Tickets purchased in store are cash only - $5
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.
jenny c. lares is a spoken word poet based in Maryland and Washington, DC. She is a co-founder and was the first Executive Director of Sulu DC, an arts organization with the mission of nurturing artistic growth and building connections and community within Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the DC metro area.
A former open mic host at Busboys and Poets, she has featured at local poetry and art venues including Artomatic, Mothertongue, and Bloombars, and has performed at the APIA Spoken Word & Poetry Summit(s), the Bowery Poetry Club in NYC, and the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia. Jenny has also performed at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Colorado State University, and Rutgers University. Her poems can be found in the anthology, Walang Hiya...literature taking risks toward liberatory practice, TAYO Literary Magazine, The Lantern Review and on Bourgeon, an online arts magazine.
In 2011, she was recognized as one of 15 AAPI women fiercely redefining woman leadership by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) and Angry Asian Man.
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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.