Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
Thursday, April 5 ~ 8:00-10:00 pm
Admission: $5-members, $8-nonmembers
The open mic features a popular regionally known poet but everyone is welcome to share his or her work. Just show up and sign up if you want to share your poetry.
Featured Poet: Brandon Alexander Williams— In February 2012, Brandon Alexander Williams was invited by Andre3000 to his Atlanta home. Andre called Real a "lyrical scientist" after hearing him perform spoken word. Born in Maywood and raised in Peoria, Illinois, poet/emcee Real T@lk is changing the world one rhyme at a time! Williams has toured with Big Boi (of OutKast) on his "Shoes For Running World Tour" with co-headliner Killer Mike and is also a part of the ensemble "Quincy Jones presents Lee England Jr". He was also crowned “Unsigned Hype” by The Source Magazine, featured twice on Russell Simmons' All Def Poetry and has previously collaborated with several brands from the New Era Cap Company to Verizon Wireless. Williams is most recently producing his 7th independent album, giving guest lectures at several universities and promoting his first published book entitled "(she calls me) Mr. Write".