Get ready, Portland poets! Portland Poetry Slam is giving you the chance to perform your poetry during its live virtual open mic.
Or if sitting back and taking in someone else’s work is more your speed, this event is open to an audience of poetry enthusiasts.
The featured performer of the night will be Kadara “Kas” Scott is a spoken word poet, activist, educator and donations-based childcare provider. Kas performs poetry centered around her experiences with trauma, relationships and being Black in Kentucky. The largely white audiences allow for gentle education in a safe space through spoken word. Kas can often be found watching the OG Twilight Zone and eating a double layer cake she purchased for herself.
This event will be held on Zoom. The link to the event will be posted 15 minutes before it begins on the Portland Poetry Slam Facebook page.
Portland Poetry Slam will post on Facebook the day of the event for you to sign up. Each participant will have 3 minutes to read a poem. If you are reading, you will need at least microphone capabilities on your device.
The virtual open mic is free to watch and participate in. If you wish to make a donation, all gifts will be donated to The Owensboro Black Expo. More details on how to give will be shared during the livestream.
The Virtual Open Mic is taking place on Sunday, June 14 at 6 p.m. For more information, visit Portland Poetry Slam’s Facebook event.
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