Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
Thursday, April 7, ~ 5:00 -7:00 pm
Advance ticket sales are offered online via 309Tix.com
Tickets in Advance Online: $5-members, $8-nonmembers, $3-poets + fees (till 4pm day of event)
When checking in at the door, be prepared to share your table and seat number.
If an event is not sold out, tickets will also be sold at the door.
Tickets at the door*: $9-members, $12-nonmembers, $5-poets
(*No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our max capacity)
Water and Pop for $1.00 is offered at the bar.
Attendees may bring their own food and drink or bring in food and drink from the Rhythm Kitchen.
Experience a diverse open mic with artists from all backgrounds in a positive and inspiring atmosphere. Peoria’s Open Mic for Poetry is held on the 1st Thursday of each month. Host: Ryan Lowry, DJ: Yvaine Washington
Each month the open mic features a popular regionally known poet. Poets from as far away as Maryland, Missouri and Florida have graced the stage. Regardless of a poet’s level of experience, everyone is welcome to share his or her work. One thing is for certain, this is an entertaining and stimulating event. Join us on the 2nd floor, in the Preston Jackson Gallery.
Featured Poet: Brandon Alexander Williams
Born in Maywood and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Brandon Alexander Williams is a poet, MC and DJ. He is the most recent recipient of the Grant Wood Fellowship and is a visiting instructor at the University of Iowa’s School of Music where he teaches courses in Hip-Hop. Williams is an alumnus of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where he produced “The Yard: An A’Capella/Hip-Hop Musical”. As an active MC and DJ, he has performed and taught throughout the country, produced ten albums, published three books and given several guest lectures and keynotes centered around art-integrated education.