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Project X takes over Union Square Slam

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Event:
Project X takes over Union Square Slam
Start:
June 13, 2017 6:30 PM
End:
June 13, 2017 9:30 PM
Cost:
Suggested $5-10 donation
Organizer:
Union Square Slam
unionsquareslam@gmail.com
Updated:
June 5, 2017
Venue:
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
Phone:
212 620 7310 ext. 300
Address:
Google Map
208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
USS Project X

 

We are so excited for this show. Project X will be taking over our show with grand poets, live art, Bronx merchandise, and other beautiful conduits that will inspire and expand your heart. Here’s more about the show and who is reading, this is an Open Mic as well.
 
6:30pm: Writing Workshop w/ Itiola Jones
7:30pm: sign-up and socialize
8:00pm: Feature and Show
 
Suggested Donation:
Workshop or Show: $5
 
Hosted by Sabrina Cedeño and Jeremy Rios
 
More about Project X:
Project X is an arts organization dedicated to elevating and re-centering the Bronx through open mics, workshops, community programming, and the Bronx’s own Slam Series to produce its first all Latinx Slam Team headed to Nationals 2018.
 
Join the Project X Community on IG @bxproject.x
Bronx Merch sold by Bronx Native! IG @thebronxnative
 
More about our Features:
 
Keren Abigail is a dynamic singer-songwriter born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She identifies as an Afro-Dominicana and writes R&B/soul music that is fueled by self-love, the search for identity, and the need to communicate with others. While getting a BA in French at Yale University, Keren participated in various theatrical productions and musical ensembles, most notably the Shades of Yale, an a cappella group that sings music of the African diaspora and the African-American tradition, and Whim ‘n Rhythm, Yale’s all-female, world-traveling a cappella group. Since moving back to New York, she’s performed at many storied venues such as Harlem’s Silvana, the Sidewalk Café, and the Bowery Electric. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @kerenabreumusic.
 
 
Bronx born and raised, Mayte Lisbeth is an AfroDominicana poet. Writing since the moment she could hold a pen, she developed her voice while performing with Babel, Temple University’s poetry collective which afforded her the opportunity to collaborate as well as share the stage with some revered poets. Currently she’s working on her first book while simultaneously gauging the digital landscape. You can find her on twitter @mespi5 trying to get her life together in 140 characters or less or through email at espinal.mayte@gmail.com.
 
 
Peggy Robles-Alvarado is a tenured New York City educator, a CantoMundo, Home School, and Academy for Teachers Fellow as well as a two time International Latino Book Award winner and author of Conversations With My Skin and Homenaje A Las Guerreras/ Homage to the Warrior Women. She is a planning committee member for The Bronx Book Fair and began her MFA in Performance and Performance Studies at Pratt Institute fall of 2016. She is a 2014 BRIO performance poet award winner and in 2016 she was named one of the 25 Most Influential Women of the Bronx, a BCA Arts Fund and Spaceworks Bronx Community Artist grant recipient. Her poetry will be included in the forthcoming collection of Afro-Latino Poets published by Arte Publico Press. Peggy has been published in 92Y.org #wordswelivein, NACLA, Letras by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, The Bronx Memoir Project, The BX Files Anthology, Luna Luna Magazine, Hyperallergic.com, Upliftt.com, Dealmas.net and Sofrito For Your Soul. She has been featured on HBO Habla Women, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Poets and Writers Fifth Annual Connecting Cultures Reading, and The BADD!ASS Women Festival as well as other culturally notable venues. Determined to build a legacy within the arts, she is continuously creating and supporting literary events and workshops through Robleswrites Productions. For more information please visit Robleswrites.com. Or find her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Robleswrites.

 

 
 
 

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