Date and Time
Jun 18, 2019 8:00 pm
This week's Tuesday Open Mic at Anacostia is hosted by: Miss Kiane Ink!
Although she is a social worker by profession, she is a poet by passion. In 1997, Dinahsta launched KIANE INK. She wrote cards, poems and other writings for special events and as special gifts. In 2005, she expanded KIANE INK to include the artistry of poetic performance in which she enjoys performing poetry at special events and spoken word venues. This year; however, Kiane Ink has evolved into a perfect fusion of Dinahsta’s professional and passionate interests offering cathartic/creative writing workshops, artistic community events and individual coaching. Kiane Ink provides a platform for hope, healing and social justice through poetry and creative expression. Because writing served as a therapeutic outlet for her during her childhood and adulthood, Dinahsta believes that poetry can help others in a similar way. In her own words, “Poetry is my friend, my catharsis….my gift to the world….”
FEATURING: MONICA LEAK
Monica Leak is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders, of South Carolina State University with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and of North Carolina Central University with a master’s degree in library science. She is the editor and a contributing writer of “Faith of our Founders 100 Daily Devotionals to Inspire, Encourage and Propel the Finer Woman.” She contributed written material for the Lenten devotional “The Road to Calvary Surviving a Season of Suffering and Resipiscence a Lenten Devotional for Dismantling White Supremacy.” She currently works as a speech-language pathologist in southern Maryland and as a seminary librarian in northern Virginia.
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A Busboys and Poetry event! 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.