The Bowery Club is a renown location featuring a series of weekly Poetry Open Mic Nights, hosted by Mason Granger and PoetNY. This Sunday, July 16, aspiring poets are encouraged to join this event and read-out-loud their poetry, listen to poetry from fellow writers, and meet like-minded poets and poetry lovers.
Sign-ups at the door are at 8:00pm while the event itself will begin at 8:30pm. There will be 20, three-minute slots, with the first ten slots recorded and streamed live on Bowery Poetry’s YouTube Channel. Slots are first come, first serve, and admission costs $10.
Advanced discount tickets, priced at $7, can be purchased here.
The featured poet-of-honor will be Jamal Parker. Parker is a writer, performer, and teaching artist currently attending Temple University. He’s a Two Time International Poetry Slam Champion, having won Brave New Voices (2015) and the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (2016). Through poetry, he aims to shift the lens in how society views the black body, with elements of activism, political satire, and escapism influencing his artwork.
The Bowery Club’s recognizes the need to develop and produce works by emerging poets and performers, and to promote the exploration, improvement, and advancement of the arts as a change-making force in society, which makes this open mic night an important place for emerging poets and writers.
If you can’t attend this event, additional open mic poetry reading events by PoetNY will be held every Sunday throughout the remainder of July and August.
New York, NY 10012
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