Hosts Jeff Taylor and Anna Geoffroy guide you away from the firey pit of incomplete tasks that is your to-do lists and towards the weird world of well-placed adjectives.
The virtual garage door opens at 7:45pm Eastern Time for the fireside chat (fireside not required, chat will be provided)
@8:15pm the first 5 from the open mic will read
@8:30pm This Month's Featured Poet: Amanda Shea
after the feature will be more open mic.
each performer on the open mic gets 4 minutes or 2 poems (whichever comes first)
To sign-up early and be added to the mailing list send your name, a one-sentence bio and if you'll be performing poems, music, comedy or whatever you do to TheGaragePoets at G M A I L dot C O M.
Meet Amanda Shea -- she is a renowned spoken word and multidisciplinary artist, educator,
coach, activist, publicist, power networker, mother, friend. She knows, loves, and uplifts artists
all over Greater Boston across New England to the DMV, Atlanta, Chicago... and beyond.
Amanda is a community heartbeat. She's hosted BAMSFest and countless poetry slam events;
she facilitates youth workshops for spoken word poetry, visual arts, and public speaking; she is
a publicist for hip hop artist Brandie Blaze; she has managed and supported countless other
artists in Boston. Last year, she was named among WBUR The ARTery's 25 artists of color
transforming the cultural landscape. To top all of that -- she co-founded and curated four (soon
to be five!) iterations of Activating ARTivism, a community festival to amplify POC through art,
activism, and resistance. This event has featured artists from Boston, Brockton, Chicago,
Virginia, D.C., and more. Importantly, it has raised awareness and provided support for local
nonprofits like Mission Safe, The New England Innocence Project, Trans Resistance MA, The
Simple Good (Chicago), and the LDB Peace Institute. Amanda is WELL versed in running a
community event, putting together an impactful, inclusive lineup of artists, and bringing people
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and our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI4BoiHEJAgpB_b4u7VTDfw
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Tickets for The Garage Poets Open Mic can be booked here.
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