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Open Mic | 5th & K | May 29, 2013 | Hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker featuring Williams Stanford Knudsen and Chris Leja

Busboys and Poets

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

Open Mic | 5th & K | May 29, 2013 | Hosted by Jonathan...

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Wednesday Night Open Mic! 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.

Jonathan B Tucker

Jonathan B. Tucker lives and works in Washington, DC, melding art and activism with his work as a performer and educator. A poet, teacher, DJ, and activist, Jonathan is very passionate about youth development and the use of art as a means to connect with people. He has represented DC at the National Poetry Slam twice on the Busboys and Poets Slam Team (he also hosts events at Busboys and other venues) and is frequently working in schools, universities and community organizations performing and facilitating workshops. He uses performance poetry to raise issues of social justice and inspire dialogue and action. He has been awarded grants from the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities and currently serves as the Youth Programs Coordinator for Split This Rock, a nonprofit dedicated to poetry for social change, where he coaches the DC Youth Poetry Slam Team. His book, I Got the Matches, and other poems are available at jonathanbtucker.com.

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William & Chris

William Stanford Knudsen has represented Portland twice, nationally and regionally, most recently as a member of the 2012 Portland Poetry Slam NPS team. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, The Legendary, and other journals and anthologies. He is the author of two chapbooks, Wilderness and Small Talk & Tall Tales, and has a full length manuscript The Tooth & Nail Hymnal forthcoming from Sparrow Ghost Publishing. He has performed in coffee shops, theaters, and colleges across the country.

Chris Leja has represented Portland OR and Lewis & Clark College seven times, regionally and nationally. His work has appeared in Borderline, Anatomy & Etymology, and various other journals and anthologies. He’s been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice, and is the author of two chapbooks, Adam Outside and A Chronology of Quiet Thefts. His first full length manuscript, Living Myths is forthcoming from Sparrow Ghost Publishing. He’s performed and conducted workshops across the country, from colleges to juvenile detention centers. He dropped out of kindergarten, and consequently never learned to share.

 

 

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1025 5th St NW
Washington, 20001

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)


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Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world. 

 

 

 

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