The Mic Is Open To Celebrate National Poetry Month With “Pancakes & Poetry” Event
New York City’s leading talent showcase, The Mic Is Open, will host “Pancakes & Poetry” on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at their own gallery.
Writers, speakers, griots — lend us your pens! New York City’s leading talent showcase, The Mic Is Open, is celebrating April’s National Poetry Month with an extremely dope event on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
“Pancakes & Poets,” the Dabriel Fulton-founded event, will take place at The Mic Is Open Gallery (38 West 39th Street, 3rd Floor) and a portion of its ticket sales will be donated to the Urban Arts Partnership.
For those just getting familiar with the organization, The Mic Is Open is an LGBTQ-inclusive monthly talent showcase that provides a platform for emerging artists to showcase their talent. Leading lady from FOX’s hit show Star, Mocha Bands, was crowned as February’s grand prize winner.
The goal behind The Mic Is Open was to create a “safe space” for underground poets, singers, rappers and comedians to express their work with full audience participation and support. “I wanted to create a platform for people like me—artists, poets, musicians—to be able to come together in unity and express themselves,” Fulton said. “We always make sure that The Mic Is Open is somewhere anyone could feel comfortable with sharing the truth of who they are.”
Art, as is with most things in this life, is essential, and according to Fulton, it is “more essential than ever as it shows us how we are all connected.”
Nothing more truer than the truth, we say.
Below, peep the “Pancakes & Poets” lineup below, plus you can learn more information about the organization and event by clicking here (http://micisopen.com/).
The “Pancakes & Poetry” lineup includes:
Olivia Hall (Spoken Word Poet)
Francesca Duncan (Singer)
Kid Lit (Singer)
Derrick Hayes (Spoken Word Poet)
Kiet Tai Cao (Spoken Word Poet)
Nadirah Shakur (Rapper)