Richmond Young Writers and Life in Ten Minutes launch Night balloon Rodeo, an open mic reading series for two age groups: 12-17 and 18+. Night Balloon Rodeo combines the thematic anticipation of Secretly Y'all with the spontaneity of an open mic, and there's a bit of extra Richmond Young Writers/Life in Ten Minutes magic mixed in, too. REGISTER FOR A READING SLOT at http://www.richmondyoungwriters.com/open-mic/ UPCOMING DATES: OCTOBER 12th, 6:30-8pm — Imitation / ages 12-17 OCTOBER 26th, 6:30-8pm — Imitation / ages 18-106 (costumes highly recommended and exquisitely welcomed) NOVEMBER 10th, 6:30-8pm — Ancestry / ages 12-17 NOVEMBER 24th, 6:30-8pm — Ancestry / ages 18-106 DECEMBER 14th, 6:30-8pm — Myth / ages 12-106 Night Balloon Rodeo Open Mic Reading Series is a seasonal event established for creative types of all ages curious about the possibilities language holds. Each night will offer a space for spectacle, regeneration, interpretation, surprise, the ethereal, the hidden, the forbidden, marvel, extravaganza, slant, embellishment, dreams, enigma, tomfoolery, communion, and madness. Night Balloon Rodeo meets six times biannually in the living room of creative writing hub Richmond Young Writers/Life in 10 Minutes, located at 2707 W. Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23220, and will occasionally host other affiliated special readings and events meetings related to the series.