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Open Mic Night | 5th & K | March 01, 2017 | Hosted by Chris Poetryzchyld Thomas feat LOVE The Poet Spotlight: Jordan Simpson

Busboys and Poets

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 9:00 PM (EST)

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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.

 

HOSTED BY: CHRIS THOMAS

No stranger to the stage, C. Thomas has graced numerous venues. Along his journey, C. hasbblasted his story at Studio 2001 Art Gallery, Busboys and Poets, Angelina College, Howard University, Eleanor Roosevelt High School and Journey of Faith United Methodist Church. Just to name a few venues.

C. Thomas continues to raise his voice through his art for the benefit of Child Abuse Prevention Awareness, Black Lives Matter, SGL (Same Gender Loving) and the LGBT community. He knows there are many other minds, bodies and souls touched by his message. C. intends to continue to challenge mindsets and command stages.

Ladies and gentleman, C. Thomas.


 


FEATURING: LOVE THE POET

Michelle Antoinette Nelson, also known as LOVE the poet, is a poet, actor, musician, host and prominent indie artist/author on the national performance and literary art scenes, and in the field of creative writing education. She has appeared on CNN as a speaker at the Jena 6 rally in Washington, D.C., authored the book “Black Marks on White Paper”, is the recipient of the 2011 Baker b-grant award, released multiple spoken word CDs, and has performed at the Smithsonian & college campuses nationwide. Michelle is also a Punany Poet (as seen on HBO), the playwright and star of "God's Country" her touring one woman play, the creator of Live Lyrics! Creative writing workshops, and the founder/host of BE FREE Fridays (monthly open mic series).

 

Spotlight: Jordan Simpson

 

 

 Bronx Native with family roots in Jamaica, Jordan Simpson has been ranked the #1 youth poet in Texas. A featured TEDx speaker, the current Houston resident continues to work nation-wide as a workshop facilitator, Emcee, and social activist. Among a long list of college performances, Jordan has shared stages with The Blue Man Group and Civil Rights leader John Lewis. Currently attending Texas Southern University for Pharmacy School, Jordan prides himself on his poetry being used as an aid in his venture for identity and peace through writing as well as a tool for inspiration. Jordan has been featured in the Huffington Post, NPR, Houston Chronicle,  and the Houston Press. Jordan Simpson is a member of the 2016 Houston VIP poetry Slam team.

 


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Busboys and Poets, 5th & K
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, 20001

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 9:00 PM (EST)


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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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Open Mic Night | 5th & K | March 01, 2017 | Hosted by Chris Poetryzchyld Thomas feat LOVE The Poet Spotlight: Jordan Simpson
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