Philostoria (An Open Mic With A Twist): JB's Birthday Edition

Sun, 07 January 2018 // 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!

Note from the host: It's my birthday show, so it's gonna be 29 shades of lit! Come by for drinks, fun, and poetry!

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, totally intrusive, 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 of their own! (It's also the host's birthday show, so be intrusive as you want!)

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!

$8 in advance / $10 at the door Signature Special: $12 for Philostoria + PoetNY! (In advance) Get tickets at:

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