Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Simply Sherri 8.14.19

Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Simply Sherri 8.14.19

Date and Time

Aug 14, 2019 9:00 pm

Location

450K

450 K St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001

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Description:

A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Simply Sherri.

California born and Maryland raised, Simply Sherri started writing in 2001 and started reciting her work in 2008 in her poetic home of Baltimore. With topics ranging from love and relationships to depression and verbal abuse, her writing style is easy going and a reflection of her world.

Simply Sherri has spotlighted and featured in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington and Atlanta. In 2010 she released her debut poetry CD Liquefy. She released her first book “Love Simply” in 2015. She is the host of several poetry venues between Baltimore, MD & Washington, DC.

FEATURING: IMANI CEZANNE

Imani Cezanne is a San Diego-born writer, performer and teaching artist currently living in Oakland, CA. As a national poetry slam champion, she has been invited to over 50 universities, corporate events, festivals and conferences to perform and facilitate workshops. Imani Cezanne has taught creative writing and spoken word poetry in over 40 middle and high schools across the country, using custom lesson plans.

Imani Cezanne is a highly acclaimed writer, performer, teaching artist, and poetry slam coach. Rooted in her experiences as a Black woman, Imani Cezanne’s work digs deep into the silenced themes of race, gender, sexuality and privilege to become a catalyst for social justice and change. As a nationally touring spoken word poet, Imani has been invited to travel all over the country to share her work at poetry venues, colleges, universities, conferences, festivals and more. Imani has won 5 Grand Slam Championships, placed in the top 10 at 5 World Poetry Slams and has appeared on three major network television shows. In 2016, she became a Women of the World Poetry Slam Co-Champion and published her first chapbook with Belladonna Press.

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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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