Tuesday Night Open Mic hosted by Matt Gallant
Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | March 31, 2015 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Matt Gallant

A prolific poet and educator, Matthew P. Gallant has been the featured performer at open mics and poetry slams in New England and the DMV. Publications include a full-length collection (Hope for the Body), a dozen chapbooks and he was a Finalist for the 2014 Steven Dunn Poetry Prize. A middle / high school teacher since 2003 who uses poetry daily in the classroom, Matthew competed at three National Poetry Slams (2009—2011), was crowned the 2011 NorthBeast Slam Champion, runs Sargent Press (independent small press publisher) and is also a member of the Beltway Poetry Slam hosting team. Jesse Parent, whose "To Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter" went viral and received two million hits, once said of him, "He probably looks more like the bouncer than the talent to most people, but this is a true poet who just happens to know how to own a stage." 

For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear.

$5 Cover. On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased online here starting at midnight and in the restaurant starting at 10:00 AM (cash only). No refunds. Ticket purchase limit of 4 per person. Tickets will be sold at the door if available. Guests must have their wristbands (tickets) on upon entering the event.

Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis.No saved or reserved seats are allowed. Failure to check in within 30 minutes of advertised start time may result in a forfeiture of seats.  


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