Registration is closed. Walk-ins will be welcomed until capacity is reached.

Some say a picture is worth 1,000 words.

This spring, the Nuyorican Poets Café brings its iconic poetry events to ICP for a series of open-mics with a photographic twist! Visit to share your poetic take inspired by a photograph for a live audience.

This installment of 1,000 Words will take place in ICP's cafe while the galleries are closed for installation. Free to attend with registration in advance strongly recommended.

How It Works
6:00 PM
Check in.
The open mic list is open for all attendees, sign up onsite, first come, first served. Each performer is encouraged to provide one photograph to perform in front of — please have your image ready to share via email upon arrival.
6:30 PM
Performances begin.
Each performer is allowed 3 minutes.
8 PM 
End of performances.

The 1,000 Words Open Mic series is hosted by Felicia Cade every other month at ICP. Upcoming dates: March 7 and May 9.

Image by Gabrielle Ravet