This reading is part of our LGBTQIA+ series, Moonlighting. This month’s event is scheduled for Sunday, January 5, 2020, and the featured readers are Levi Cain and Red Maienza.
Levi Cain is a gay Black poet that was born in California, raised in Connecticut and currently lives in the Greater Boston Area. Levi is a shortlist finalist for Brain Mill Press’s National Poetry Month contest, a Sagittarius sun with an Aquarius rising, and a dessert enthusiast.
Red Maienza (they/them/theirs) is a Boston-based poet, organizer, and dunky donut who would like to formally apologize for their Gemini moon. Their work has appeared in the literary publication The Other Side of Violet (great weather for MEDIA), NHPR, Slamfind, & thriving (glowworm press), and in their friends’ backpacks. They are the staff coordinator and secretary of Slam Free Or Die in Manchester, NH. They have competed in countless slams on both regional and national levels. Their full name is Redemption because they believe in the power of healing, growth, and skin-of-your-teeth survival. Most importantly, they believe in you. twitter: @red_whines // instagram: @depressoshot
This show in our monthly Sunday queer series takes place The Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St. in Cambridge. Doors open at 7:00 for a 7:30 open mic with the feature to follow. The show is all-ages and a $5 donation is requested; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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Physical Accessibility- The Democracy Center has a wheelchair accessibly entrance and the room we are in is wheelchair accessible. The Democracy Center does not have a wheelchair accessible bathroom, but one is available for use at the neighboring restaurant “The Daedalus”. Moonlighting strives to be as accessible as possible, we apologize for this inaccessibility and are working to secure a more accessible venue.
Stimulus Accessibility- Moonlighting does not play loud music at any point in the show. We ask that all participants on the open mic and all performers use the microphone provided for all aspects of their performance. There are a few options to adjust the lighting in the room we are in– if you need the lighting adjusted to better your experience at our show, please talk to Ilyus or Myles and we will do everything in our power to do so. We ask that you do not wear strong fragrances in our space. We love you and want you here and want to acknowledge and act upon everything in our power to ensure that as many folks have full access to the space as possible.