Moonlighting: A Queer Open Mic and Reading Series on Thursday, May 30, 2013, featuring Emily O’Neill and Friends

A SPECIAL INSTALLMENT IN OUR LGBTQ SERIES, MOONLIGHTING! Click here for more information about Moonlighting.

This week, Boston Poetry Slam presents a special edition of Moonlighting! The show will be a benefit for local queer working class poet Emily O’Neill and feature some of the top LGBTQ spoken word artists in the area. Following a short open mic, there will be performances from Sean Patrick Mulroy, Sophia Holtz, Sam Teitel, Cassandra de Alba, and Emily herself. All Hampshire College alumnae (and members of the legendary Slam Collective), these poets have performed all over the world and are sure to create a dynamic, engaging night of queer-focused work.

This fabulous fivesome has put together a group chapbook especially for this event, which will be available for purchase. There will be a $4 suggested donation at the door (up from our usual $3), and all proceeds will go towards Emily, who has been admitted to the prestigious Tin House Fiction Workshop in Portland, Oregon, and needs help with the hefty registration fees. Group excursion to Midway’s “Queereoke” to follow!

This show in our monthly Thursday LGBTQ series takes place at Fazenda Coffee Roasters, 3710 Washington St. in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston. An open mic begins at approximately 7:00 p.m. and the headliner follows the open mic. The show is all-ages and a $4 donation is requested.