Sunday, November 22, 2009

Open Mic Poetry Reading 21NOV09

Last night I attended an open mic poetry event sponsored by Troubadour 21 Magazine at The Beat Cafe in Warren Michigan. It was really crowed with about 50 people there.

Many came to see the featured poet Whitney Syphax Walker and she did a great job, brought down the house.

I read three of my poems early in the event including one from my forthcoming book Mice Verses Man.

It was fun seeing and listen to all my poetry buddies. You all did great work up there on stage.

William B. Burkholder - The MC of the event and also a staff memebr at Troubadour 21

Valencia 'Numi' Vanner

Dimonique Boyd

Crystal Reign Brock

Karma Sweetmain Williams - Co owner of The Sweet Epiphany in Detroit

Carla Dodd - The Troubadour 21 Poetry Editor

Candace Deekah Wyatt jammed a couple tunes for our listening pleasure

New friend Megan Collins who came in from Erie PA. She owns The Last Wordsmith Book Shoppe in Erie

and another new friend Dawn Shepler Shimp who came up from Ohio

I also had some great conversations with local Detroit poet Mark Durfee and I bought his latest book Stink - Poetry And Prose Of Detroit. Thanks Mark!

Thanks to Troubadour 21 for sponsoring the event and to The BEat Cafe for providing the venue.



the walking man said...

Remember R Jay...third Saturday every month.

It was a good night.

R Jay said...

Hi Mark, yep, it's the closest open mic to my house I have found so far, so it's easy to remember. See ya around here and there. Write on my friend!

Jasmine said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

R Jay said...

Always! Thanks for stopping in Jazmine!

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