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Wordlights: Saturday Poetry Evenings
June 1, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings presented by Nova PDX, Rocking Frog Cafe and hosted by Igor Brezhnev.
On Saturday June 1st, we’ll have a feature from Jane Belinda and a long set poetry open mic!
Jane Belinda is a queer jewish poet from Portland, Oregon. They are the Slammaster of Portland Poetry Slam! They write on subjects of grief, queerness, gender, and jewish identity. They have competed nationally at the Individual World Poetry Slam and was on finals stage at the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Dallas in 2017.
Sign-ups start at 5:30, show starts at 6PM. On first and third Saturdays each performer in the open mic gets 10 minutes, there are only 8 slots available and the list order is randomized.
Come share your words and join us for a night of open mic, a great feature and plenty of snacks and booze 🍻
Rocking Frog Cafe is an independently run, local gem in the lower Belmont District of southeast Portland. Nestled in a lovely early-century Craftsman-style bungalow, we offer a comfortable place to study, eat and socialize. Find out more about The Rocking Frog at rockingfrogpdx.com.
NovaPDX is a talent and production company based in Portland, Oregon. We organize and host performance and educational events, showcasing local and visiting musicians, poets and comedians. Our mission is to create spaces where talent thrives. Learn more about us at novapdx.org.
Your host, Igor Brezhnev is a poet, an author, an artist and a book designer among his other sins. He is roaming the West Coast thinking up new art, books and helping shape creative projects. You can find out more about Igor at igorbrezhnev.com