||BEST DAMN POETRY SHOW
a monthly spoken word exhibition
So mark your calendar, notebook, Blackberry, iPhone, or the back of your hand NOW:
Our NEXT Show is very soooon:
Saturday, May 15 @ 7:00 !
7:00 Doors & Sign-up
8:00ish Open Mic
9:00ish Feature Poets
PARTICIPATE & PRACTICE! Open Mic is here for you. Open mic understands. He enjoys receiving word-sounds and spit from first-timers, seasoned slammers, and everyone in between.
BIG THANKS to the over 50 of you who
showed up for our first show at The Elevens! We hope to see you again this month. Who knows what the night will bring? Last time there were surprises involving bellydancing, a blindfold, snack chips, and at least one hysterically laughing poet.
These awesome photos from the show (and more to come) were taken during the Feature Poets segment by the talented couple, Lisa & Doug Merrill. We hope they might like to hang around and become our regular photographers at the show!
Digits: The Elevens, 140 Pleasant St.
Logistics: There's a $3 cover. 21+
Ettiquettes: They open for business earlier-than-usual for our show, so let's make them happy doing it. This means 1. BRING friends 2. BUY drinks 3. TIP the bartender (EVEN if you're only drinking one seltzer & cranberry juice). Thank you.
LOCAL SPOKEN WORD ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:
She was JUST named NORTHAMPTON'S official Poet Laureate for the next two years! I serve on the Northampton Arts Council, and I'm VERY happy that the selection committee made the right choice in
A Northampton-based Spoken Word Poet, Playwright, Performer, and Collage Artist who you should definitely be aware of if you're not already.
Keep your eye out for an annoucement about our upcoming POETRY CONTEST just for you, our newsletter subscribers!
Yup, there's even an awesome P-R-I-Z-E.
Best Damn Poetry Show is hosted & organized by: Dana Wilde and Tanya Rubins. Contact info: 413.584.8328 or reply to this email. BDPS was started in 2009 by Kevin Devaney. We're also re-establishing our relationship with C3 (Commonwealth Center for Change).
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