Untitled Featuring Michelle La Poetica & Youth Slam
Third Tuesday is always Untitled!
Tuesday, March 19, 6 to 9 pm
at Brew’d (61 Market Street, Lowell).
Our feature is a force of nature…
MC at Dencity in Lynn, MA
Michelle La Poetica!
Plus Youth Slam!
CASH PRIZE: $50
Youth poets (age 13 to 19) go head to head until the top scorer wins!
3 Rounds: All poets do one poem; top 4 poets do a second poem; top 2 poets go head-to-head for the $50 prize.
Spaces go to the first 6 (yes, only 6 slots for this slam) poets to sign up, and they will go fast...
If you're interested in competing, you can post here or email Douglas (ZG91Z2xhc2Jpc2hvcHBvZXQgfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ==) to reserve a space.
Older than 19 or younger than 13? No slam? No Prob! Come and do your thing on the open mic! All styles, all orientations welcome…
As always, at Brew’d Awakening Coffehaus
(61 Market Street, Lowell, MA),
With all times approximate, as always…
6:00 Sign Up
6:30 Open Mic
9:00 All Done
ABOUT OUR FEATURE:
Born to Dominican immigrant parents in 1976 New York City, shortly thereafter moved to Massachusetts where she lives to this day, Michelle La Poetica prides herself in the main aspects of her being: being a Mother, a Woman, and a Creative Soul… All other aspects of her existence fall at the feet of this trinity… And rise because of it. She has been writing poetry since she was 8 years old and through the years she’s learned that writing is the only thing that allows her to become one with her thoughts and emotions. A firm believer that the yin-yang of Love and Life come from different levels; one affects the other, yet finds a way to balance out, thus creating a range of emotions that always remain entwined with one another… And it is because of this belief that all her poetry (despite differences and a unique tie to one life experience) falls under the same category: Life!
/// Safer Space & Community Guidelines ///
We strive to foster a space of inclusivity and respect/ We ask everyone to leave (in no particular order): ableism, ageism, classism, fatphobia, homophobia, misogyny, racism, transphobia, and all oppressive language, attitudes, and actions at the door. We look to hold ourselves and one another accountable to creating a culture in which we treat each other with consent and respect. This includes but is not limited to respecting people's physical and emotional boundaries and receiving explicit verbal consent before touching someone or crossing other personal boundaries. If you are disrupting our safer space we will ask you to leave.
Please reach out to Ricky Orng or Douglas Bishop with questions regarding the open mic or slam.