Sunday, March 4, 2012

Join us for our March Nor'easter Open Mic!

Friday, March 9th
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Nor'easter Open: Two Feature & an Open Mic!

Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119-3402

Join us for our second Nor’easter Open, Nor’easter Exchange’s monthly open mic series that takes place the second Friday of every month at Mt. Airy Philadelphia’s Big Blue Marble Bookstore, co-hosted by Nina Sharma Jones and Quincy Scott Jones.  Each series kicks off with readings by two feature authors, followed by an hour of open mic.  Our March features are Aziza Kinteh and Iain Haley Pollock, incredible poets and Philadelphia natives.  Nor’easter Exchange welcomes and is proud to support both emerging and established writers, at a bookstore with a truly independent heart.  Come read your work or just support that of your friends and neighbors.

For open mic, please arrive at least 15 minutes early (6:45 pm) to sign up, and allot 3 minutes for your reading.

Na Koikoi Aziza Zenzile Kinteh  is a Poet/Activist, Griot, Author, Vocalist, Educator, and Hair Culturalist.  Alumna of Eckerd College and Temple University's School's of Journalism and Communication, Azizag self published her first book of poetry  I Am Aziza in 2003. She has  also been published in three Poetry Ink  Anthologies, The Real News, Hair Stories, Howard University’s Amistad Literary Journal, The ApiaryVersadelphia‏, and  E  Pluribus Unum: An Anthology of Diverse Voices.  For the past eight years,  Azizag has acted as host to  a 1st Friday venues that provides an outlet for free form expressions of art and  culture  in the community;  now housed at The Nile Cafe.   Aziza is also featured in The Connection, a documentary film about relationships directed by Nisa RA.  She is currently awaiting publication for “Traveling Lite”, her second book of poetry.

Iain Haley Pollock lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Springside Chesnut Hill Academy, where he is the Cyrus H. Nathan '30 Distinguished Faculty Chair for English. His first collection of poems, Spit Back a Boy (University of Georgia, 2011), won the 2010 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Pollock earned a bachelor's degree in English from Haverford College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Syracuse University. He is a Cave Canem Fellow.

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