Workshop: 7-8pm ($5-$10 sliding scale, no one will be turned away)
Open Mic: 8:30-9:30pm Free
Gifts are nice. Flowers are okay I suppose… but there's no better way to say I love you than in your own words. Come explore three pre-Valentine's Day mini workshops that will help you find new ways to say «I love you». Whether you're saying it to a romantic partner, best friend, family, or yourself, this workshop will help you put pen to paper for whoever you choose to love.
Joy Young is a performance and teaching spoken word artist based in Phoenix, Az. Their poetry and workshops, much of which centers on transgressing borders, entering topics pertaining to social justice through poetic personal narratives has been featured on Button Poetry and Everyday Feminism as well as on stages and in colleges and classrooms across the country. They believe personal narratives should be a driving force for healing ourselves and the world around us— that they are a doorway through which we should consciously enter the world of social justice in hopes of creating understanding, connection and making substantive change.
Wasted Ink Zine Distro's «Off the Page» is a monthly spoken word workshop and open mic offering local Arizona poets, writers, and storytellers opportunities to create, present, and publish their work in a brave space. A brave space is grounded in self-awareness and those in that space place themselves in positions of vulnerability as a form of collective action. It is a commitment that our words be one of many doorways to larger community driven conversations.
Performance priority for our open mic will be given to those who attend the workshop.
Special thanks to the event creators Anastasia Freyermuth, Charissa Lucille, and Joy Young.
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