Veggie Van Open Mic

Waco Poets Society is teaming up with the World Hunger Relief Veggie Van to bring a FRESH :: ORGANIC :: OPEN MIC EXPERIENCE to East Waco starting May 2016.

Join us for a FREE community open mic–all ages, styles, and creative expressions welcome: poetry, spoken-word, music, rap, hip hop, freestyle, story-telling, and more!

Thursday 5/19 @ 11:30a-1:00p
East Waco Community Clinic Veggie Van Stop

609 Elm Ave.
Waco, TX 76704

Poetry : Rap : Hip Hop : Freestyle : Spoken Word : Music : Story-Telling : more!

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Jesse Washington 100th Anniversary Open Mic

Join us for the inaugural event of the Black Poets Society of Waco on May 15th at Cozy’s Lounge recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the lynching of 15 year old Jesse Washington: an Anti-Lynching #BlackLivesMatter open mic event.

This is a space organized by and for Black voices to be heard, to be honored, and to share outrage, reflections, experiences, and expressions.

This is a POTLUCK event so please bring a dish and some spoken-word, music, poetry, rap, hiphop, stories, anti-lynching plays, freestyle, floetry, and reflections to share.  Open to anyone ages 18 and up.

$5 cover for the bar
Emcee: Saddiq Granger
Contact: 267-579-6618
Special Guest Artists: Ashleigh Sherel, Sha’rol Henning, Hattie McGill, Diamante Maya, Jenuine Poetess, and more!

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Unsilent :: Survivors Speak

Tuesday March 15, 2016 | 9:15pm | Waco Hippodrome

Unsilent :: Survivors Speak is an evening of poetry & spoken word featuring Kyndall Rae Rothaus and Jenuine Poetess with special guest performances by: Liz Ligawa, Stefanie Mundhenk, Sha’rol Henning, and Audrey Hamlin, hosted by emcee, Saddiq Granger.

#courageiscontagious

Limited spaces for open mic sign-ups will be availabe at 9:15pm at the Hippodrome (1 piece per person, up to 2 minutes).

This event is FREE and open to the public. There will be an opportunity to make a donation the proceeds of which will go to the Family Abuse Center and the Advocacy Center of Waco, two local organizations providing services and support for children and adults who are recovering from sexual assault and family abuse.

Unsilent :: Survivors Speak is designed to hold safe space for survivors to tell their stories, in poetry and spoken-word; to raise awareness about the issues of interpersonal violence, abuse, and assault in our communities; and to empower resilience among survivors and allies.

This event is listed as part of the global One Billion Rising movement to speak out, dance out, poem out, act out against abuse, rape, and violence against women.  Click here to learn more.

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#GivingTuesday :: fund-raising campaign 2015

We need your help!! Fund-raising campaign online NOW through December 31st (though one may donate any time, year-round)

Please consider investing in Waco by contributing a 1-time or monthly amount to support the Waco Poets Society & ITWOW (womyn’s writing circle) programs!

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THANK YOU!!! to our past and current financial supporters. (now is also a good time to reevaluate your contributions if your circumstances &/or interests have changed). We appreciate how you have helped increase access to community arts programming!
~Stephanie Dunnam Mabry~
~Randle Browning~
~Salvaged Creations~
~Sarah Frances Moran~
~PW Covington~
~Mariah Stettner~
~Sally Hoffmeister~
~Anonymous~
~Anonymous~
~Susan Summers~
~Sun Poets Society~
~Allan Aquino~
~Laurie Quintero~
~Charles Darnell~
~Jenuine Poetess~

Your contributions make it possible for us to:

  • purchase speaker, mic, mic stand, & music stand (as well as replace broken equipment
  • purchase canopy, table, & chairs used for monthly market booth and other events
  • print publicity & outreach materials
  • maintain our website, social media, and other networking subscriptions
  • PAY OUR FEATURED ARTISTS
  • provide for volunteer appreciation
  • organize special events

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jenuine Poetess at: wacopoetssociety [at] gmail [dot] com.

People for Peace :: an open mic vigil

we gather, because there are people rallying for hate, acting in violence, speaking out with ignorance.

we gather, because we must co-author an alternative narrative for our community, our society, our humanity.

we gather, because to remain unmoved, silent, disconnected, is to surrender to everything that threatens our thriving.

we gather, because anything less is a hypocrisy of love.

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In light of recent events in our own country and around the world, we gather in peace, to speak truth, guided by love, and working toward justice for all people—especially those who are targeted and harmed because of race and/or beliefs.

Join us for a community gathering of those seeking refuge & emotional support during this tumultuous time. Anyone is welcome to share poems, songs, stories, reflections, and spoken-word.

FREE & open to the public of all ages.