April = Poetry Month = 30/30

It’s that time of year again! Where poets and writers create one poem a day for the whole month of April. I am off to a good start, seeing as it’s only the 2nd day and I have written two poems already. I will post my poems here on the blog but every week so not to make the posts look messy.

I also proud to announce that I am working with my favorite slam collective Rain City Slam by doing a workshop writing feature tonight at scratch deli instead of their normal feature and slam. This is a way to help poets who are taking part in 30/30. Giving up advice, tips, and creative ways at looking at each day as a way to advance yourself as a writers and not seeing it as a challenge or a chore.

For daily writing prompts check in with their tumblr here and for more details about tonight’s event check out here.

As for my 30/30 – check out here or my facebook!

Upcoming Unicorn Events

I know, I know, easy. But I truly love unicorns! So with that said here are some up coming events I will taking part in:

March 7th – Hosting Youth Speaks Seattle WILD Card Slam
Youth Speaks Seattle Twitter HERE
Facebook event HERE

March 16th – Special Guest at Hedgebrook Equivox 2014
Hedgebrook Twitter HERE
Website info HERE

March 16th (evening) – Palladium Show
*Details coming soon*

March 30th – co-hosting Rain City Slam Finals
Rain City Twitter HERE
Facebook events info HERE

 

Side note my blog “The Intern Archives” is turning five years old on March 8th! CRAZY

My family at Rain City Slam

Let me tell you about the ONLY all ages slam in Seattle: Rain City Slam

Rain City is an amazing poetry community, safe space, collective started by two of my dearest friend Ela Barten and Maya Hersh. It happens EVERY Wednesday at Scratch Deli. Sign ups for the open mic or slam are at 7:30 PM and the show starts 8:00 PM. I usually host but tonight I got on the mic to read a poem.

For those who know me and my slam poetry career know I’ve been competing for ten years and as of slam year I “retired.” I don’t know if I’ll ever pull a Jordan or Jay Z and come back. But for now I am happy hosting (and now know I enjoy jumping on the open mic if I feel like it)

BUT THE POINT IS Rain City is a great place for first timers. Come, kick it, listen, don’t share, or share. For more info, links below

Twitter

Facebook 

Website

 

 

New Events – April Calendar

Making some poetic rounds of my hometown. Yes, that did in fact rhyme. But I did not do it on purpose.

April 3rd, 2013 – Rain City Slam at the Scratch Deli on 12th.
7:00 PM

April 9th, 2013 – Hedgebrook Rising the Roof off Town Hall!
7:00 PM

April 26th, 2013 – Village Books Reading
7:00 PM

April 27th – Seattle Poetry Slam Grand Slam at Town Hall
7:00 PM

More info to come on each event as well as updates for more performances.