Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Angelique Palmer 8.19.19

Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Angelique Palmer 8.19.19

Date and Time

Aug 19, 2019 8:00 pm

Location

Shirlington

4251 S. Campbell Ave, Arlington, Virginia, 22206

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A Busboys and Poets event hosted this week by Angelique Palmer

Angelique Palmer is a poetry slam doyen, a finalist in the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam and a member of The Beltway Poetry Slam Team in 2017. The Creative Writing graduate from Florida State University now calls northern Virginia home. She’s penned more than a dozen self-published chapbooks as well as THE CHAMBERMAID’S STYLE GUIDE, the full-length book of poetry on Sargent Press. She's a 2018 Colgate University Writing Retreat Resident, a 2017 Fellow of The Watering Hole, a 2015 A ROOM OF HER OWN writing retreat new recruit, and a 2014 Pink Door Writing retreat alumna. Her publications include BORDERLINE, THE MUD SEASON REVIEW and WUSGOOD BLACK?. While being the featured poet in more than a dozen cities across the U.S., she is also the co-editor of BEECH STREET REVIEW, the slam manager at The Beltway Poetry Slam and makes her own ice cream.

FEATURING: DUKE THE RUDE

Duke the Rude is an urban poet, and Sons of Baldwin member, parented by his mother and the streets of Baltimore City. He first began using his innate talent as a writer during his time as a middle and high school debater in the respective leagues. During this time he was also a youth activist working alongside coalitions such as Peer 2 Peer and organizations like Baltimore Algebra Project. No stranger to social and political issues, Duke the Rude recognized the unique struggle that is to be black and same gender loving (S.G.L.) After finally dealing with his own internalized hate for himself, he swore to never again be silenced. To never let his blackness outweigh his homosexuality and vice versa. “The Rude” aspect of his name and writing, appears in his unapologetic and abrasive honesty. “To be black and to be homo, is to have two parts of your identity a number of people will take issue with. To be rude is to enter the room with those people and tell your story anyway.”

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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 (cash only). 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.

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