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Sunday Kind of Love | 14th & V | August 20, 2017 | Hosted by Sarah Browning & Katy Richey feat Alan King and Zahara Heckscher

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Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Sunday Kind of Love Open Mic Poetry features emerging and established poets from the Washington, DC area and around the nation. Each program includes one to two featured poets and an open mic segment. Cosponsored by Split This Rock, the national organization dedicated to poetry of provocation and witness.


Sarah Browning

Sarah Browning is the director of Split This Rock, a national organization dedicated to integrating the poetry of provocation and witness into public life and supporting the poets who write this vital work. She is an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, poetry co-editor of On The Issues Magazine, author of Whiskey in the Garden of Eden, and co-editor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology. The recipient of an artist fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, she has also received a Creative Communities Initiative grant and the People Before Profits Poetry Prize.

Katy Richey

Katy Richey is a poet and teacher living the Washington Metro area. Her work has appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly and forthcoming in Gargoyle Magazine. She has performed poetry at venues throughout the Washington, DC metro area including the 2006 Capital BookFest, and has been a featured reader at the Arlington Public Libraries Reading Series and WPFW 89.3 FM "On the Margin." She has written curriculum for the Montgomery County Public Schools ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Department including poetry and creative writing pathways. She currently teaches English in Silver Spring.



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Zahara Heckscher

Zahara Hecksher daughter of an immigrant and a refugee, is a writer, educator, mother, and social justice activist. She is the Chief Poetic Officer of the Poetry Game Project, and the author of the poetry chapbook Forgetting is My Superpower (2017). Zahara is the co-author of How to Live Your Dream of Volunteering Overseas  (Penguin, 2002), a book Noam Chomsky called “informed, sensitive, and comprehensive.” Zahara writes about progressive approach to international volunteering as a contributing editor at Her articles have appeared in books, magazines, and newspapers including the Washington Post. Zahara’s activism dates back to her 4th grade classroom, where she removed her shirt to protest a sexist dress code. A Cancer Thriver, Zahara’s recent political work includes three arrests protesting the TransPacific Partnership. She facilitates Poetry Game workshops at public schools, faith communities, and the Writer’s Center.


Alan King

Alan King is the author of DRIFT (Willow Books, 2012) and POINT BLANK (Silver Birch Press, 2016). He's a Caribbean American, whose parents emigrated from Trinidad and Tobago to the U.S. in the 1970s. Alan's also a husband, father, and communications professional who blogs about art and social issues at A Cave Canem graduate fellow, he holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine. He’s a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee and was nominated three times for a Best of the Net selection. He lives with his family in Bowie, Maryland.




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2021 14th St NW
Washington, 20009

Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Sunday Kind of Love | 14th & V | August 20, 2017 | Hosted by Sarah Browning & Katy Richey feat Alan King and Zahara Heckscher
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