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Open Mic Night | Shirlington, VA | March 27, 2017 | Hosted by Big Slli'm Williams featuring Safia Elhillo

Busboys and Poets

Monday, March 27, 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.

 

FEATURING: SAFIA ELHILLO

 

Safia Elhillo is the author of "The January Children," the acclaimed new collection of poetry which was the recipient of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets. Sudanese by way of Washington, DC, Safia is a Cave Canem fellow and a poetry editor at Kinfolks Quarterly: a journal of black expression, she received an MFA in poetry at the New School. Safia has been nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize and was joint winner of the 2015 Brunel University African Poetry Prize. Her work appears in several publications and in the anthologies “The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop” and “Again I Wait for This to Pull Apart.” Safia has performed at venues such as TEDxNewYork, the South African State Theatre, and the New Amsterdam Theater on Broadway. She has shared the stage with ?uestlove and Black Thought of The Roots, Gil Scott-Heron, The Last Poets, Immortal Technique, Faith Evans, and Sonia Sanchez. Safia is a founding member of Slam NYU, the 2012 and 2013 national collegiate championship team, and was a three-time member and former coach of the DC Youth Slam Poetry team.

Safiaelhillo.com / safia.elhillo@gmail.com

 

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4251 South Campbell Ave
Arlington, 22206

Monday, March 27, 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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Open Mic Night | Shirlington, VA | March 27, 2017 | Hosted by Big Slli'm Williams featuring Safia Elhillo
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