Open Mics




MooseStorytelling/Spoken Word Open Mic For Grown Up Storytellers and Story Listeners

Open Mic w/ Featured Teller – 10 minute slots, sign up by 7:00 PM

The 2nd Wednesday of Every Month
6:30-9:00 PM
Rines Auditorium Portland Public Library
5 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101

More Information: Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts (MOOSE)

SeanachieNightsSeanachie Nights

Performance Series with a focus on traditional storytelling and music (Celtic/British and more). $9 suggested donation. Dinner and drinks available while enjoying the show. For Adults

Third Monday of each month unless otherwise stated
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Bull Feeney’s Pub
375 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101

More Information: Lynne Cullen – Producer/Creator/Host
207-253-0288 (go to the events page for schedule of performances)


Story SpaceThe Story Space

Open Mic w/Featured Teller. For Storytellers of all ages, levels & experience (first time tellers encouraged). Open Telling followed by Featured Teller – 8 minute slots, sign up by 7:00 PM

Every Tuesday Night
6:45 – 9:00 PM
Registration: Put name in Tin by 7:00pm. First time at the Story Space – put name in special Tin! Check the Website for this week’s Feature and Host.

Out of the Blue Too Gallery
541 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

More Information: The Story Space, Mike Cohen

SpeakUpSpeak Up

Spoken Word Open Mic w/ Feature Teller. For Adults

Come to the Walnut Street Coffee Cafe for the best in poetry, storytelling, jive talking and community. Sign up for your five minutes of fame on the open mike. The sign up opens at 7:00 PM with the actual talking kicking off at 7:30 PM.
Speak Up has a three obscenity minimum. Speak Up is a free speech zone. Say what ever is on your mind. We are always looking for our next featured performer. It could be you. Cafe limited to 42 people. Pass the hat for the Feature.

Every Wednesday Night
7:30 to 10:00 PM (Featured Performer speaks from 8:30 to 9:00 PM)
The Walnut Street Coffee Café
157 Walnut St., Lynn, MA

More Information: Tony Toledo, Speak Up EMCEE, storyteller, court jester, coin giver
978-921-GOAT (4628)


Expresso Open MicExpresso Yourself Coffeehouse

The Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse is an opportunity for spoken word artists to share their poetry, stories, and songs. It is held the last Saturday of every month at 7-9 PM at First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Medfield, MA. Each month has a different theme. Teens and adults welcome to participate or listen. We have 12 open mic slots of 5 minutes each; staying to the theme is encouraged. Then our feature tells for about 40 minutes. We pay a small stipend to the feature. All events are filmed by Medfield TV and available at a later date on youtube. Suggested donation is $5; students $3. Refreshments by Starbucks of Medfield.
Thea Iberall, storyteller, host, curator
Last Saturday of the Month
7:00 to 9:00 PM
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
26 North Street
Medfield, MA
More Information: Thea Iberall
(562) 243-0191


Tea & Tales

Tea & Tales is a monthly event that is held on the last Tuesday of each month. Doors open at 7pm. Stories begin with an open mic at 7:30pm. A featured storyteller begins after a short break at 8pm. Refreshments are available and Donations are gladly accepted.

To be considered as a featured teller for this event contact Lauretta Phillips at Storytellers from New England and as far away as England have performed at Tea & Tales.

Last Tuesday of each month
7:00 – 9:00 PM (Doors open at 7:00 PM and stories start at 7:30 PM)
Franklin Public Library
310 Central Street, Franklin, NH

More Information: Lauretta Phillips 603-735-5965

Storytelling in the Pantry

Catering to the Spoken Word for Adults & Families
An opening act is followed by the featured teller

2nd Friday of each month
6:45 – 8:00 PM
The Portable Pantry
12 Hanson Street, Rochester, NH

More Information:


Voice Mail

Open Telling w/Feature Teller for Adults
Come early for soup bar. Open mic slots of 5-7 minutes that begin at 7:00 PM Donations will be collected and split 50/50 between the feature teller and the CT Storytelling Center.

Monthly 7:00 – 9:00 PM (The monthly featured teller goes on at 7:30 PM)
The Mansfield General Store
Rte 195 Storrs Rd., Mansfield Center, CT

More Information: Carolyn Stearns