October 9th
Angel Nafis Features and Open Mic!

Angel Nafis is an Ann Arbor, Michigan native where she resided as the VOLUME youth poetry projects Poet in Residence at the Neutral Zone Teen Center for two years. She represented Ann Arbor in the Brave New Voices festival two years in a row as a member of the Youth Slam Team which performed on the final stages at the San Francisco Opera House and the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Her work can be stumbled upon in FOUND Magazine’s Requiem for a Paper Bag, Decibels, GirlSpeak Webzine, The Bear Rivers Writing Conference Online Magazine, and MUZZLE Magazine. In 2011 she represented the LouderArts poetry project at both the Women of the World Poetry Slam and the National Poetry Slam. She is an Urban Word NYC Mentor.

October 21st (Sunday)

Andrea Gibson and Lauren Zuniga Show!!!

Andrea Gibson: Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement– the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam –Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality.
Her work has been featured on the BBC, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV and in 2010 was read by a state representative in lieu of morning prayer at the Utah State Legislature.

Lauren Zuniga: Zuniga is a nationally touring performance poet and teaching artist. She is one of the top five ranked female poets in the world, the 2012 Activist-in-Residence for the University of Oklahoma, and the founder of Oklahoma Young Writers. She is on the State Arts Council Touring Roster and was voted Best Local Author by Oklahoma Gazette's Best of the Best OKC. Since 2009, she has toured from Canada to New York to Texas offering a fresh style of strong imagery and inspiring passion. Her work has been featured on MoveOn.org, Daily Kos, Crooks and Liars, Being Liberal, RH Reality Check, On the Issues Magazine, Muzzle magazine, The Good Things About America Anthology as well as XM radio and two independent films.

We expect to reach capacity for this show and we don't want to turn people away if you arrive late, but you can reserve your seat now!

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