Friday, September 19th!
Sign-up for poets is at 6 p.m. The open mic begins at 7 p.m.
$5 for non-members of International Arts Artists
Free for members of IA
Free for performing poets
Hosted by Fred Joiner, curator and host of the American Poetry Museum's Intersections at the Honfleur Gallery and poet in residence at Busboys and Poets, Shirlington. This month's feature poet is Drew Anderson.
New Orleans bred hip hop artist, spoken word poet, host, screenwriter and high school teacher Drew Anderson, aka "Droopy the Broke Baller," utilizes his talent in innovative ways to connect with audiences big and small via the avenues of art and education. A fixture in the D.C. spoken word scene for more than 10 years strong and two-time DC/Baltimore National Slam Team member, Anderson has a writing resume that includes two solo publications and numerous collaborative projects. He is a co-founder of the award-winning Straight, No Chaser Productions film company, dedicated to giving voice to underexposed characters and lending reality to unconventional worlds.
As a performance artist and host of the ever-popular "Spit Dat" set at Mocha Hut, Anderson is known lovingly as "The Black Weird Al Yankovich" for his laugh-laden parodies of the music world's catchiest contributions. We are fortunate to have him as our feature this month, as he was contemplating running for president but decided instead to "give his boy Barack a shot."
HOME is on every THIRD Friday of the month at Hillyer Art Space.
9 Hillyer Court NW | Washington, DC | 20008 |