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Empowered: A Night of Poetry ft. Evan Cutts, Ricky Orng, TEGA

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549 Columbus Ave

Boston, MA 02118

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Empowered: an evening filled with poetry, music, a mimosa bar, and more. Join us in support of Jane Doe Inc. an incredibly important organization that "Offers unparalleled leadership in Massachusetts, we are changing the way society views and reacts to sexual and domestic violence in ways that make our communities safer today and for future generations." Come enjoy a night of poetry and music at Make Shift Boston, $5-$20 suggested donation at the door :)

Empowered is a safe space, free speech, all inclusive event organized for inviduals who have stories to share through poetry. The aim is to bring people togehter and provide a sense of community in a world that seeks to divide.

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Host: Leonidas Kalai

8:00-8:30PM
Arrival, mix & mingle, learn about the charity

8:30-8:45PM
Evan Jymaal Cutts is a 23-year-old Boston native, poet, journalist, and writing workshop facilitator. Evan was a member of the Emerson College 2017 CUPSI Team and 2017 National Poetry Slam “Last Chance Slam” Team. He puts his faith in Black joy, his mother and father, and the power of imagination. His poetry navigates expressions of Blackness, Boston, narrative, and magic. Evan’s poetry is published in Broken Head Press, Apogee Journal, Voicemail Poems, Maps for Teeth, and The Merrimack Review. His first chapbook of poetry, Encounters and Other Poems, was self-published this year and can be ordered through his webpage:facebook.com/cuttsartistry

8:45-9:00PM
Ricky Orng is a Cambodian-American organizer, designer and storyteller, who enjoys photography, spoken word, and teaching. He has worked extensively with youth organizations on contemporary arts and social justice projects. He regularly eats ramen at the community space EMW Bookstore, and is Director, a.k.a. ‘Uncle,” at Lowell’s Youth Spoken Word organization, FreeVerse!. He currently organizes the bi-monthly Untitled Open Mic in Lowell, Mass. and one of the longest running Asian American Pacific Islander open mics in the country, East Meets Words. All of Ricky’s poetry is about love and relationships and his relationships with his loves. Growing up as a second generation Cambodian-American to war-fleeing parents is an important element to his identity. His parents used to own a donut shop and he believes that deep frying is a part of his family’s survival.

Ricky Orng is also currently touring and performing as part of a duo artist project, Adobo-Fish-Sauce, a multi-sensory cooking-poetry show. You can visit him on Instagram or read his work online.

9:00-9:30PM
Poetry open mic : sign up throughout the night @ event

9:30-10:00PM
TEGA Featuring Performance

TEGA
"When I first started writing, everything seemed so much easier...like I could put my feelings away into any song. But as I grew older, and old feelings kept coming back, I realized that it means so much more. Welcome to my reality."


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