Welcome to a unique and immersive poetry event that takes poetry outside classrooms and lecture halls and places it in the lush interiors of a bordello. The Madame presents a rotating cast of both male and female poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For a small fee, all of the poets are available for these sequestered readings at any time during the event. Of course, any true bordello need a good cover; ours is an immersive cabaret featuring live jazz, burlesque, vaudeville, aerials, painters, sketch artists, and fortune-tellers, with newly integrated themes, performances and installations at each event.
Doors open at 8pm; show starts at 9pm. Themed costumes and/or formalwear are encouraged but not required.
This event is 21+.
::::::: Community & Accessibility :::::::
This is a space for everyone to feel welcome and loved. Racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia will not be tolerated at our House. All entrances and spaces within the venue are single-level and handicap accessible. Gender neutral bathrooms are easily located in the main room.