#UWFirstDraft is a free, non-censored, open mic & weekly reading series sponsored by Urban Word NYC. It is open to all teen poets, musicians, MCs, Urban Word alumni, and mentors. We seek to provide a safe space for artistic expression, experimentation and development across all genres. First Draft is not a workshop nor a staged show. It's the stepping stone in-between. It is open to artists of all mediums seeking to share their creative energy and unique perspective. All generations of the Urban Word community, past, present and future, are invited to share their voices, ideas and wisdom.
InspiredWordNYC (http://inspiredwordnyc.com) presents BK Voices: A Poetry, Prose, Spoken Word Experience @ Hell Phone (http://www.hellphonebrooklyn.com/) in Bushwick - an amazing and amazingly diverse quarterly event celebrating Brooklyn based literary artists at a French restaurant that harkens back to the days of the secret backroom speakeasy.
Come out to #ThePoetNYC on March 14th for an amazing night with the amazing spoken word artist Kearah Armonie!
"The Poet WILL Be Televised!" is the BEST poetry jam session in New York and Is held on the second Wednesday of each month, at 8PM at Harlem's Silvana!
Hosted by hip-hop artist Baxter Words, we allow poets, spoken word and hip hop artists, and neo-soul singers to come together with a live band to improvise their written word in a new, fresh way.
To everyone in the place with style and grace, WordPlay invites you to unwind and vibe. Metaphors, “Sicker than your average,” in rhythmic patterns, flowing on some of the hottest beats. Thursday, January 18th, we’re uniting talents who live for expressing themselves through the pen. We’ve created a space for people to experience their love for music through someone else’s lenses.
Join us at 6:30pm, Thursday, January 18th, in Dorsett (677 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238).
EXCITED TO PRESENT THIS MONTH'S EDITION OF THE UNDERGROUND HEROINE SHOWCASE. This is the 9th installment of this show, and we've got another lineup of phenomenal talent. Come see us again at Gamba Forest's new location!
Hosted by ctyzn & Akilah
This is the 9th monthly edition of this event, and we have another astoundingly talented lineup of women of color. Come see what we're about!
17 Division Pl.
$5 entry before 9pm, then $10
Immerse: Art Exhibit is redefining the artistic experience. This is a public event that catapults the attendee into an immersive visual and performance art environment. The exhibit features contemporary art as well as live performances hand picked from the N.Y.C. area. As the viewer engages visual installations, a vast modicum of performance art becomes the backdrop or focal point creating a unique experience for each individual. As the Exhibit is called live a cycle of curated focal pieces is introduced while a live D.J. ties the night together.
The Other Side of Violet is an exhilarating collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers from across the United States and beyond. The anthology also contains interviews with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Paul Harding and award-winning poet and novelist Tim Z. Hernandez.
Belmont Avenue has a rich history of local entrepreneurship, bartering and discount goods. Belmont’s history is nostalgic for many long-term Brownsville residents. This series of street festivals will encourage residents to “Be On Belmont” and enhance connectivity between Belmont Ave. by, promoting local business and investment and encouraging a safe pedestrian, resident-consumer, family-friendly “place”.
“Be On Belmont” Weekend Walks will feature local entrepreneurs, performers, resources and activities for all ages. “Be On Belmont” is free and open to the public.
It has been awhile and now it is time for our annual event 'Thee Ingredient'. We have the hottest spoken word artist in Brooklyn. We also have Chocolate Brown coming throuh as a special guest. Chocolate Brown is not only one of the best rappers in Brooklyn; hands down, but one of the realest.
2 Hour Open Bar,
You already know how that goes! We can not wait to see you! We will be recording the open mic portion! So, bring it.
$10 before 10pm
We also have a new beginning party because a Street Poet is moving to Cali, Ladies and gentlemen.
Educators, Activists, and Writers! Capital Preparatory Schools is inviting you to participate in an evening of poetry + discussion. We're looking forward to an evening of sounds, words, and activism. We ask that you bring a poem/piece to perform, preferably with an emphasis on education/social justice. We'll have featured performers, a small open mic, and a roundtable discussion. Come as you are. This event is RSVP only. Only 40 spots are available.
Father Knows Best invites you for an evening of Spoken Word Poetry with nationally ranked slam poets and overall artists who do other art things, Taylor Steele and Kearah-Armonie! These two sisters from different misters have respectively been poets forever and competing in poetry slams for over 7 years(give or take). They are often associated with each other while folks compliment their work, so why not hear these lovely punk femmes in the same night!
an exhibit exploring the complexities of the multicultural and multiracial island of Quisqueya. Eleven women in the arts from the Dominican and the Haitian diaspora crafted visuals works that challenge Dominican and Haitian society norms by breaking through colonialism while embodying the island’s original roots in their featured visual work.
The National Poetry Slam is right around the corner! Come celebrate and get a sneak peak at all the hard work the team has put in this summer, and pick up some sweet treats and a copy of the team's limited edition chapbook!!