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.
As 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.
Our Tribal Statment
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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