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Open Mic Night | Shirlington, VA | August 28, 2017 | Hosted by Big Slli'm Williams featuring WOWPS 2017 Champion Ebony Stewart

Busboys and Poets

Monday, August 28, 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.


Ebony Stewart is a touring performance artist and slam poet who has been active in the central Texas slam poetry scene and theater community for over a decade. Ebony Stewart was on the Austin Neo Soul Slam team in 2010 that finished fourth in the Nation. She coached the 2012 Austin Neo-Soul & 2015 Austin Poetry Slam teams, that finished first and fifth, respectively, at the National Poetry Slam and the 2015 They Speak Youth Slam that finished eighth in the world at Brave New Voices. The only adult female three-time Slam Champion in Austin, Texas, voted Top Female Touring Poet by the Spoken Word Awards. In 2015, she debuted her one-woman show, Hunger, for which she won a B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama and received the David Mark Cohen New Play Award. Recently crowned, Co-Champion of the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Her work can be seen on Button Poetry, Write About Now Poetry, Poetry Slam Inc., and read in several online magazines such as For Harriet, Teen Vogue and The Texas Observer. Ebony Stewart aka The Gully Princess aka “She’ll eat your cupcake” is the #storyoftheblackgirlwinning.

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When & Where

4251 South Campbell Ave
Arlington, 22206

Monday, August 28, 2017 at 8:00 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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