Two words that strike terror into many writers’ hearts: open mic. It does me.

Stand up in front of a crowd of my harshest critics?

Don’t think of it like that.

How about taking the opportunity to talk about the book you’ve created, nurtured, tweaked and caressed (is that last one just me?). 

At The Word, you will be among friends who want you to succeed, so take a minute to read your favourite passage, pitch your book, or just talk about the process of writing. Let us know now if you’d like a slot.

Keep it short, finish on a high note, then listen to the applause catch fire.