The show begins with our open mic.
Doors open and the list goes out at 7 pm,
Open Mic starts at 8 pm, cover is $4 ($3 for students).
Ryan J and Nate Mask will be teaching a writing workshop on the topic of writing about joy as resistance from 6-7:15 PM before the open mic. $5-10 sliding scale. No sign up in advance necessary.
After this week’s open mic, we are thrilled to bring you two amazing features for the price of one!
Nate Mask and Ryan J are nationally touring spoken word artists based out of Atlanta, GA. Both have competed and found success in the Slam community at national, regional, and local levels, and whose poems have received over 900,000 views on YouTube and Facebook. They are tolerated in their local scene because their poems are somewhat entertaining, but nobody actually likes either of them.
Throughout their work, both poets use humor and passion to draw audiences in, while providing insightful and scathing commentary on both social and personal issues. Their work touches on topics ranging from race, politics, relationships, mental health, driving in Atlanta traffic, and more. They have both self-published chapbooks, and are heavily involved in the poetry video platform HomeGrown Poetry.