Founder of the Be Beautiful Project
This coming Tuesday March 10, join us for an open mic, our 3rd quarter SEMIFINAL determining who will earn a spot in Finals, and a feature by DENISE JOLLY!
About our feature: Denise Jolly is a Writer, Performer and Artist Educator. She is the creator of the Be Beautiful Project, former Executive Director of Seattle Youth Speaks, and Vice President of Stronghold Productions. Denise’s work stands at the intersection of gender, class, sexuality, and body.
Proof of amazing
(Photo credit: Shilo McCabe)
Award-winning author & slam finalist
This coming Tuesday Feb 24, an open mic, open slam and feature by FRANNY CHOI!
Franny Choi is the author of Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody, 2014), a VONA Fellow, a Project VOICE teaching artist, and a member of the Dark Noise Collective. She has been a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship and all three major national poetry slams. Her work has been published in POETRY Magazine and featured on the Huffington Post.
Proof of amazing
Sign-ups for open mic: 6:30pm
Show begins: 7:00pm
Show ends: 9:30pm
Award-winning author and 10-time NYC slam rep
This coming Tuesday Feb 17, an open mic, open slam, and feature by prize-winning poet and former Urbana slammaster JEANANN VERLEE!
JEANANN VERLEE is author of Racing Hummingbirds, recipient of the Independent Publisher Book Award Silver Medal in poetry, and the forthcoming collection, Said the Manic to the Muse. She has been awarded the Third Coast Poetry Prize and the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry, and her work has appeared in The New York Quarterly, Rattle, and failbetter, among others. She also holds a number of local and national slam titles and has represented New York City ten times under both NYC-Urbana and NYC-louderARTS at the National Poetry Slam, Individual World Poetry Slam, and Women of the World Poetry Slam. Verlee wears polka dots and kisses Rottweilers. She believes in you.
Photo credit Marshall Goff
6pm Free workshop with Jared Singer
6:30pm Sign-up for open mic
7pm Show begins
9:30pm You don't have to go home, but you can't stay in the back room