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Slamlandia Timbuk2 Show ft. Ryan Boyland
July 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree – $5
We have a special show in store for y’all in July!
Slamlandia is partnering with Timbuk2 to put on a one-off show in their store – with a feature from Omaha’s own Ryan Boyland.
This show will be held at Timbuk2 (1142 SW Harvey Milk Street) in downtown, Portland, on Friday, July 12th. Signups at 5:30pm, show starts at 6:00pm. There will be drinks for purchase at this event.
There is no required entry fee, though we suggest a $5 donation so we are able to pay our feature.
This show will have a short open mic that you can sign up to read in, as well as spotlight features from local poets Stephen Meads and Devin Devine, and a feature set from Ryan Boyland.
Ryan Boyland is a writer and wanderer currently based out of Omaha, Nebraska. After he studied neurobiology and astrophysics in college, his love for both science and poetry motivated him to combine the two at every opportunity. His work addresses issues of identity, love, and death. And stars. Because they’re cool. His goal through his performance is to touch minds and hearts around the world, and considers it a victory every time he is able to do so. Despite being relatively new to the world of poetry, Ryan nonetheless has begun to leave his mark on the stages he graces, earning a spot on the Omaha National Poetry Slam (NPS) team, as well as winning the opportunity to represent the city of Omaha on the international level at the Individual World Poetry Slam, both in 2018, his first year of eligibility. Currently, Ryan serves as a Teaching Artist with the Nebraska Writers’ Collective, where the amazing work of his students constantly warms his “cold [sic], cruel [sic] heart.” When he is not writing, Ryan enjoys listening to music, stargazing, and being Black, mixed in with the occasional intense discussion regarding the validity of the Star Wars prequels.
Note of accessibility: The show will take place on the first level of a store. The performance space is on hardwood floors. Chairs can be provided for those who need them.