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Common Ground Open Mic

  • Caboose Commons 2918 Eskridge Road Fairfax, VA 22031 (map)

Common Ground Open Mic is a platform for poets, writers, and songwriters to get together to share and discuss ideas. The second Tuesday of each month, Caboose Commons will provide an event space to publicly share literary work in a safe space. Open Mic will be themed to promote awareness to a topic or theme of life. Things may be light and fun, or dark and sorrowful, but in the light and darkness of life we stand together, support one another, and speak as one voice, the voice of humanity. Here we all stand on a common ground shared by humanity. 

Please feel free to share your work prior to the event, in our Common Ground Open Mic group. The group is for people to post their poetry and offer critiques and conversation:

January: New beginnings
February: Kinship over a cup of coffee
March: Finding the beauty within a storm
April: Fools and tricksters - which are you?
May: Healing wounds inflicted from the impact of mental health disease 
June: A stranger in a strange land
July: Independence and sacrifice
August: Finding balance, or avoiding it
Sept: First day
Oct: Face your fear 
Nov: Lollipop moment - A moment when a stranger has changed your world… and they have no idea.
Dec: The greatest gift

Earlier Event: January 8
Taco Tuesday
Later Event: January 9
Yoga With Alyson