Bowery Chapbook Slam Q. 2 Ft. Tolu!

Sep
18
Mon, 18 September 2017 // 08:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

The New Generation of Slam, hosted by Ashley August. Signups and doors at 8pm. 5 Slam Slots (3, 3-minute poems), first come, first served.

$10 admission. Advance discount tickets: $7 http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2738229

_ Feature: Tolu! Toluwanimi Oluwafunmilayo Obiwole is a Nigerian-born, Colorado-raised poet, educator, and organizer. For 2015-2016 she was Denver's first Youth Poet Laureate. Since then, she has completed her Bachelor's degree in Ethnic Studies, and toured/performed nationally. In 2016 she co-wrote and co-starred in a play called How I Got Over which featured at the Denver Center for Perfoming Arts. In 2017 she was announced as one of The Root's 25 Young Futurists. She was a member of SLAM NUBA from 2015-2017, and is co-director of the Slam Nuba organization. She was a TEDx Mile High speaker and is the author of two chapbooks: OMI EBI MI, and How to Become a Lightning Storm. She writes, hoping to cultivate her own black girl magic while creating space and a platform for people who have yet to realize that their voices are necessary.

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