Friday, May 12, 2006

Tuesday May 16-Open Mic, Soul Slam


Come on out and share your work at the night where YOU are the show!
No matter what your poem is about or what you think your skill level is, this is the place and the chance for you to shine.
I look forward to hearing your work.


Our last installment in the Soul Series, this Soul Slam should be great. No, it WILL be great!
With cash and prizes totaling over $50.00 you don't want to miss your shot at taking home some loot.
The rules?
Be prepared to read in two rounds.
Poems must be 3 minutes or less.
Poems will be judged on performance and content.
Poems cannot have obscene, foul,or profane language.
Poems do NOT have to deal strictly with a God, a religious belief, or a spiritual one.
No props of any kind.
You may sing during your poem, but you may not simply SING a SONG. You must actually have a poem to perform.
Poems DO NOT have to be memorized.

Poems need to be positive, uplifting, happy(in theme), celebratory, inspiring, or spiritual, or speak to the human nature of good will.

In other words, you could do a poem on how you love God, how your God loves you etc.
You could also just as easily do a poem on how you love cheese, video games, toy robots, your mom,etc.
You could do a "keep your chin up" type of poem.
An "Eye of the Tiger" type of poem.
etc. etc. etc.

So now that you know what the rules are, bring out your poems or write some new ones and come out and slam.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Tuesday May 9,2006

a very nice evening.
started behind while folks for the auction and King Arts complex came in, but not by much.
People are really starting to move their arrival time back up in spite of the great weather and even later sunsets, which can affect your time if your crowd is more of a night crowd instead of the 9-5 variety.

The open mic was great. over 20 people signed up to read and are learning that if you wait too long, you won't get to read that week.

the birthday celebration was nice and everyone enjoyed the ice cream cake.

Thank you to everyone who signed the card for Bro. Is Said. It will lift his heart to see the folks show him love in his time of need.

The auction for the seats at the event was nice. More money is always a good thing, but all in all no complaints. Thanks to all who supported.

Monday, May 08, 2006

The Better Half

For longer than anyone really knows, a man named Is Said has been doing his thing in this city in the name of poetry.
Plays, poems, novels, emcee,host, novelist, actor, activist, mentor, teacher; all these words and more come to mind.
For over thirty years, his darling wife has been there with him for support and stability.
Is Said just lost his wife to a battle with cancer.
This is a moment of peace and silence for her and love for him.
You are in our prayers Is Said.
Thank you.