Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Nehemiah

Wednesday Night Open Mic hosted by Nehemiah

Date and Time

Dec 14, 2022 8:00 pm

Location

Baltimore

3224 St Paul St, Baltimore, Maryland, 21218, United States

View Map

Buy Ticket

Description:

A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Nehemiah

a published writer, educator and nationally touring performer. Their work sits comfortably in the Black cultural lineage of griots who are dedicated to using truth to document and critique the world around them. Ephraim holds a B.A. in Pan-African Studies from Kent State University where they were awarded the Undergraduate Poetry Prize and Maggie Anderson Scholarship. Ephraim is also the co-founder and former coach of Kent State’s award-winning collegiate poetry team that competed annually at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational from 2015-2018. Ephraim is the recipient of grants from PEN America, Gabrielle Bouliane Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, and received fellowships from The Karamu House Performing Arts Theatre, Baldwin House Urban Writing Residency, and The Watering Hole Winter Retreat. Ephraim’s poems appear in various journals and publications such as Anxy Magazine, Flypaper, Lake Effect Anthology, UHURU Magazine, and Knights Library Magazine, where the poem "Jesus Christ Tries Talking to His Father Again" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Their performances have been featured on TEDx Talks, Button Poetry, AfroPunk, Season 1 of Free Tuition, and various other channels. They are a 2021 National Poetry Slam Champion, Baltimore’s 2020 Grand Slam Champion, 2019 Rustbelt Poetry Slam Finalist, and a 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam final stage performer. They made their visual artist debut in 2020 at Spaces Gallery in Cleveland, with the interactive installation 'Samaritan's Burden' that focused on inner-city poverty and wealth distribution. Ephraim is currently based out of Baltimore, MD where they serve as a Teaching Artist with DewMore Baltimore. Their first full-length poetry book The Autobiography of Absence will be published in 2021 with Twelve Arts Press.

* * *

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. Wristbands are available for purchase online at midnight and in the restaurant starting at 10:00 AM. No refunds. Ticket purchase limit of 4 per person. 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.

MY BROTHER, MY LAND | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation

Feb 29, 2024 6:00 pm

MY BROTHER, MY LAND | A Busboys and Poets Books…

Author/Book Event | 450K

MY BROTHER, MY LAND | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation

MY BROTHER, MY LAND | A Busboys and Poets Books…

Feb 29, 2024 6:00 pm

Author/Book Event | 450K

Thursday Night Open Mic by Lady Brion

Feb 29, 2024 8:00 pm

Thursday Night Open Mic by Lady Brion

Poetry Reading/Open Mic | Columbia

Thursday Night Open Mic by Lady Brion

Thursday Night Open Mic by Lady Brion

Feb 29, 2024 8:00 pm

Poetry Reading/Open Mic | Columbia

5th Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao

Feb 29, 2024 8:00 pm

5th Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao

Poetry Reading/Open Mic | Hyattsville

5th Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao

5th Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by DJ Tao

Feb 29, 2024 8:00 pm

Poetry Reading/Open Mic | Hyattsville

Silver Chips: Magazine Launch Party and Panel

Mar 1, 2024 7:00 pm

Silver Chips: Magazine Launch Party and Panel

Discussion | Takoma

Silver Chips: Magazine Launch Party and Panel

Silver Chips: Magazine Launch Party and Panel

Mar 1, 2024 7:00 pm

Discussion | Takoma