A Celebration of the Written Word


Join us at Jirani Coffeehouse in Old Towne, Manassas, every fourth Friday of the month!

Spilled Ink begins at 7:00 p.m. and runs until 10:00 p.m.

Spilled Ink is an open mic night that celebrates the written word. Join local authors, poets, and scribblers as they read their work. All are welcome to listen or read! Be brave!

We have many ages of presenters so we ask that all material be at a PG-13 rating.

How much should you read? I was talking with Robert Scott, and he said he uses the following rule at Deja Brew: "2,000 words and you are good to go!" Dan Verner added, "I’d say 8 to 10 minutes, or 1200 to 1500 words. I think this would serve our large crowds."