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Open Mic Night | 14th & V | May 21, 2013 | Droopy Hosts Featuring Chris Slaughter

Busboys and Poets

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

Open Mic Night | 14th & V | May 21, 2013 | Droopy...

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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.

 

Droopy

Drew Anderson aka "Droopy the Broke Baller" is the master of multi-dimensional mania. Audiences struggle with whether to label him "comedian" or "poet", "MC" or "emcee", but they never struggle to label his explosive exploits as entertaining. An award-winning filmmaker, veteran educator, and host of DC's legendary "Spit Dat" open mic, Droopy is known lovingly as "The Black Weird Al Yankovic" for his infamously hilarious spoofs of popular songs. His latest critically-acclaimed CD, "The Bully: The Aww-Dacity of Broke", won the Award for Best Spoken Word Album at the 2011 National Underground Spoken-word Poetry Awards (NUSPAs). Droopy enjoys jogging in the middle of impending hurricanes, writing in the middle of impending heartache, and drafting bios that make him look ultimately cooler than he truly is.

Chris SlaughterChris Slaughter graduated from Medgar Evers College with a degree in English (concentration in creative writing) and obtained an MFA in poetry from Hunter College where he received a Shuster Award for outstanding master thesis. He has also received fellowships from Cave Canem and North Country Institute for Writers of Color. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he has dedicated himself to traveling and working inventive ways of bringing new voice to his writing. He has also read/performed his poetry at numerous colleges, Cafés, trains, and anywhere he could herald his voice. At the age of 21, Chris wrote and self-published a book entitled Hear My Cries The Street jazz and ghetto blues of an only child. This publication was very personal and revealing, which in-turn opened many opportunities. He’s been interviewed and published in magazines, newspapers, and academic journals. Chris has had his back to the black board, and his heart facing a class room for the past 8 years. First an all-boys high school in the Bronx New York at Urban Assembly Academy of History & Citizenship on the Taft High School campus, then he worked at Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Forest Hill Queens, now he is a writing specialist at Harlem Children Zone while chipping away at his new manuscript.
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2021 14th St NW
Washington, 20009

Tuesday, May 21, 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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