Poems Night is a monthly poetry event showcasing up-and-coming spoken word talent first followed by a lottery-style open mic. Aside from the cult following it built, it’s also known for being arguably the most forgiving open mic of its kind, lending itself to experimental performances in front of a captive and supportive audience.
Free. 21+ implied because of alcoholic beverages being served, but it's really all ages. Drinks will be available for a donation of $1–5. Proceeds benefit the space. Seating is first-come-first-serve, but there's plenty of room for you. Books, zines, and other wonderful things by the features will be available for purchase.
Interested in a feature? All skill levels are welcome. Features get 10–15 minutes. Bring your zines, crafts, and other works if you want to sell them. Email our host a small bio + your best writing samples. // firstname.lastname@example.org
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Warren C. Longmire
Warren C Longmire is a writer, a software engineer, and an educator from North Philadelphia. He is a former contributing editor to Apiary Magazine and the Director of Poetry Events for Blue Stoop.
I am a writer, and a survivor of sexual assault. I have made it my personal life mission to empower and inspire survivors of sexual assault through my writing, to be able to find their voice again and to be begin to heal. It is my daily goal on my Facebook blog, to make a difference in the world.
His eye is on the
sparrow, And I know
he watches me!
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Accessibility note: there's a staircase that leads up to the gallery, but no elevator.
Directions from Chestnut Hill College:
Take the L (Olney Transportation Center) to Olney Trans. Center and ride the BSL southbound.
- If taking the Broad-Ridge Spur: get off at the last stop on 8th and Market, walk south to 8th and Chestnut streets, and walk about twenty feet east. There's a door to the right of Morimoto with the JOG decal on it.
- If taking the Express to Walnut-Locust: get off at City Hall and transfer for free via MFL going eastbound to Frankford Transportation Center—if riding during A/B hours, take any train east. Get off at the 8th Street station, walk south to 8th and Chestnut streets, and walk about twenty feet east. There's a door to the right of Morimoto with the JOG decal on it.
If you're taking Regional Rail: take the L (Olney Transportation Center) to Gravers Lave and Anderson Street. Head to the Chestnut Hill East "Gravers" station to Jefferson Station. Walk south on 11th street. Walk east on Chestnut Street until you find a door to the right of Morimoto with the JOG decal on it.
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RSVP via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/465921557296647/