Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Join Rain City Slam on Wednesday night for an open mic, featured poet Aaron Samuels and the Season Opener.
****SHOW STARTS AT 8PM****
Sign ups at 730pm
Aaron Samuels is a Pushcart-nominated poet, a TEDx speaker, and an acclaimed facilitator of critical identity discussions. Raised in Providence, Rhode Island, by a Jewish-American mother and an African-American father, Aaron discovered spoken word poetry at age 14 when his English teacher told him he was not allowed to break meter. After declining this advice, Aaron went on to become one of the premiere performance poets in the country, featuring on TV One’s Verses & Flow, HBO’s Brave New Voices, and TEDx Washington University. His work has appeared in multiple journals including the Tidal Basin Review, Apogee Journal, and Muzzle Magazine. His debut collection of poetry, Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps, was released by Write Bloody Publishing in fall 2013.
Check out this poem, "Conditioned" by Aaron Samuels:
** FIRST SLAM for Rain City National Team. This slam is open to ALL AGES. TOP THREE 18+ poets move on to Semi Finals. Poets UNDER 18 in the TOP THREE will showcase at Finals **
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Rain City Slam is committed to safety in our community for all of our members. We ask that anyone entering our community in any capacity treat the audience, poets, venue staff, Rain City community members and featuring artists as equals. We refuse to permit any act of hate, violence or bigotry on or off our stage and microphone and will ban any person or persons involved in those acts. Any person whose safety has been threatened in any way should report the occurrence to a member of the Rain City Slam board. We will keep information confidential and anonymous and provide any support needed. Absolutely NO ONE is above this rule and inappropriate, dangerous, hateful or violent behavior is unacceptable for everyone.
Rain City Slam is sponsored by the Allied Arts Foundation.