Special Valentines Day 11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by Charity Blackwell 2.14.20

Special Valentines Day 11th Hour Poetry Slam Hosted by Charity Blackwell 2.14.20

Date and Time

Feb 14, 2020 11:00 pm

Location

14th & V

2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

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A Busboys and Poetry Event. The 11th Hour Poetry Slam offers an opportunity for poetry lovers to enjoy the competitive art of late-night performance poetry! Enjoy two rounds of high intensity poetry, with the audience choosing a winner. Join us for an alternative way to spend your Friday night.

A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. Typically, the host or another organizer selects the judges from the audience, who are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 or one to 10 scale) based on the poets' content and performance.

Hosted by Charity Blackwell

DC SCORES Director of Writing Charity Blackwell is a spoken word artist, host, emcee, and poetry specialist. A Trinity University graduate, she received her B.A and M.A. in Communications. Charity’s natural stage presence and charm have earned her hosting accolades, at events including Poetry SLAMS for DC SCORES (2013-2016), the America SCORES New York National Poetry SLAM! (2015 -2016), Busboys and Poets Open Mics (2016-Current), the Our Words Our City Poetry Showcase (2017), the Women’s March Open Mic (2017), and many more. She has performed original work on international networks including the BBC and throughout the East Coast. She is currently working on her first book of poems.

FEATURING - LYRICAL FAITH

Lyrical Faith is a Masters candidate at New York University, pursuing a degree in Higher Education & Student Affairs at the Steinhardt School of Education, Culture, and Human Development.

Hailing from the Bronx, she is a New York native down to her socks. She is an active leader in the community servicing various organizations.

She has written and performed spoken word poetry since the age of 12. She is the co-founder of an open mic showcase for young adults in Harlem that she aided in starting 5 years ago and still sits on the board for today. She’s the 2014 two-time winning slam champion and 2015 Verbal Blend Poet of the Year at Syracuse University. Through her poetry, Lyrical Faith strives to inspire, educate and advocate for social justice issues by merging the arts and activism.

She has been featured at the Great New York State Fair, the annual Harlem Week festival, the City College of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Syracuse University, New York University, St. John's University, Sway In The Morning's Radio Show, and many more.

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$5 Cover. On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased online starting at midnight and in the restaurant starting at 10:00 AM in the bookstore (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 forfeiture of seats. Sorry, no refunds.  

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