About Speak Easy: Open Topic On Demand

We're back to doing what we do best: bringing local writers to our stage to read their short prose and poetry.. Watch their performances after-the-fact from the comfort of your own home through the magic of video-on-demand!

Rochester Spoken Word

Founded by Scott Seifritz and Evvy Fanning after a number of Old Fashioneds, Rochester Spoken Word was created as a way for local writers to be heard — literally. It was founded upon the belief that there is a rhythm and flow to good writing that can only be identified when a work is read aloud, and that real-time audience feedback is beneficial to a writer in determining whether their words are properly conveying their message. With these tenets in mind, they came up with the idea for the Speak Easy series which mixes two of their favorite pastimes: talking and drinking.