This night is an installment in the Boston Poetry Slam’s “Sober October,” a month-long series of shows and readers selected to celebrate the sober and recovering artists in our scene.
Ed Mabrey is a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion (2007/2012 and was the first person of color to win the title), 2012 Poetry Slam Artist of the Year (National Poetry Awards), 4-time National Poetry Slam Finalist, an Emmy nominated actor, National Best Selling poetry anthology contributor (Spoke Word Revolution Redux/Sourcebooks), motivational speaker, poet, and amateur comedian. He has served as Host/Master of Ceremony for over 200 events in the past 4 years and over 600 events in the past 8 years. Ed tours internationally and has conducted performances and workshops at over 70 colleges and universities, and most recently showcased his poem “Firework” on the 2013 National Poetry Slam Finals stage.
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.