Spoken Word Open Mic originated in Asheville, North Carolina. in early 2015 when Miller began producing storytelling and poetry shows. The audience wanted an open mic format where anyone could take the stage, grab the mic and tell a story or recite a poem to a supportive and enthusiastic audience. These spoken word open mic formats have continued almost monthly in both Asheville, North Carolina. and in Jonesborough.
Sign up begins at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. show. The show is best suited for participants and audience ages 16 years or older, due to possible adult content of the stories and poetry. There is never a theme, never any competition and never any censorship.
The open mic will continue on the second Wednesday of each month in the front parlor of the Historic Eureka Inn. During the warmer weather months, the event will be held in the rear courtyard of the Inn.
March hosts will be Jonesborough storyteller, Lori Olmstead and Moth Story Slam Champion, Lee Lindsey. The event is always free and sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. David Joe Miller of Asheville, North Carolina.