NEW SERIES: A workshop and double feature at Radio in Union Square!
On Monday, May 28, James Caroline will present a 7:00 p.m. workshop at Radio, 397 Somerville Ave. in Union Square, Somerville. An open mic will follow at 8:00, and at 9:00 Jme will share feature time with Omoizele Okoawo. Admission is $5 and the show is 21+. Click for Facebook event.
James Caroline is a long-standing member of the Boston-area poetry slam community. A past host and team member of both the slams at the Lizard and Cantab Lounges, his work represents a great mix of lyricism and storytelling, musicality and craft. You can check out his full staff bio from the Boston Poetry Slam here. Also, believe it or not, there are still some beautiful recordings of his work to be found on his MySpace music page.
Jme will lead a 7:00 workshop at Radio to start the evening. If you know his work, you can expect it to be a soul-opening exercise in vulnerability and fight.
Another slam-bridging member of the unified Boston poetry scene, Omoizele Okoawo once coached the Lizard Lounge team and will compete with the 2012 Boston Poetry Slam Team this year in Charlotte, North Carolina. A full bio of his poetic accomplishments can be found on his Boston Poetry Slam staff page here.
A feature from Omoizele Okoawo is a rare sighting indeed! We talked him into this one with promises of a peanut butter pie and an audience ready to listen to his “weird” work; his poems already tear the veil away between the present world and the mythical and divine, so we can only guess at what his lesser-known work will bring to the stage.
NEW AND IMPROVED MONDAYS continues on Monday, May 28 at Radio, a new bar and performance space at 379 Somerville Ave., Union Square, Somerville. Doors open for the show at 6:30 p.m. with the workshop beginning at 7:00. Open mic begins at 8:00 and the double-feature will take the stage at 9:00. Cover charge is $5 and the show is 21+.