Open Mic Night in Anacostia. Hosted by Miss Kiane Ink. 7.16.19

Open Mic Night in Anacostia. Hosted by Miss Kiane Ink. 7.16.19

Date and Time

Jul 16, 2019 8:00 pm

Location

Anacostia

2004 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20020

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Open Mic at Ana on Tuesdays 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 Inkprovides 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: MALCOLM JARRELL

Malcolm Jarell’s career as a poet spans over nearly 12 years. Beginning in 2007, alongside other creatives he became a Resident Poet for the FreeStyle Movement, performing at their Bi-Weekly Open Mic Nights. In addition, he worked with the Black Leadership Council for Excellence (BLCE, Inc) where he served as Assistant Director for Youth Programs and President of their performing arts group, Expanding Horizons. In 2011 Malcolm added author to his resume with the publication of, “WakeUpandThink!” He then joined the Life Journeys Writers Guild, Inc., where he now serves as a board member and poetry workshop facilitator. In 2016, Jarell indie published his second books of poems, “SpeakNow!” which he uses as a mentoring tool for young people. Earlier this year, he established the “#instapoems” pop-up shop and is currently laying the groundwork for his upcoming publishing imprint, “Rooks Head Press, Inc.” You can reach Malcolm on Facebook as well as Instagram @malcolmjarell for more info. Go to rooksheadpress.etsy.com to purchase copies!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.

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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. Wristbands are available for purchase online at midnight and in the restaurant starting at 10:00 AM. 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 forfeiture of seats. Sorry, no refunds. 

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