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1900 Kane Street

Houston, TX 77007

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We are super excited to announce our new venue and sponsored program. SBAO have found a new monthly home at MECA, where we will bring you a featured Poetry show each and every month. Also, Houston Poetry Slam is now a sponsored program under SBAO. Savannah Blue is named Asst. Slam Master/Coach for the 2018 Houston Poetry Slam, and she brings over 10 years of Slam experience with her. Brother Said will continue being Slammaster for the 2018 team. What does all this mean? Well it means, we will also have an open monthly slam, open to all Poets who are wanting to compete at Nationals in 2018. Poets competing in the slam will be charged $5.00 entry fee unless they bring two guests with them then it's FREE. We will have an $100 prize for the winning poet of the night's slam.We welcome all Poets to sign up.

This will be a two part show, the 1st part will be our two featured National known Poets from Dallas, Texas. Rage The Almighty and Sherrie Zantea (Candy). The 2nd portion of the show will be the Open Slam. We will have a live DJ to set the mood as well as "Complimentary Wine/Light Bites".

Rage Almighty is a Bostin native and current Dallas resident who has successfully mastered the craft of poetry, hosting and acting. He has made a reputable name for himself through travel and social media evident in the video for his poem "Depression" reaching over 100,000 views on YouTube for example. Some of his greatest accomplishments, include being the opening act for hip hop artists, Brand Nubian, T.i., and Dead Prez, soul singers Kindred the Family Soul, Chrisette Michelle, Urban Mystic and The Punany Poets (from HBO) as well as the renowned poets Saul Williams and nikki Giovanni. Rage is the 2013 Dallas Grand Slam Champion, a 4x Dallas Slam Team member, top 20 finalist at the 2012 Individual World Poetry Slam. Above that, one of his most shining achievements was appearing on national TV in Season 4 of Lexus Versus and Flow on TV One and recently traveled to Paris to compete in the Grand Slam International Poetry.

Sherrie Zantea (Candy) has been writing and performing poetry for over 20 years. Candy made the 2007 Dallas Poetry Slam Team, and to date has been on 10 teams, the first woman to coach and she is the current Slammaster/Executive Director of the Dallas Poetry Slam Organization.

Candy is currently a teaching artist for Young DFW Writers, where she teaches curriculum based poetry techniques to students all over the country. Candy has published a poetry /recipe book "Heirlooms", a poetry CD "Candy Unplugged" and continues to provide workshops all over the world.

Hope to see you all there!




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