Extremely Online for Wednesday, April 29, 2020: Cassandra Myers

In accordance with public health concerns, the Boston Poetry Slam has canceled all local events. Instead, we offer the Extremely Online open mic and feature series, weekly on Wednesdays for the month of April 2020.

This Extremely Online show takes place via the free online meeting platform Zoom. A link to signups for the open mic will open at 7:15, and the Zoom link will be posted at 7:40. Open mic begins at 8:00 with the feature to follow around 9:15. To gain access to the show, please use the links posted in the Facebook event on the night of the show.

Poet Cassandra Myers of Tkaronto. Photo by Evan Roy.

Poet Cassandra Myers of Tkaronto. Photo by Evan Roy.

Cassandra Myers (they/she) is an emerging poet from Tkaronto. She was awarded the Best Poet at the 2018 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational and a Canadian National Poetry Slam team champion with the 2018 Toronto Poetry Slam team. An MSW candidate at York University, Cassandra is an arts-activist and organizer, running poetry workshops for youth living on the margins. Their work can be found in Overheard Lit, UncommonYOU, and forthcoming in ARC Poetry Magazine.

Cover charge is Pay What You Can, with a suggested donation of $3 via CashApp to $BostonPoetrySlam. Listeners are reminded that poetry may contain some strong language, adult themes, and unfiltered ideas; we ask our open mic participants to provide trigger warnings when appropriate, and to remember to be kind and respectful of a diverse listening experience. This series was founded by Lip Manegio is co-curated by Myles Taylor.