Philostoria (An Open Mic With A Twist)

Dec
04
Mon, 04 December 2017 // 06:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Bowery Poetry presents: Philostoria! An open mic with a twist! HOSTED BY JULIUS BALTONADO Sign up at the door! Doors open at 5:45!

Bowery Poetry is the place for poets, and that also means this is a place for your voice, your art, and your STORY. At Philostoria, we want to bring you the stories that shape the art, the vision, and the heart of every poet that shines their light into the world from our stage here at Bowery Poetry.

We want to build a community of poets, which not only showcases relevant work, but also uncovers the person behind the poems!

HERE'S THE TWIST: Before each performance, the host will ask the poet to join them on stage for a short chat, where the poet will be asked a simple question: what's your story? The host will also have a list of prepared, random, insightful, philosophical, or food-related questions from which they will pick one to ask the poet before each performance!

In the interest of equal-opportunity intrusiveness, at the end of the evening, the crowd also gets to head to the stage to ask the host some questions!

It's an open mic, and so do you! Just remember - it's 3 minutes per person!

So - WHAT'S YOUR STORY? Join us at Philostoria and tell us all about it! Tell your friends, or better yet - come by and bring them with you!

We've also got a musical guest playing us some original songs! Juliet Garrettt is a musician and actress based in Brooklyn. She grew up on Shelter Island and graduated from Princeton with a degree in political philosophy two years ago. She spent the past few years playing with her former rock band, Psychobaby. She's now working on her debut solo album-- a folk rock project with blues and pop influences. She most recently performed at Rockwood and can be seen there again January 21st. If you're in Miami for Art Basel, you can catch her performing at the opening party for Red Dot on Wednesday night. Follow her on instagram @julietgarrett More of Juliet at: http://www.julietgarrett.com/

$7 in advance / $10 at the door Signature Special: $12 for Philostoria + Bowery Slam! (In advance) Get tickets at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3136720