Open Mic Night / Joy Priest
Oct
29
7:02 PM19:02

Open Mic Night / Joy Priest

We're back with another open mic, hosted by The Unspoken Word. This month, we're meeting at Footlight Players on Queen Street.

Bring a poem. A song. A monologue. An interpretive dance. Just keep it around five minutes. Sign up starts at 6:50pm & the show kicks off at 7:02pm.

Our feature this month is the illustrious Joy Priest!

JOY PRIEST grew up across the street from the world's most famous horse-racing track. She is the recipient of the 2018 Gregory Pardlo Fellowship at The Frost Place, the 2016 Hurston/Wright Foundation's College Writers' Award, and support from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown. 
She is formerly an associate poetry editor for Narrative Magazine, and senior editor emerita at Yemassee Journal. Her poems have appeared or are upcoming in Blackbird, Callaloo, Four Way Review, The Rumpus, Best New Poets 2014, Best New Poets 2016, and The Breakbeat Poets.

Don't miss this night. Joy is an impressive word-wrangler. You can learn more about her & read some of her published work here: http://www.joypriest.com/ 

See you there? Bring your friends! Bring your grandma! Bring your Blue Apron delivery person! Bring your lifeguard! Bring that one guy from Chipotle you see but don't actually talk to although you're kinda friends from middle school but you've had a kind of awkward falling out because neither of you kept in touch but you're sure you could reconnect if you just spent time reacquainting with one another. 

The event is FREE.
The theatre is located at 20 Queen St, Charleston, SC 29401.
Get there early because the list will fill up.
Be respectful: no sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, assholery.

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Poetry Festival // Physical Poetry
Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

Poetry Festival // Physical Poetry

Opening the evening is Annex Dance Company, a Charleston-based modern dance company directed by Kristin Alexander.  The company will share two works, W-I-L-D (2009) from their evening length work Out of the Roseinspired by WB Yeats andBernice (2017).  The recent work Bernicewas created from the poetry of Stephen Myers with an original score by Laura Ball and is a glimpse into the life of a 1920s woman with a simple, yet complicated world.  Following, Moving Body Dance Company (Columbia, SC) directed by Erin Bailey, an internationally presented dance artist, will present a work stepping into the lines of Ani Difranco’s poem Self Evident. The dance explores physical conversations in order to investigate and reveal reoccurring truths about the word that the dancers inhabit. 

            The second half of the evening will highlight collaborations with the words of our very own Charleston poet, Marcus Amaker.  Dance Matters (Charleston, SC) directed by Erin Leigh, will presentan excerpt from Coming to Monuments.The workexplores the history behind the display of Confederate memorials and the conflicted legacy their presence bestows. Within the theme of activism, the night will close with the Charleston premiere of contemporary dance collective Yuhas & Dancers (Columbia, SC), directed by Meredith Yuhas.  Yuhas & Dancers absorbed Marcus Amaker’s words quickly found in poems Daygloand The Last Word to create a dance work of discourse, challenge, and kinesthetic empathy.  Set to Amaker’s funky and spontaneous rhythms, the movement narrative speaks to our position of response in the face of adversity.

            Do not miss the exciting physical display of rich SC talent coming together for one night only.  For more information on the 2018 Free Verse Poetry Festival go to www.freeversefestival.com

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The Unspoken Word/Open Mic Night
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Unspoken Word/Open Mic Night

 That's right, folks. We're BACK!  We're hosting another open mic, so break out the champagne, the villanelles, & the interpretive dance.   Invite your friends, your mailman, your weird neighbor with that fake cactus, your grandma, and the one dude at the bus stop with the weird eye patch who claims he's a pirate, like, a real pirate.  Please bring one poem, song, or monologue. 5 mins. List is available at 6:51pm. Come early, we fill up quick. Open mic begins promptly at 7:01pm or 7:02pm or even 7:04pm. Probably 7:04pm.  Our feature this month is Augusta-based literary sensation Vanessa Harris aka The Most Elevated Deepness.  Vanessa Harris, poetically known as Most Elevated Deepness, is a Singer/ Songwriter/Spoken Word poet from Augusta, Ga. She is known throughout Augusta and surrounding areas for her poetry and song infused style of Spoken Word. She is also one third of the poetry group "The Forces" and Volunteers with "Poetry Matters Project" a non profit organization out of Augusta. Through Poetry Matters she is able to aid the organization in their endeavor to encourage young people to fall in love with words! On top of all of that she manages time to Co-host a monthly open Mic in in the city of Augusta. Most Elevated Deepness's poetry can be described as soulful and spiritual, and is sure to take the listener on a journey.  See y'all soon for the sestina shindig.  The Pantoun Party!  The sonnet sockhop!  The free verse fever dream!  The anaphora affair!  The Ghazal Gala!

That's right, folks. We're BACK!

We're hosting another open mic, so break out the champagne, the villanelles, & the interpretive dance.

Invite your friends, your mailman, your weird neighbor with that fake cactus, your grandma, and the one dude at the bus stop with the weird eye patch who claims he's a pirate, like, a real pirate.

Please bring one poem, song, or monologue. 5 mins. List is available at 6:51pm. Come early, we fill up quick. Open mic begins promptly at 7:01pm or 7:02pm or even 7:04pm. Probably 7:04pm.

Our feature this month is Augusta-based literary sensation Vanessa Harris aka The Most Elevated Deepness.

Vanessa Harris, poetically known as Most Elevated Deepness, is a Singer/ Songwriter/Spoken Word poet from Augusta, Ga. She is known throughout Augusta and surrounding areas for her poetry and song infused style of Spoken Word. She is also one third of the poetry group "The Forces" and Volunteers with "Poetry Matters Project" a non profit organization out of Augusta. Through Poetry Matters she is able to aid the organization in their endeavor to encourage young people to fall in love with words! On top of all of that she manages time to Co-host a monthly open Mic in in the city of Augusta. Most Elevated Deepness's poetry can be described as soulful and spiritual, and is sure to take the listener on a journey.

See y'all soon for the sestina shindig.

The Pantoun Party!

The sonnet sockhop!

The free verse fever dream!

The anaphora affair!

The Ghazal Gala!

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