Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry 4.21.19

Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry 4.21.19

Date and Time

Apr 21, 2019 5:00 pm

Location

14th & V

2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20009

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Description:

Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry features emerging and established poets from the Washington, DC area and around the nation. Each program includes one to two featured poets and an open mic segment. Co-sponsored by Split This Rock, Sunday Kind of Love was notably featured in the Washington, DC episode of the Travel Channel original series, Samantha Brown’s Great Weekends.

Hosted by Rasha Abduhadi and Lauren May

Rasha Abdulhadi is Split This Rock's Interim Executive Director. Rasha is a queer Palestinian Southerner who grew up between Damascus Syria and rural Georgia and cut their teeth organizing on the southsides of Chicago and Atlanta. Rasha brings more than 16 years' experience in strategic planning and organizational development for racial, economic, and environmental justice movements. They have worked as a popular educator, cultural organizer, community technologist, farmer, and bookstore manager. Rasha is the author of Shell Houses (The Head & The Hand 2017). Their writing has appeared in Strange Horizons, Mslexia, Mizna, Room, Plume, and |tap| magazine and is anthologized in Halal if You Hear Me (Haymarket 2019), Super Stoked (Capturing Fire 2018), and the Hugo-nominated Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler (Twelfth Planet Press 2017). Alongside Sheree Renée Thomas and Erin Roberts, Rasha co-edited a special edition of Strange Horizons featuring speculative fiction by writers of color from the Southeastern US (July 2018).

Lauren May is a 21-year-old writer, artist, host, human rights advocate and french fry enthusiast born in DC, raised in Maryland. An alumna of the award winning DC Youth Slam Team, Lauren is part of Split This Rock’s Ushindi Performance Group. She has featured as a guest speaker at MCASA’s 10th Annual Women of Color Network Conference, the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence, and The White House United State of Women Summit.

FEATURING: MEG DAY & ANGELIQUE PALMER!

Meg Day is the 2015-2016 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, a 2013 recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and the author of Last Psalm at Sea Level (Barrow Street 2014), winner of the Barrow Street Poetry Prize and the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award, and a finalist for the 2016 Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University. Day is Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Pennsylvania. www.megday.com

Angelique Palmer is a competitive performance poet, a finalist in the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and a semi-finalist at the 2017 National Poetry Slam in Denver, Colorado as a member of The Beltway Poetry Slam Team representing Washington, DC. Angelique is the author of the poetry collection The Chambermaid’s Style Guide (2016, Sargent Press). Her writing also appears in The Mud Season Reviewand WusGood? Magazine. She's a 2018 Colgate University writing retreat resident, a 2017 Graduate Fellow of The Watering Hole, and a 2015 member of the A Room of Her Own writing retreat. Angelique, a Creative Writing graduate from Florida State University, now calls northern Virginia home. She makes her own ice cream.

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Sunday Kind of Love is held on the 3rd Sunday of every month at Busboys and Poets 14th& V from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

$5 Cover. On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased online starting at midnight and in the restaurant starting at 10:00 AM in the bookstore. No refunds. Ticket purchase limit of 4 per person. Tickets will be sold at the door if available.

Guests must have their wristbands (tickets) on upon entering the event.

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Sunday Kind of Love is held on the 3rd Sunday of every month at Busboys and Poets 14th& V from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

$5 Cover. On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased online starting at midnight and in the restaurant starting at 10:00 AM in the bookstore. No refunds. Ticket purchase limit of 4 per person. Tickets will be sold at the door if available.  

Guests must have their wristbands (tickets) on upon entering the event.

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