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Spoken Word Open Mic
June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
David Joe Miller Presents Spoken Word Open Mic at the Historic Eureka Inn in downtown Jonesborough on Wednesday June 12th at 7pm. This successful open mic, for spoken word, continues to grow in popularity with some participants driving from as far as North Carolina and Virginia for a chance to read their poetry or tell their story in front of a live audience in Jonesborough each month.
This month’s event will feature special guest host, Dennis Brooks. Brooks is an Assistant District Attorney and author of “Too Pretty To Live,” a story about the bizarre Facebook hoax that escalated into a double murder. Brooks was the prosecutor in that case in Johnson County, Tennessee. A veteran of more than 100 jury trials, including 18 jury verdicts of first-degree murder, Brooks began writing when he was younger. He was a sports writer for the Johnson City Press and a stringer for the Bristol Herald Courier and Maryville Daily Times. Brooks says, of the double murder case, “I already knew the story, I just needed to lay it out. I thought, ‘let’s see where this goes.’ I rekindled my love for writing!”
Joining Brooks will be Jonesborough storyteller and producer, Lori Olmstead. Lori is a favorite Jonesborough storyteller from Vernal, Utah, where she is founder of the 15 year old, VernalUTAH Storytelling Festival.
Spoken Word Open Mic is always free and sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. David Joe Miller of Asheville, NC. Sign up begins at 6:15pm for the 7pm show. If weather permits the show will take place in the courtyard, otherwise the stories will be heard in the parlor of The History Eureka Inn at 127 West Main Street in Jonesborough. Participants will be limited to ten minutes of stage time to tell, recite or read their work. As always there is no competition, no theme and no censorship.