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Open Mic Night | Shirlington, VA | April 24, 2017 | Hosted by Big Slli'm Williams featuring iCON

Busboys and Poets

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:00 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: Big Slli'm 

Mary Bowman

Since the age of 4, Slli’m has expressed himself through the arts. From the visual, to the written, to the spoken, Slli’m has always been an equal opportunity “heartist”. In 2004, he took to the stage, and began performing throughout the United States. As a performer, Slli’m has enjoyed the good fortune of sharing the venues with some the most dynamic wordsmiths in the genre. As a host, he has helped bring those talented artists to his loyal supporters. Over the years, Slli’m has delivered performances in slams, showcases, festivals, workshops and the National Underground Spoken Word and Poetry Awards, resulting in 4 NUSPA nominations. When you watch him, it’s easy to see that Slli’m loves hosting as much as performing. With Slli’m Williams, there is a constant effort to create a welcoming environment, spread positive vibes and bring fun to those around him.



SHA'CONDRIA "iCON" SIBLEY is a national championship poet and multi-disciplinary teaching artist whose slam accomplishments include becoming the first woman and non-Texan to ever win Texas Grand Slam and also currently ranking as the #3 female poet in the world. A founding member of Team SNO (Slam New Orleans), she helped the team win multiple regional and national titles, solidifying them as a “dynasty” in the world of slam poetry. A lover of stage, iCon has featured in several stage productions. She also made her national television debut on the 3rd season of TV One's Verses and Flow. She even earned the honor of being a part of the first poetry act to ever grace the main stage at Essence Festival 2016.

Her work has been featured on many national and international outlets such as Upworthy, Huffington Post, For Harriet, Marie Claire, Teen Vogue, and BET. iCon’s work goes beyond the page and the stage. She partnered with the Alexandria Museum of Art in her hometown to become the host and organizer of the Rhythm & Rhymes Spoken Word Performing Arts Series, which includes open mics and workshops. She also works teaching poetry to inmates at a federal correctional facility.

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When & Where

4251 South Campbell Ave
Arlington, 22206

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Our Tribal Statement 

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 | Shirlington, VA | April 24, 2017 | Hosted by Big Slli'm Williams featuring iCON
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