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Open Mic Night | 14th & V | June 25, 2013 | Gowri K hosts featuring Jenny C. Lares

Busboys and Poets

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

Open Mic Night | 14th & V | June 25, 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.


Jenny C. Laresjenny 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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When & Where

2021 14th St NW
Washington, 20009

Tuesday, June 25, 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 | June 25, 2013 | Gowri K hosts featuring Jenny C. Lares
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