Center for Creativity

Open Mics

Winter/Spring 2020 Open Mic @ Nordy's

Thursday, Feb. 20  |  8:30-10 p.m. 

We provide a stage, a mic, and a supportive environment, whether you're an experienced performer or a first-timer.

You provide your own unique creative voice. 

Join us for the Center for Creativity Open Mic Night at Nordy’s Place (lower level of the William Pitt Union) on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 8:30-10 p.m. 

Free snacks and great entertainment!

For more information about what to expect, and answers to frequently-asked questions about content/language, see our Open Mic Info & Gallery page.

Important Info

  • Open mic sign up is first-come, first-served and begins at 8:30 p.m.  
  • Performance slots are 6-8 minutes each. 
  • Every kind of performance is welcome: poetry or prose, music (original or covers), dance, comedy, storytelling, magic…. Can you do it in public? You can sign up for a slot!
  • Musicians, bring your own instruments! 

Open mic nights are free and open to all members of the University of Pittsburgh community.

Bring your talent. Bring a friend. Bring it on. 


Our featured performers for February


Eden Petri

Eden has lived in Pittsburgh her entire life, a city mapped on the back of her hands. She is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh, where she studies computer science with a minor in English literature. 

Her poetry has been published in Collision and her fiction in The Three Rivers Review. She spends most of her free time exploring the stacks of the Carnegie Library, writing, and wandering.



Taylor Waits

Taylor Waits is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy for Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work centers pedagogy, Black teens, and African-American rhetoric while fusing her love of writing, music, mentorship, and community service to communicate the stories of groups who are often silenced in American society.

Born in Houston, raised in Washington, DC, and living her young adult life in the South, Waits combines all of her experiences in her projects. She currently works with high-school aged students, provides graduate school consulting services, scholarship and fellowship application assistance, and also deejays on the side.

She aspires to open her own high school after her graduate work, continue to service her community, and work in the academy. 

You can find her on Insta @taywaits or on the web at