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Open Mic Night | 5th & K | May 1, 2013 | Hosted by Sarah Lawson featuring Kevin Coval

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

Open Mic Night | 5th & K | May 1, 2013 | Hosted by...

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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.


Sarah Lawson
sarah d. lawson is the founder and slammaster of the beltway poetry slam in washington, dc. she can be found teaching writing workshops throughout the city, sharing rough drafts on open mics and hosting at Busboys & Poets 5th and K. she has served on the board of mothertongue, DC's women's spoken word group, and was a member of the jenny mckean moore writing workshop in poetry at the george washington university. sarah is coach of the madeira poetry club, which placed second in DC's louder than a bomb teen poetry competition. she was also a member of DC's team treat yo self, which ranked 5th at the 2012 southern fried poetry slam. she hates capital letters & loves hugs.


Kevin CovalKEVIN COVAL is the author of numerous poetry collections and chapbooks, including the American Library Association Book-of-the-Year finalist Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica and most recently,L-vis Lives! Racemusic Poems, described as a “stunning, and very personal, piece of literary work that should be required reading in every high school in America” by Impose magazine. 

In his early twenties, Coval founded “Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival,” now one of the largest youth gatherings on the planet, recently the subject of an award-winningdocumentary of the same name. Coval currently serves as Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, the non-profit home of Louder Than a Bomb, and numerous other youth writing and hip hop programs. He is a native of Chicago and teaches at the School of the Art Institute and is a frequent contributor to WBEZ: Chicago Public Radio. His next work is Schtick: Jewish Assimilation and Its Discontents, forthcoming from Haymarket Books in April 2013. Coval can be reached at New poems and event notices can be found at

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1025 5th St NW
Washington, 20001

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 9:00 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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Open Mic Night | 5th & K | May 1, 2013 | Hosted by Sarah Lawson featuring Kevin Coval
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