Open Mic Summer Series with TSLR

TSLR is excited to re-launch its open mic nights with a summer series. We will host the open mic every first Thursday from May to August at Lychee Lounge in Shanghai, starting 8 pm.


As a kind support for our event, Lychee Lounge is offering a 10% discount for us for pre-show reservations as well as drink specials. You can use the link for Lychee Lounge to make reservations.

We'll kick off the evening with a fun and generative writing exercise, and then we'll jump into our readings. All are welcome and readers can sign up via the QR code given below.


Our poetry editor, Alice Pettway, will also read from her newest collection, Moth, at the open mic on 2nd May. Moth will be available for sale at the venue.

Praise for Moth:

Moth is a flight. One I’m sure I will take again. At the last page, I realize Pettway has turned me into the eponymous moth, desperate for that beautiful and dangerous fire that burns in only the best poems but which seems to burn here in every poem. Pettway connected me to the easy longings and heavy sorrows of navigating life. And when a poet draws me back to see new humanity, to see more of my own, what else can be said, except thank you.” —After the Pause Literary Journal


The latest issue of TSLR will also be available for purchase on all open mic events.

Please limit your reading to 5–7 minutes. Only original material allowed. Readers can arrive by 7:45 to confirm their spot.

We hope to see you there!