Casting call

Motown Mic: The Spoken Word

When: Fridays, 8-10 p.m. Continues through April 28 2017

Motown Mic: The Spoken Word, which is open to the public, invites poets to perform original pieces. During the events, two winners will be chosen by a panel of judges to advance to the grand finale on May 19 at the Garden Theater where they will perform Motown-inspired pieces and compete for the opportunity to be named the 2017 Motown Mic: The Spoken Word Artist of the Year, win a $1,000 cash prize and have their work published on a literary broadside

Price: $5-$10