Aug 17 Broadside Press Open Mic at African World Fest

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.

Also see this message at our Broadside Press Facebook Page! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Broadside-Press/191974004228386?ref=hl

African World Festival Page: http://thewright.org/african-world-festival

Next Week: March 17, 2013 Broadside Press Poets’ Theater

The Dudley Randall Print Center and Broadside Press
Celebrates Women’s International Day/Month at Broadside Press Poets’ Theater on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the Grounds Coffee Haus, lower level of Student Union at the University of Detroit-Mercy campus on Livernois and McNichols. Poetry For And About Women. Open Mic & Discussion. Read poems by your favorite female poet!

Feel like writing ? Need a theme? Get facts on women and girls here: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/theme.asp
Event is free. Enter campus on Livernois side. Parking is to the right and left of the guard station. Also visit our Facebook page for updates.

Our Mission continues…

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.