Join Julian Randall, the night’s scheduled feature, for an early-bird poetry workshop at the Cantab Lounge before the show. The one-hour workshop has limited space and begins at 5:30, with latecomers admitted no later than 6:00. This is a generative workshop and all are welcome. Description from the workshop leader:
Slam the Form!
This workshop uses the contemporary and classic poetic forms the Golden Shovel and the sonnet. Drawing on the work of Terrance Hayes, Patricia Smith, Lyrae Van Cleif Stefanon and sam sax we will explore the possibilities of poetic form as a means of self excavation and finding the true and beating core of obsession.
Cover charge is $10-$20 sliding scale, which includes admission to the evening show. We ask financially stable poets to consider contributing the higher end of this scale (or more) in order to defer costs for others and support this teaching artist’s generous donation of time to our space. Please note that our minimum is $10 tonight for the rare opportunity to work with this skilled touring teaching artist, but no poet of color will be turned away for lack of funds.
Due to the constraints of the venue, this workshop has limited space; room can be guaranteed to poets who identify as POC or queer. The best way to score a spot in the workshop is to directly email the series curator.
The venue is 18+ and a photo ID is required. For more information on the night’s open mic, slam, and feature from Julian, click here.
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