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Open Mic Night | 14th & V | July 9, 2013 | Hosted by Pages Featuring Megan Rickman

Busboys and Poets

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

Washington, United States

Open Mic Night | 14th & V |  July 9, 2013 | Hosted by...

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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.

Pages MatamAs a spoken word artist from the DC metropolitan area, the same versatility upon grabbing a mic to take his audience on a journey in his pen, is also embodied in his performance. PAGES is a poet and emcee originally from Cameroon, Africa. His features have included The Kennedy Center; colleges and universities such as Columbia University; & BETJ Lyric Café. He has touched stages with the likes of Ainsley Burrows and Oveous Maximus, opened for Raheem DeVaughn & Chrisette Michelle, Afrika Bambaat to name a few. He is also founder and co-president of Da Movement Poetz, a performance based arts group geared towards reaching mainly young adults via the arts. In addition to winning multiple local slams, he is also the 2010 DC Grand Slam Champion, two-time member of the Busboys and Poets DC Slam team (which finished in top 13th in the nation in 2011 National Poetry Slam Competition), and co-hosts GraffitiDC, one of D.C.’s newest ground-breaking premier Slam Series presented by Beny Blaq Ent. Currently, if he is not somewhere rocking a stage, he works as a creative writing teacher and leads workshops throughout various universities, and elementary to high schools.Splendor, Red Poppy Review, Front Porch Review, Wayne Literary Review, The Shout and [sic] issues 16-19 and forthcoming in The Missing Slate, Camroc Press Review. He is a former editor for [sic] literary magazine issue 17 and was one of the editors for “I Have Come Forth By Day: A Woman's Evolution: by Chantay Legacy Leonard published by Moore Black Press. He is a former intern instructor with the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute's Pathways to Freedom Summer Learning Program (2009-2010) and The Future Foundation (2012). He is a graduate of the Broadside Press Institute of Cultural Studies (2009) has a B.A. in Elementary Education and is studying a Master's degree of Arts in Liberal Studies with a focus in Creative Writing both at the University of Detroit Mercy.

Megan Rickman

Megan Rickman is an acclaimed poet and preformer from Richmond, Va.  Since 2007 she has been taking the slam scene by storm, reaching final stage in multiple individual and team competition while touring the country on invitations to feature from New York to California. She is currently finishing the final edits on her much anticipated anthology, and preparing for her international debut as a co-member of the “Vignettes and Cocoons” tour, booked for stops in Austrailia, London and Canada.
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2021 14th St NW
Washington, 20009

Tuesday, July 9, 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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