Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Orville Walker 8.15.19

Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Orville Walker 8.15.19

Date and Time

Aug 15, 2019 9:00 pm

Location

Hyattsville

5331 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, Maryland, 20781

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Description:

A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Orville Walker

Born in Takoma Park, MD, Orville Walker grew up in Jamaica; and now Landover, MD, where he currently resides. He has been writing poetry for several years, but started performing his work in November 2009 at the 12th Street Lounge in Washington, D.C. Orville's poems speak a vivid truth about the struggles of being an artist, and staying constant and true to oneself. He speaks poetry for the voiceless to address the issues no others will speak of, and to release pent up emotions with his pen. Poetry has become his breath of fresh air, his meditation, his therapy. His compelling words have been shared on several stages, in front of numerous audiences. Orville has been the featured poet at spoken word venues such as Busboys & Poets, Messiah & Friends, Indulj, and touched the east coast states Delaware, Pennsylvania & Connecticut.

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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