Ghostlight Open Mic at Enliten Cafe–Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at 7:30pm

gaslightOn January 19th theaters participating in the Ghostlight Project will host events to “create a ‘light’ for dark times ahead and make, or renew, a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.”

While Speak For Yourself Open Mic is not a theater, this pledge aligns entirely with our mission and so we invite artists for whom this resonates to join us for a Ghostlight Open Mic at 7:30 pm on Thursday, January 19th at Enliten Bakery and Cafe in Provo (43 E. Center).

A ghost light is a theatrical tradition of leaving one light on in an otherwise darkened theater (to appease the ghosts and/or keep people from accidentally falling off the stage in the dark!) but I have a feeling that there is more light than that in our community.

Bring your words and your ideas for creating brave spaces in Provo through the spoken word.

Where: Enliten Bakery and Cafe – 43 E. Center Street, Provo

When: January 19, 2017 (every Thursday!)

Time: 7:30 p.m. 

For more information about the Ghostlight Project go to

For more information about Speak For Yourself Open Mic go to

Open Mic featuring local writer Karin Anderson–Thursday, May 15 at Enliten Cafe 7:30 pm

Don’t miss local talent and UVU favorite Karin Anderson as she reads from her soon to be published fiction series! There will be a Q&A after, so bring any questions you have about any kind of creative writing. Anderson is thoughtful and generous with her writing advice and just a pleasure to listen to. For more on Anderson, check our her recently published book breach.


Enliten Bakery 43 E Center St. Provo, UT 84606



Dennis Clark reads Laura Hamblin POEMBALL poem . . .

At the Speak for Yourself open mic last Thursday at Enliten Cafe in Provo, Dennis Clark put in a quarter and read this gorgeous POEMBALL poem written by local poet and UVU professor Laura Hamblin.

We had a blast selecting from the local poetry talent and folding each poem into it’s own capsule. Head on down to Enliten Bakery and Cafe to try it out!

You can support local poets for only 25 cents!

Read more about the POEMBALL launch here.