The US embassy in Qatar is calling on spoken word performers, musicians, poets and writers of all levels and ages to share their work at an ‘Open Mic Night’ on November 11, at Katara, under the theme of ‘Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities’.
The event takes place in Katara building number 15, Main Hall, on from 6-8 pm. The evening is one of many special events organised for the US embassy’s Discover America Festival.
Open Mic Night is an opportunity for amateur performers, professionals, and just about everyone else who wants to express themselves, or try out new material and share their work with other members of the audience. Artists and audience members both benefit.
Prizes will be awarded for the best performances of the night. Those who like to  participate, can provide their name at the door, and will be given a slot for performance. 
The ‘Open Mic Night’ is being organised by the youth outreach initiative, the Young Writer’s Programme,  a joint partnership between the US embassy Qatar and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. The mission of the programme is to encourage Qatar’s youth to read, write, and think critically about important topics in society. Since the programme’s inception in 2014, students from 122
Ministry schools have participated. 
The event also forms part of Doha Learning Week, the flagship education festival of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) taking place in Doha, November 10-16.
The Discover America Festival will be on-going until  November 18 with various activities held across the country.

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