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Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets,singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area.
Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere. Youth Open Mic is presented by Busboys and Poets in partnership with DC Youth Slam Team and Split This Rock
Drew Law is a rare breed of entertainer; branching out into several different categories of performing arts with relentless fervor, and showmanship. A Hip-Hop artist who has opened for such superstars as Method Man, Pitbull, EPMD, Biz Markie, Slick Rick, and Dougie Fresh. Drew is also a renowned poet in the city of Washington, D.C. touching on subjects of love, heartbreak, and struggle. Drew is a member of the 2011 Beltway Slam team who finished in the top 8 in the country and 2011 NUSPA (National Underground Spoken Word Poetry Awards) nominee for "Best Performance: Male."
Drew Law has featured at venues such as "Spit Dat", "Warm Wednesday's, "The 11th Hour Slam", and "Busboys and Poets". Also performing in other cities such as New York, New Jersey, Tennessee, and North Carolina. He has also held workshops at several high schools, ranging from DC to to New York. Drew Law has a background in working with at risk youth, and has worked with persons with disabilities for over six years now. He holds a deep passion for his American & Palestinian roots. Drew Law tries to approach every performance like its his last, and holds a deep love for entertaining, and community outreach.
Baruch Porras-Hernandez is a writer, performer, organizer, visual artist and storyteller based in San Francisco. He has performed all over California, Washington D.C., NYC, and Canada. His writing has been published in numerous anthologies, regularly organizes poetry shows in the bayarea, and is currently the curator and head organizer for The San Francisco Queer Open Mic. He was born in Toluca, Mexico and grew up in Albany, California.