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Friday Night Open Mic Casey Catherine Moore

Location 625 Monroe St NE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20017
Date Friday, August 30, 2024 at 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Duration   1 hours
Link https://www.busboysandpoets.com/events/th-evt-34991555/
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Prepare for an evening of raw, honest storytelling and thought-provoking performances that will leave an indelible mark on your soul as Casey Catherine Moore takes the stage to host the Friday Night Open Mic at Busboys and Poetry in Brookland on August 30th. A bisexual, bipolar poet, writer, educator, and activist, Moore brings a unique and powerful perspective to her work, centering on themes of gender and sexuality, educational equity, disability, and mental health. With a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of South Carolina, her writing is infused with a depth of knowledge and a keen understanding of the human experience that is truly captivating. Moore's work has appeared in numerous academic and creative publications, including The Comparatist, Sinister Wisdom, Oyster River Pages, Bourgeon, and Samfiftyfour, showcasing her versatility and talent as a writer. She has graced the stages of renowned venues such as Busboys & Poets, The Nail Salon, Comedy Bonfyre, Mind Gravy Poetry, and Poetry Out Loud, captivating audiences with her raw honesty and powerful storytelling. As a featured performer at events like the 2022 March for Medicare for All Rally, Moore has demonstrated her commitment to using her art as a catalyst for social change and giving voice to the marginalized. Under Moore's guidance, the Friday Night Open Mic promises to be a celebration of diverse voices, raw talent, and the power of storytelling to connect us all on a deeply human level. For two electrifying hours, the stage will be set ablaze with a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, and musicians, each offering a unique perspective and captivating narrative that will resonate long after the final word has been uttered. Expect to be moved, challenged, and inspired as you witness the raw emotions, thought-provoking narratives, and powerful social commentary that will fill the air, leaving you forever changed by the experience. Moore's infectious passion for the arts and commitment to fostering a space where vulnerability and authenticity are celebrated will permeate every moment, creating an atmosphere that is both electric and deeply personal. Her ability to create a sense of community and belonging, to make every person in the room feel seen, heard, and understood, is a true testament to her skill as a performer and her deep empathy for the human condition. With an open-minded, packed house of arts appreciators, this promises to be an unforgettable journey of self-discovery and a powerful reminder of art's ability to heal, inspire, and unite across differences.

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