran Thiessen firstname.lastname@example.org
Char’s 19+ Lounge open 4pm-12midnight Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun
www.charslanding.com Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle @5th. Port Alberni V9Y 1V9