Open Mic Hosted by Kezia The Poet 9.16.19

Open Mic Hosted by Kezia The Poet 9.16.19

Date and Time

Sep 16, 2019 9:00 pm

Location

Brookland

625 Monroe St NE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20017

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Description:

A Busboys and Poets event hosted this week by Kezia The Poet

Kezia Snipe grew up writing poems and short stories. With subject matters relative to her young life, she grew to develop a lifelong love of words. In high school, she discovered another love, the stage. While involved and thriving in this art, Kezia learned the importance of stage presence, audience connection and delivery of various literary works. With these acquired skills coupled with her love of poetry, Kezia has been blessed to effectively convey inspiration, motivation and healing to people from all walks of life for the last 13 years. During that time, she's released 3 spoken word albums, facilitated numerous writing workshops for writers of all ages, published a collaborative poetry book & a personal, comprehensive anthology and co-led a young adult spoken word group in the DMV. 

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. 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 a forfeiture of seats.

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