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Open Mic Night | 14th & V | July 23, 2013 | Gowri K hosts featuring Tolonda Henderson

Busboys and Poets

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

Open Mic Night | 14th & V | July 23, 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.

Tolonda HendersonTolonda Henderson is a two time champion of the MotherTongue Anti-Valentine's Day Slam. Her chapbook, Chocolate Filling, was published in January 2013. She is a regular performer at Sparkle and other Busboys and Poets open mics, as well as Spit Dat, where she has featured. A librarian by day, Tolonda enjoys crochet, trampoline, handbells and flying trapeze. Follow her on twitter @tolondathepoet.
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2021 14th St NW
Washington, 20009

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

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