This year’s African World Festival Theme is Rising To The Top!
What’s your poetic style? Jazz, Blues, Sonnets, Haikus?
Broadside Press Presents: Positive Poetry for Positive People (open mic) hosted by Aurora Harris, Saturday August 17 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the Nile River Jazz and Blues Club ( lower level of the Museum, the indoor cafe/cafeteria) that will have doors open to the lower level courtyard. Poets who would like to read should show up a few minutes early to sign the open mic list. Each person will have 3-5 minutes to read. Since the theme of the festival is Rising To The Top, poets are encouraged to read positive, uplifting, community (local and diaspora) consciousness raising poetry. Please keep in mind that the festival is a family affair, no profanity.
African World Festival Page: http://thewright.org/african-world-festival
To identify, cultivate, and promote the talents of a large cadre of writers and to foster within our community a passion for African American literature and culture. Since its inception, Broadside Press has been rooted in the Detroit community, but devoted to developing the talents of writers throughout the African diaspora. In recognition of its successful efforts, many individuals, community organizations, and funding agencies have supported its programs over the years, making it possible for Broadside Press to continue to play its extraordinary role in the world of literary production.