Spalding at 21c: Voice and Vision is a fast-paced reading series that allows for up to six featured readers in a variety of genres to showcase their writing in one energetic space. Spalding invites established and emerging voices from the region to share their work against the backdrop of a world-renowned contemporary art collection. Entering its fourth season, all readings take place 6:00-7:15 p.m. at the 21c Museum Hotel, 700 West Main Street, and are free and open to the public. The series runs the third Thursday of every month, May through September.
The evening begins with a few open-mic presentations of 1- to 2-minute readings of works in progress. Individuals may sign up for an open-mic presentation on a first-come, first-serve basis just before the evening program begins; however, open-mic readings should be rehearsed and carefully timed at home not to exceed two minutes.