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Open Mic Night | 14th & V | August 27, 2013 | Gowri K hosts featuring Adriel Luis

Busboys and Poets

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

Open Mic Night | 14th & V | August 27, 2013 | Gowri K...

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Tuesday 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.



Gowri K. is a Sri Lankan Tamil American poet and lawyer. Her advocacy has addressed animal welfare, the environment, and the rights of prisoners and the criminally accused. She has co-authored two peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and her poetry has been published in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Bourgeon, and Lantern Review. Gowri was a member of the 2010 DC Southern Fried Slam team and has performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She hosts open mics at Busboys and Poets and BloomBars, where she serves as poetry coordinator. Gowri is a co-founder and communications consultant with Making It Slam and a poetry editor with Jaggery: A DesiLit Arts and Literature Journal. She tweets on-the-spot haiku @gowricurry.

Adriel Lewis

Imagination and creativity will save the world. With this belief, Adriel Luis (DRZZL) imagines and creates, constantly exploring new mediums for expressing social change. A musician, writer, visual artist, and educator, Adriel has spent the past decade pushing artistic boundaries. His spoken word funk band iLL-Literacy has performed and taught at over 200 campuses nationwide, as well as SXSW, the Bumbershoot Music Festival, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. His social commentary has been published on Change.org, Colorlines, and Hyphen Magazine. The film adaptation of his poem Slip of the Tongue has been screened at over 75 film festivals worldwide and won an EMMY. His latest creative project, BeastReality, uses his latest explorations of music and visual arts to discuss the complexities of human interaction for our emerging generation. Outside of his own artistic work, Adriel works at the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center as Curator for Digital & Emerging Media.

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When & Where

2021 14th St NW
Washington, 20009

Tuesday, August 27, 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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Open Mic Night | 14th & V | August 27, 2013 | Gowri K hosts featuring Adriel Luis
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