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Thursday Night Open Mic hosted by Lady Brion

Location 6251 Mango Tree Rd, Columbia, Maryland, 21044
Date Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Lady Brion, an internationally renowned spoken word artist, activist, and educator, will be hosting the highly anticipated Thursday Night Open Mic event on August 1st, 2024, at 8:00 pm. This electrifying event, held at the iconic Busboys and Poetry venue in Columbia, Maryland, promises to be a captivating celebration of the spoken word that should not be missed. Lady Brion's impressive credentials, including winning the 2016 National Poetry Slam, the 2017 and 2019 Southern Fried Regional Slam, the 2019 Rustbelt Regional Slam, and being ranked the number one female slam poet in the world in 2021 at the Women of the World Poetry Slam, guarantee an unforgettable experience curated by a true master of her craft. For two exhilarating hours, audiences will be treated to a diverse chorus of voices, ranging from seasoned professionals to open mic rookies, each bringing their unique perspectives and talents to the stage to share their stories and experiences through the powerful medium of spoken word. The event will also feature a diverse array of musicians, adding an extra layer of depth, emotion, and richness to the already vibrant atmosphere. With a different host every week, the Thursday Night Open Mic promises to be a dynamic and ever-evolving experience, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats as they never know what to expect next. Prepare to be moved, inspired, challenged, and have your perspectives shifted as these artists bare their souls, sharing their most intimate thoughts, feelings, and life experiences through raw, unfiltered poetry and prose. The energy in the room will be palpable, electric even, with a packed house of poetry lovers and open-minded individuals coming together to celebrate the art of self-expression and the incredible diversity of the human experience. Expect the unexpected, as these performers push boundaries, challenge preconceptions, and leave you in awe of their vulnerability and the sheer power of their words to evoke such a vast range of emotions. Whether you're a seasoned poetry enthusiast who has been following the slam poetry scene for years or a newcomer to the world of spoken word who has yet to experience its transformative power, this event promises to be an unforgettable, soul-stirring experience that will leave you craving more. Immerse yourself in the raw emotion, the thought-provoking narratives, the clever wordplay and metaphors, and the sheer artistry of these talented individuals as they command the stage and captivate the audience. With the legendary Lady Brion at the helm, guiding the evening's proceedings with her unparalleled expertise, passion, and energy, you'll leave feeling inspired, empowered, and forever changed by bearing witness to the magic that occurs when words are given life through performance.

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