April Penn grew up wanting to be Harriet the Spy and didn’t quit her life of secretive journal writing until she learned about the Boston Poetry Slam from the First Night Festival. Thereafter, she began frequenting the open mic and joined the 365 blog. Inspired by writers such as Michelle Tea and Eileen Myles, her work explores the intersection between memoir and feminism. She is a founding member of the Brighton Word Factory and has combined poetry and activism, featuring at Occupy Boston and UMass Amherst’s series on the arts of protest.
This show in our weekly Wednesday series takes place at the Cantab Lounge, 738 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge. Doors for the show open at 7:15. The open mic begins at 8:00 and the feature performs at approximately 10:00. An open slam in the 8×8 series will follow. The show is 18+ (ID required) and the cover charge is $3.