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The Maverick Room: Poems by Thomas Sayers Ellis

With its defiance for any one tradition or voice, Thomas Sayers Elliss debut becomes a powerful argument against monotony

A dream. A democracy. A savage liberty.
And yet another anthem and yet another heaven
and yet another party wants you.
Wants you wants you wants you.
—from Groovallegiance

In one poem, Thomas Sayers Ellis prognosticates, Pretty soon, the Age of the Talk Show / Will slip on a peel left in the avant- gutter. The result is The Maverick Room, the testing ground of determination and serendipity, where call-and-response becomes Steinian echo becomes Post-Soul percussive pleasure becomes a bootlegged recording hustled out of a D.C. go-go club.
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Hey fam, we need your help. I know we said …. BloomBars is not something you can easily describe. Some have called it an artist and non-profit incubator, performance space, art gallery, theater, dance studio, screening room, youth academy, and center for health, wellness, and community engagement-They were all correct. Redefining the perception of a bar, BloomBars does not serve or allow alcohol on its premises fostering a safe and family-friendly environment. Our vision is a global network of BloomBars -like spaces that serve as a training ground for a new generation of change agents who believe in the transformational power of art to affect positive growth in the community. We believe art has a critical role in community building, social justice, advocacy, youth development, and health and wellness Art meaning music, visual and multi-media arts, martial arts, dance, and film.

I love places that define themselves as a community space first and foremost, and this is one of those places. Its events are on the new age, progressive side, including yoga, wisdom circles, and author events on some pretty heavy topics and serious issues. But it also has some things to lighten up the mood, like improv comedy shows and poetry readings. Black Cat. The place serves traditional American food as well as wonderful vegetarian and vegan options at certain times of day.

Busboys and Poets is proud to be a venue that provides space and support for poets and spoken word performers and interested audiences. From the cozy atmosphere of the "Sunday Kind of Love" poetry series to the high intensity of the 11th Hour Poetry Slam, we are sure you will find a poetry event that will spark your creative side and leave you inspired. 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. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear. Audiences can expect a diverse array of spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and more with a Jazz soundtrack! It will feature the sounds of a professional Jazz Band to groove us into the night with short transition segments in between open mic presenters, and a full feature set to close out the evening.

DC Guerrilla Poetry Insurgency Open Mic Night

Each year Split This Rock serves hundreds of young people and the schools they attend by offering them opportunities to write, perform, and connect with a diverse community of socially engaged writers. Through the art and witness of poetry, young people not only develop exceptional writing and public speaking skills but also acquire an invigorated sense of self and insight into their power to transform themselves and society. School-Based Activities Exceptional poets serving as teaching artists are placed in schools throughout the DC metro area to support educators, students, and poetry clubs. Support, feedback, and tools such as lesson plans are provided to educators at schools to assist them in integrating poetry into the curriculum. Open Mics Monthly and school-based open mics offer young people safe space to share their art and be affirmed for it within a community of their peers. Hyper Bole Witness the power of youth poetry, or participate yourself if you're someone years old!

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