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Open Mic Night | 5th & K | June 31, 2013 | Holly Bass Hosts feat Carol A. Bean

Busboys and Poets

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

Open Mic Night | 5th & K | June 31, 2013 | Holly Bass...

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Wednesday 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.

holly-photoA Cave Canem fellow, Holly Bass' poems have appeared in Callaloo, nocturnes (re)view, Beltway, Role Call (Third World Press) and The Ringing Ear, an anthology of Black Southern poetry. Her pieces have been workshopped and presented at respected regional theaters and performance spaces such as the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, the Whitney Museum and the Experience Music Project in Seattle. She studied modern dance (under Viola Farber) and creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College before earning a Master's in Journalism from Columbia University. She was the first journalist to put the term "hip hop theater" into print in a 1999 American Theatre article.

Carol A. BeanCarol A. Beane is a Washington, D.C.-based poet and artist. She was awarded the 24th Larry Neal Poetry prize for Poetry (funded by the D.C. Commission for the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts). Collaborating with Michael B. Platt, Beane has created widely exhibited artist’s books and broadsides of poetry and images that are represented in numerous public and private collections—among them, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the John Hay Library of Brown University, the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Founder’s Library of Howard University, and the Rare Books and Special Collections of the Library of Congress. She received the 2009 National Museum of Women in the Arts Library Fellows Book award for the streets of used to be, done with artist Renée Stout, whose images images distill and resonate with the emotions of Beane’s poetry. About the streets of used to be, Beane says her inspiration came from the life she sees in and on the streets while walking in D.C.; from efforts to survive with some measure of dignity, from people biding time. Beane teaches Spanish and Simultaneous Interpretation at Howard University and is also a translator.
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1025 5th St NW
Washington, 20001

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Open Mic Night | 5th & K | June 31, 2013 | Holly Bass Hosts feat Carol A. Bean
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