Delawhere: Tuesday night poetry open mic & slam's Journal|
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|Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009|
03-03-09 – FEATURE! – Queen Sheba. We are lucky enough to have Queen Sheba grace our poetry stage this month. So please, don't miss this event! Queen Sheba is currently ranked in the top 10 Slammers in the WORLD! Queen is also president of her own advertising company Oyaxclusive, where she specifies in advertising poetry and performance groups. If you have ever thought that traveling the world to hear others poetry would inspire you, then you should hear Sheba's poetry! She is uniquely inspired, and utterly controversial in her stance for human and poetry rights. Just ask her about her protective protest that was the talk of the poetry town for years, and inspired change in the poetry community! I said it once and I'll say it again-
DO NOT miss this show!
|Tuesday, February 24th, 2009|
Update on upcoming events!
February 24, 2009 (Tonight!) Youth Slam & World of Women qualifier Slam – Tonight is the night for our youth to come out and shine! Bring poetry that you want to share with the group, and also if you want to compete, bring two performance ready poems. Then you can go head to head with other youth poets and win bragging rights!
03-03-09 – FEATURE! – Queen Sheba. We are lucky enough to have Queen Sheba grace our poetry stage this month. So please, don't miss this event! Queen Sheba is currently ranked in the top 10 Slammers in the WORLD! Queen is also president of her own advertising company Oyaxclusive, where she specifies in advertising poetry and performance groups. If you have ever thought that traveling the world to hear others poetry would inspire you, then you should hear Sheba's poetry! She is uniquely inspired, and utterly controversial in her stance for human and poetry rights. Just ask her about her protective protest that was the talk of the poetry town for years, and inspired change in the poetry community! I said it once and I'll say it again- DO NOT miss this show!
03-10-09 Workshop – Creative writing - Creative writing is considered to be any writing, fiction or non-fiction, that goes outside the bounds of normal, professional, journalistic… blab bla bla! Do you want to learn more about creative writing? What it is and how we can bring our own spin on it as individuals? Then come to this workshop lead by our own teacher / poet / organizer, Innocence Bello.
03-17-09 Adult slam – come on out with your performance ready poems and throw down with others who are competing! This is also the last slam we will be having before we send our poets off to World of Women Poetry Slam in Detroit MI. So come out and support!
03-24-09 Youth Slam – it's happening again! Another youth slam! Tonight is the night for our youth to come out and shine! Also bring work that you would want to get opinions on from other interested competitive youth poets. Also if you want to compete, bring two performance ready poems. Then you can go head to head with other youth poets and win bragging rights!
03-31-09 Prop Slam night!- This is going to be an unlimited open reading that is specialized! Bring anything you want, any length of time, and ANY PROP that enhances your performance work1 We won't be enforcing our regular rules of no props and 2 poems or 5 minutes tonight because you, the reader has the floor. Most creative prop, prize will be given at the end of the night!
04-07-09 Poetry Decathlon! – what is a poetry decathlon you ask? Well it's a completely fun and hilarious poetry event that includes 10 rounds of hilarity! Keep tuned for more info on our decathlon and what it will take for you to be a part of the fun! (hint sock puppets are involved)
|Monday, October 6th, 2008|
Second Saturday Poets in Wilmington
The venerable and long-standing Second Saturday Poets
is still going strong! Its current location is Genelle's Cafe at 730 Market Street, Wilmington.
The reading starts at 5pm on the second Saturday of every month. Your lovely host is Joe Allen. For more information, click on the linkie above.
Due to my work schedule I haven't been to 2nd Saturday in a long time, but I can attest to the fact that it's always been a fun, quirky reading with a great mix of poets. Also, there's a bar. Well, there's always been a bar at the other locations. Joe and the organizers of Second Saturdays are saintly people, so I assume there is a bar at Genelle's, too. :P
This Saturday, October 12, is the 25th anniversary party for Second Saturdays. If you want a taste of the history of literary arts in Northern Delaware, this is the reading to go to. You won't be disappointed. Current Mood: busy
|Thursday, September 25th, 2008|
Channeling Poe: sponsored by the Delaware Literary Connection
October 4, 2008
Channeling Poe: A celebration of the 159th anniversary of the death of Edgar Allen Poe, featuring readings by the winners of the DLC Autumn Writing Contest, a special performance of "The Raven" and "Annabelle Lee" by prize-winning slam poet Matt MacDonald, and a Poe "Channeling" contest - original 3-minute readings of works stylized after the writing of Edgar Allen Poe or Poe-related in content - which will be read by the authors and judged by the audience. See the "Channeling Poe" announcement in the August DLC Newsletter for details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the guidelines.
The event will be held at The Deer Park Tavern, Main Street, Newark, Delaware from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on October 4, 2008.
*I used my Goth icon to post this because I am a dork. Current Mood: accomplished
Upcoming events !
09/30/08 - Featured Poet Tony Brown!
Tony is a veteran of the national performance poetry scene, having performed his work all over the country during a poetic career that stretches back to the 70s. His work has appeared in many journals on and off-line, from World Literature Today to the River Walk Journal, and was recently named "Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere" by the bloggingpoet.com. He's the author of twelve chapbooks worth of poetry and in recent years has been performing extensively as part of the poetry and music duo Duende, with virtuoso bassist and guitarist Faro. Duende's released two CD/chapbook sets of their work, and is currently working on their third collaboration. He appears in Newark in a rare solo show.
10/07/08 – Unlimited open Mic
If you want to bring a poetry piece that you want to practice for a future competition, we are all for it. Or if you want to give a go at poetry that was discussed at our previous workshop night, have at it. This is our unlimited open mic night and you can feel free to read more than 3 or go over the usual 5 minute time limit.
10/14/08 – Two Featured poets Rhe and Sierra DeMulder!
Rhe is a spoken word artist, practical activist, and craft-enthusiast, hailing from Minneapolis, MN. She began writing at 15 and has kept strong ties to the youth scene, putting on workshops and performances at high schools and youth events around the country. Recently she represented her home city at the 2007 National Poetry Slam as well as at the first annual Women of the World Poetry Slam in March, 2008.
Sierra DeMulder is a member of the Intangibles Spoken Word Collective. While dividing her poetry between New York and the Twin Cities, she enjoys goosebumps, cranberry juice and feminism. Her favorite poetic accomplishments include: winning the Spirit of the Slam award with Oneonta at the 2007 National Poetry Slam, representing Minneapolis at the first ever Women of the World Poetry Slam in 2008and performing in semi-finals with Saint Paul, at the 2008 National Poetry Slam.
When not doing things poetical, Sierra and Rhe can usually be found up a tree.
10/21/08 – Workshop night!
This month's topic….. Music and Poetry
10/28/08 - Competitive slam!
Bring three poems and your poetry face and you are more than qualified to read in our competitive slam! All who slam will earn points to be a part of the DelaWhere-Newark slam team for the 2008 – 2009 season. Current Mood: artistic