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“Open Mike Night” for Writers

“Open Mike Night” for Writers

Image by illustrator/author Elizabeth Sayles, RCC adjunct faculty, Art, and instructor at the Center for Personal & Professional Development.


Writers Invited to Second "Open Mike Night" at Rockland Community College


Free and open to the public


Suffern, NY - Writers of all genres are invited to read their work for up to five minutes at the "Open Mike Night" hosted by the Center for Personal & Professional Development (CPPD) at Rockland Community College.


Thursday, March 25, 7 – 9 p.m. (sign-in begins at 6:30 p.m.)

"Open Mike Night for Writers"

Cultural Arts Center, Faculty/Staff Dining Room (off Cafeteria), RCC, Suffern

Admission:  Free but please RSVP to or 845-574-4244


Writers are invited to read (or sing) their work for up to five minutes. All genres are welcome including memoirs, music, fiction, essays, poetry, screenplays, etc. Published authors are welcome to make their books available for sale at the end of the evening.


At the last "Open Mike Night" held on December 8, writers of all ages shared everything from poetry to memoirs. Oscar White, an editor of the magazine, Still Kickin’, and author of a book about his work photographing U.S. presidents, told the audience he was looking for submissions to his magazine. Other writers included an RCC student who introduced his poetry by saying he had grown up on the streets and a retired Monsey dentist who shared an unusual answer to a prayer in his short story.


To learn about writing, publishing, illustrating, and all other non-credit courses offered through the Center for Personal & Professional Development, contact CPPD at (845) 574-4151 or For a full CPPD course listing, visit


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Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality a price you can afford.

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