Come to the Providence Poetry Slam This Thursday

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This Thursday December 4th at 8:00pm, at AS220: 115 Empire St, Providence, Rhode Island 02903

Doors open and sign-up list goes up at 7:30.
Show starts at 8pm.
Cover: $4 (or what you can pay)No slam this week. Instead, they will have an extended open mic before and after the featured performance.In the wake of the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson, this week’s show will be dedicated to an open mic/speak-out on police brutality, racism, and the way racist violence affects our communities. They hope for a night of mourning, healing, and action through poetic exchange. Their stage is open to all poems, songs, stories, raps, testimonies, elegies, community announcements, etc.#BlackLivesMatter #IndictAmerica #JusticeForMikeBrown #NoJusticeNoPeace

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ABOUT THE FEATURE:

Mckendy Fils-Aimé hails from Manchester, New Hampshire, where he is an instrumental organizer and co-host for his home slam, the long-running and wildly popular Slam Free or Die. A seven-time veteran of the National Poetry Slam and perennial semi-finalist, as well as the winner of the Boston Poetry Slam’s 2012 World Qualifier, he has been published in Freezeray, Word Riot, and Drunk in a Midnight Choir. The only thing Mckendy likes as much as poetry is his sneaker collection. He is currently working on his debut collection, Prayer in the Cracks.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/735704529839469/

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