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Monday Open Mic Poetry | Brookland | Sept 25, 2017 | Hosted by Lissa Piercy featuring Kaleigh O'Keefe

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Monday, September 25, 2017 from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)

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Monday 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.

 

HOSTED BY: Lissa Piercy

 

 

Lissa Piercy is a performance poet and entrepreneur who lives mostly out of her olive green suitcase, but is based in Washington, DC. She began writing poems to process her own grief, and continued after discovering the power of poetry, community, and shared experience through open mics. Lissa has performed at conferences around the world, including the Opportunity Collaboration in Ixtapa, Mexico and the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, England. She is a MassLEAP trained teaching artist, a TEDx speaker, and a former National Poetry Slam team member. As a founding member of arts collective Flatline Poetry, Lissa tours Colleges and Universities teaching Residence Life staff how to create safer spaces on their campuses. As a woman entrepreneur, Lissa is co founder of Strength of Doves and Speakers Up, two organizations that support social justice focused artists. She has a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from Watson University and regularly attends and performs at conferences and events related to using business for change. Lissa is driven by a belief that social justice oriented artists should be able to earn a living wage through their work. When she is not on stage or in a classroom, she can be found making colorful spreadsheets or eating popcorn in an airport terminal.

 

FEATURING KALEIGH O'KEEFE

Kaleigh O’Keefe is a queer and gender non-conforming poet, visual artist, musician, photographer, designer, educator, organizer, founding member of Flatline Poetry, and the only performer in Boston to host a series of open mics while wearing footy pajamas. Kaleigh’s work has been published in Oddball Magazine, Radius Lit Mag, and is forthcoming in University of Hell Press. When not behind a mic, you can probably find Kaleigh reading radical feminist comic books, quoting communists, or hanging around with cats.


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Brookland
625 Monroe St NE
Washington, dc 20017

Monday, September 25, 2017 from 9:00 PM to 11:00 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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Monday Open Mic Poetry | Brookland | Sept 25, 2017 | Hosted by Lissa Piercy featuring Kaleigh O'Keefe
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