Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Slii'm Williams 4.22.19

Monday Night Open Mic Hosted by Slii’m Williams 4.22.19

Date and Time

Apr 22, 2019 8:00 pm

Location

Shirlington

4251 S. Campbell Ave, Arlington, Virginia, 22206

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Description:

A Busboys and Poets event hosted this week by Slli'm Williams.

Slli’m is a born and raised DC native. He’s been killing slams and rocking stages throughout the nation for more than a decade with persuasive engaging vocal arrangements. When invited to join the Busboys and Poets hosting enclave, he did so happily. He continues to join his peers in the pursuit of poetic mastery, actively attacking audience boredom with action-packed antics full of love and laughter, aimed at the abdomen. ... Encouragement!

FEATURING: South African Award Winning Poet - Busisiwe

BUSISIWE MAHLANGU is a poet, performer, and TEDx speaker born in Mamelodi, Pretoria, South Africa. She explains her work as a space of healing and growth for herself. Her poetry is mostly described as hard-hitting and raw, as she uses her work to hold space for conversations around poverty, mental health, education, healing, domestic violence, and being and staying alive

She has shared her poetry across South Africa with performances at the Naked Word Festival (Cape Town 2017), Open Book Festival (Cape Town 2017), Words In My Mouth Slam Week (Mpumalanga 2017), Vavasati International Women’s Festival (Pretoria 2016), Nirox Words Festival (Johannesburg 2017), Lead SA Changemakers (Johannesburg 2017), Poets In Autumn (Johannesburg 2018), Ram Jam Soul Sundays (Johannesburg 2016), TEDxPretoria (Pretoria 2017), and the South African State Theatre (Pretoria 2019). Busisiwe was part of the cast of ‘When Poetry Hits The Fan’ (2016) directed by Bobby Gordon and ran for a week at Wits University. In 2016 she staged her poetry production, ‘Rusty Knife’, at the Current State of Poetry at the Joburg theatre assisted by Zewande Bhengu with direction. 

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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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