Saturday, August 17, 2013

Broadside Press Open Mic Poetry at African World Fest Detroit, MI Today

From: Aurora Harris Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Subject: African World Fest Open Mic Today Good Afternoon, The theme of this year's African World Festival Theme is Rising To The Top!  What's your poetic style? Jazz, Blues, Sonnets, Haikus? Broadside Press Presents: Positive Poetry for Positive People (open mic) hosted by Aurora Harris, Saturday August 17 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the Nile River Jazz and Blues Club ( lower level of the Museum, the indoor cafe/cafeteria) that will have doors open to the lower level courtyard.  Poets who would like to read should show up a few minutes early to sign the open mic list. Each person will have 3-5 minutes to read. Since the theme of the festival is Rising To The Top, poets are encouraged to read positive, uplifting, community (local and diaspora) consciousness raising poetry.  Please keep in mind that the festival is a family affair, no profanity. Also see this message at our Broadside Press Facebook Page! African World Festival Page: Aurora Harris, M.A.  * Winner of the 2012 PEN-Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature for "Solitude of Five Black Moons" c. 2011. Co-published by Broadside Press and the University of Detroit- Mercy Press. * Board Member of Detroit's Broadside Press. * Spoken Word Artist: In The Tradition Jazz Band: 313 673-6313

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