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August Sunday Kind of Love

Sunday Kind of Love

Featuring Gregg Shapiro & The DC Youth Slam Team

Hosted by, Sarah Browning & Katy Richey
$5 online or at the door

Gregg Shapiro is the author of the chapbook GREGG SHAPIRO: 77 (Souvenir Spoon Press, 2012) and the poetry collection Protection (Gival Press, 2008). Shapiro is also an entertainment journalist whose interviews and reviews run in a variety of regional LGBT and mainstream publications and websites.
The DC Youth Slam Team uses spoken word poetry to teach and empower teens to speak up about issues of social justice. With free weekly writing workshops, monthly open mics, poetry slams, and annual travel to regional and national competitions, the team provides training and a platform for District youth to develop their poetry and public speaking skills with guidance from mentors and peers.
Check them out on Sunday August 18, 2013 -5-7 pm- Busboys & Poets- 2021 14th St. N.W. Washington, D.C.
Co-Sponsored by Busboys and Poets & Split This Rock

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February Sunday Kind of Love: Marking the 10th Anniversary of DC Poets Against the War

590Featuring: Sarah Browning, Michele Elliott, Yael Flusberg, Leah Harris, Esther Iverem, Joseph Ross, Melissa Tuckey, and Dan Vera
Sunday February 17, 2013 5-7pm
Busboys and Poets
NOTE: This event has been moved to the Busboys and Poets location at 5th & K Streets, NW
Washington, DC

Hosted by:
Sarah Browning & Katy Richey
$5 online or at the door
As always, open mic follows! Bring your poems for peace.

Co-Sponsored by Split This Rock & Busboys and Poets

In February 2003, millions of people all over the globe took to the streets to oppose President George W. Bush’s plan to invade Iraq. Poets responded by organizing a great uprising, Poets Against the War, on February 12, 2003. Here in DC, Sarah Browning organized an open mic reading at All Souls Unitarian Church that evening, hoping that poets of all sorts would join together to speak out for peaceful alternatives. Sarah didn’t know what to expect, though, as she’d only recently arrived in the city. To her astonishment, over 175 people turned out, with 60 signing up to read and perform. DC Poets Against the War was born. Five years later, in 2008, the group presented the first Split This Rock Poetry Festival, giving birth to a national movement bringing poetry to the center of public life, where it belongs!

Read more about DC Poets Against the War: http://washingtonart.com/beltway/dcpaw.html

Join us on Sunday February 17th as we mark the 10th anniversary of DC Poets Against the War and mourn the great tragedy of the Iraq War.

Poets who were active in the group will read their own work and the work and poetry of the missing voices: Iraqi poets, Afghan poets, and essential poets we’ve lost since 2003, such as Adrienne Rich, Lucille Clifton, Grace Paley, and Dennis Brutus.

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