Introducing Literary Open Mic Nights at the Hardback Café, Sponsored by the Farmington Writers Circle

The Farmington Writers Circle is starting a new feature in sponsoring a literary open mic night at the Entertainmart

Official Author's Photo from March, 2015
Official Author’s Photo
from March, 2015

(formerly Hasting’s) Hardback Café.  The first performance will be Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. followed by a meeting of the Farmington Writer’s Circle.  We hope to have a half-hour performance at 6:30 p.m. preceding each Writers Circle meeting on the second Thursday of each month (February is an exception and we will be meeting on the third Thursday).

On February 16, I will be reading selections from my short story collection, The Scent and Other Stories: The Dark Side of Love, followed by a short open discussion and a questions and answers session.  Follow this link to learn more about The Scent…

In the future, we hope to have other members of the Writers Circle read from their works.

However, you do not have to be a member (not at this point, but maybe later) to read from your works.  Simply notify me through this website and I will schedule you for a slot.  However, members will have the first choice of slots.

All I ask is that, because there are families and children in Entertainmart, that you choose something that does not contain obscenity, explicit erotica, graphic violence, or anything generally considered in bad taste.  Please keep your readings to the G or PG level.  If you must read a passage containing vulgarities, please bleep them out, whistle, or do something entertaining other than saying them out loud (miming them or acting them out is not allowed either).

Also, please don’t read from someone else’s works.  We want to hear your voice, the voice of Farmington.  Hemingway and Shakespeare are great, but everyone knows them, even if they haven’t read them.

Be aware, the Writers Circle will not be the only ones attending your reading.  The Hardback Café is open to the public and the public will be moving in and out and having their coffee.

For more information, contact me via this website.

The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Again on February 16.

image001The Farmington Writers Circle meets again on Thursday, February 16, in the Entertainmart (formerly Hardback) Café at 7:00 pm.  I will be leading the discussion on the second part of what I have learned from publishing on Kindle and using their marketing tools.  Other topics, such as developing a literary open mic night, and developing a website for the Writers Circle will also be discussed. Everyone is invited.  There is no charge and no membership requirements.

Preceding the meeting, starting at 6:30 pm, I will be reading selections from my short story collection The Scent and Other Stories: The Dark Side of Love.

The Farmington Writers Circle is a group of local writers who are interested in exploring and developing new means of marketing and publicizing their works.

For more information, contact Phil Slattery at or via @philslattery201 or via this website.