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Join us Monday, October 14th from 5:30-7:00 PM for Foggy Minds Open Mic at Foggy Pine Books on King Street in downtown Boone! This will be a reoccurring event so mark your calendars for the 2nd Monday of every month! Musicians, Poets, Comedians and Magicians WELCOME! Sets are 15 mins. Questions? Email us at

This is a FREE event.

Spalted word Open Mic 1 year anniversary // Sunnyside mercantile Winston-Salem, NC 10.17.19

OUR WINSTON-SALEM OPEN MIC IS TURNING ONE YEAR OLD! Join us for this special event with featured performer, Tripp Lott, who will be telling animated spooky stories from the South! This Spalted Word Open Mic is just down the mountain in Winston-Salem, NC! Join us at Sunnyside Mercantile on Trade Street in downtown Winston-Salem from 7:00-9:00 PM for a wonderful open mic event with a different feature performer each week. Show up an hour early at 6:00PM for a FREE creative writing workshop with Sean Townsend, the curator of Daybreak writing workshop!

WHERE TO MEET: Sunnyside Mercantile 724 N Trade St NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

This is a FREE event.

Daybreak Writing Workshop with Sean Townsend // Sunnyside Mercantile Winston-Salem, NC 10.17.19

Come write with us on Thursday, October 17th from 6:00-7:00 PM, Sean Townsend, Language Artist and OYM’s Creative Director, leads a writing workshop at Sunnyside Mercantile in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Sean focuses his craft in The Rhyme Spectrum Theory, a theory he developed himself. while also leading workshops on a wide range of topics, including poetic form and performance.

WHERE TO MEET: Sunnyside Mercantile, 724 N Trade St NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27127

This is a FREE event.

GROUP HIKE // Summit Trail, Elk Knob State Park 10.26.19

It is leaf peeping season!! Join us Saturday, October 26th from 2:00-5:00 PM for one of our FAVORITE hikes on the Summit Trail at Elk Knob State Park. This moderate 4 mile (roundtrip) hike offers picturesque views of North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Join us at the top of the world! We hope to see you there!

WHAT TO BRING: Please wear comfortable shoes and weather appropriate clothing (no harm in bringing a winter hat, just in case!). Please bring your own water bottle. Apples will be provided!

WHERE TO MEET: 5564 Meat Camp Rd, Todd, NC 28684. Follow the driveway straight until you reach a dead end in the Summit Trail Head parking lot.

This is a FREE event.

Character Building Writing Workshop // Foggy Pine Books, Boone NC 10.30.19

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is just around the corner! As November approaches, OYM is here to help you make your characters believable and bring your story to life! Come out to Foggy Pine Books on Wednesday, October 30th from 5:30-7:00 PM for a character building writing workshop lead by local poet and writer, Kat Dolan. Get ready to challenge your pen this November and write with us October 30th!

WHAT TO BRING: All supplies will be provided! Simply bring yourself and a friend!

WHERE TO MEET: Foggy Pine Books, 471 W King St, Boone, NC 28607

$5 is the suggested donation for this event. All proceeds go to helping us curate more events like this!





M I S S I O N:

Out of Your Mind combats social isolation through creative peer support & reframes mental illness as a mental opportunity.


V I S I O N:

Through local, social events and mental engagement, Out of Your Mind fosters a creative space for participants to feel and grow in emotional intelligence. With the support of the community, Out of Your Mind inspires self-care, self-confidence, self-love, communication & resilience.

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Success for us means building a community that supports each other’s mental opportunity
— Kat Dolan, Founder & Executive Director

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