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Thursday Night Open Mic | Hyattsville | March 30, 2017 | hosted by Kosi Mkame featuring Safia Elhillo, author of "The January Children"

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Thursday 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: Kosi Mkame

Kosi

Mandla 'Kosi' Dunnis tap-dancing, beat-boxing poet, longboarder, and Individual Studies major at the University of Maryland in College Park. He enjoys Charm's Super Blowpops, plot twists, the Baltimore "Two Step", 2D Animation, and the occasional Twitter rant. As an alumni of the DC Youth Slam Team, Kosi Dunn earned his proverbial stripes competing/performing nationally as well as serving as Busboys and Poets' monthly youth open mic host at their 5th & K location. Kosi hopes to foster a diverse community of student poet-activists and cannot wait to share his inimitable excitement and love for storytelling with the BB&P Hyattsville family.

 

 

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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5331 Baltimore Ave. Suite 104
Hyattsville, 20781

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 9:00 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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Thursday Night Open Mic | Hyattsville | March 30, 2017 | hosted by Kosi Mkame featuring Safia Elhillo, author of "The January Children"
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