WORDS! From A Scribe Called Quess?
Open Mic, Readings, Book Signings
Saturday, January 21
Doors: 7pm / Open mic: 7:30pm / Features: 8pm
Suggested Contribution: $5
A Scribe Called Quess? presents his newly released book, "Sleeper Cell".
Hosted by DC Paul
Other featured writers also reading from their publications include: Kelly Harris, Nik Richard, Kristina Robinson, Te' V. Smith and Sade Crump.
"Sleeper Cell" is a conjuring. It is a collection of poems that investigate the institutionalized racism and disenfranchisement of what it means to be black in America. From the antebellum era to present day. Further, it is a calling on all necessary faculties--emotive, intuitive, spiritual, and ancestral--as one poet attempts to radically ascend from that degradation.
A Scribe Called Quess? is a poet, educator, actor, playwright and activist in that order. He is a 2-time National Poetry Slam champion and DISTILLERY Residency recipient. His work explores issues of race and social justice, anxiety and depression, love and loss - in short, what it means to be a Black Man Child in the Broken Promise Land.
Other participating artists include:
Kelly Harris, a poet published in various journals and anthologies in print and online. Harris earned her dual MFA in poetry and arts therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Her CD, "Revival", was released in 2015. Kalamu ya Salaam calls her "the sound of wonderful."
SadeCru is a New Orleans based poet, author and spoken word artist. She shares her most intimate experiences of life, love and liberation through heart tugging poems and prose. She often speaks from her positions as a woman, (soon-to-be) wife and socially aware member of society. Her debut book of poetry "Tinted Windows: Surviving While Black" brings attention to the racial conditions of today's society. She has just released her sophomore title, "Love on Fire," the depiction of an intense journey through a time of losing, finding and navigating love. www.sadecru.com.