Spoken Views, created by Iain “Emic” Watson & Tony “Talik” Walker in the late part of 2006, is a collective of spoken word poets, writers, artists and musicians that host a monthly open-mic style showcase at West Street Market on the third Wednesday of every month. Each event features the core group of Spoken Views poets, new readers, occasional readers, a featured guest poet, and a musical act. Â These events have brought a crowd and participating group of readers from all walks of life, young & old.
Spoken Views seeks to bring awareness to Renoâ€™s forever growing art scene, while supporting expression through poetry, performance, writing, words, and voice. Â Spoken Views also works to provide opportunities for people of all-ages and skill sets to hone and perfect their craft. Â In addition to the monthly events, Spoken Views hosts spoken word and slam events, and is working on forming a Reno slam team to compete regionally and nationally.
The Spoken Views takes place on the third Wednesday of every month at The Studio, located at 1085 S. Virginia Street, Suite D, right above the Spy Shop. 7:30pm sign-ups/8pm event.