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Prior relief and support funds for small businesses and artists: NACF’s Native Arts Emergency Support Project, Portland Small Business Relief Fund, Portland Area Artist Emergency Relief Fund, RACC’s  Emergency Artist Relief Fund, RACC’s page for relief resources (and updated here), RACC’s COVID-19 relief Support Beam, Literary Arts’ Booth Emergency Fund for Writers, and Oregon Humanities’ emergency funding for organizations.

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Poetry Slam and Open Mic feat. Raggedy Andey

June 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free – $5
Tiny’s Coffee – NE MLK Jr, 2031 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212 + Google Map

Join us for another amazing poetry slam and open mic!!!

There is a 5 dollar suggested donation for this event but no one is turned away.

We will have a feature from Raggedy Andey!

More about Raggedy Andey:
Raggedy Andey is a poet and spoken-word artist born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. Her poetry ranges from feminist slam poetry to dark metaphorical prose to intense self-reflection which has always been the role of writing in her life. She is the Santa Cruz Legendary Collective’s Co-Slam Master and Grand Slam Champion of 2015 through 2018. Competing in the National Poetry Slam (2015) and Southwest Shoot Out (2018), in which she won the independent competition, as well as taking first place with the Legendary Team overall. Raggedy Andey continues to work in her local poetry community as a core organizer of the Santa Cruz Word Church—a weekly open mic/slam—and as a mentor and coach to many young poets of Santa Cruz. As her renown continues to grow across Northern California, Raggedy Andey aspires to uplift the voices of young poets and encourage them to write loud. She has self published three original works, My Body that Comes off in Pieces (2014), The Powder Room (2016), and Portrait of an Infection (2018).

We will be at our venue, Tiny’s Coffee Northeast! This means our show is all-ages! Everyone is welcome. We do not censor our mic except for instances of hate-speech. Please also note that we start a little earlier then at previous venues.

Accessibility info: Tiny’s is on the 6 bus line, which is a frequent service line. It is a quarter mile from the the streetcar line and about a half mile away from the max. The building and stage is wheelchair accessible and most of the seating can be moved to create space for accessibility equipment. The venue serves food and coffee, so it is not scent-free.


Tiny’s Coffee – NE MLK Jr
2031 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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