Date and Time
Feb 12, 2019 9:00 pm
14th & V
A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Joseph LMS Green
Joseph Green is Split This Rock's Youth Programs Coordinator. He is the co-founder and Program Director of poetryN.O.W., an after-school creative writing program working with students throughout the DC metropolitan area. poetryN.O.W., in collaboration with Split This Rock, helped bring Louder Than a Bomb, a regional youth slam serving as a platform for young people to share their stories across boundaries, to the DMV. poetryN.O.W. also organizes the Hyperbole, the largest individual poetry slam for high-school students in the Mid-Atlantic region. 2015 marked Joseph’s fifth return to the national team competition, this time as a representative of the DC Poetry Slam Team. He also represented DC in 2011 at the Individual Poetry Slam, ranking 16th in the world. He has over ten years experience as a professional spoken word artist and writer. Current Joseph is the Youth Programs Coordinator at Split This Rock. In addition to his work in youth development, Joseph also travels the country as a motivational speaker and recovery advocate.
FEATURING: MS NIGHTLYFE
Jeanette MsNightLyfe Irvin is a breath of fresh air. Ms. Nightlyfe is a published columnist, author, motivational speaker and international poet. Her poetic accolades includes international work with SpokenWord Paris in Paris, France and Vortex in London with Natalie Stewart (Floacist) of Floetry. She is a former associate producer and member of The Punany Poets, from HBO's Real Sex. As a cast member of Positive Scribe Productions, her acting work includes Walk Like A Man, Multimedia Project, Laurinda D. Brown Presents: Sometimes It Snows In Atlanta, and the stage play Worn Out Soles, a Destyne Fulfilled Production. As the founder of Sweet Tooth Media, and Editor-In-Chief of the The S.W.E.E.T Magazine, she has created positive press for several trendsetters and culture shocking revolutionaries such as San Francisco and Atlanta Black Prides, Nishia Da Diva Productions, Amuse Bourche Entertainment, K. Dapree's he(ART) and Soul, Entertainer Butterfly Soul, Pride Books and more. She has an MBA from LeTourneau University, Bachelor of Science from Texas Wesleyan University and is pursuing a MA in School Psychology from Texas Southern University. MsNightLyfe has also been crowned as the National Poetry Awards 2015 Erotic Poet of the Year. Her education and experience has provided her with some excellent tools to apply in creating exceptional writing. When she's not writing, MsNightlyfe frequents ALL the HOTTEST Spots and businesses in a city near you chronicling trendsetters in OUR Culture.
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.