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Visual, Literary and Performing Arts Networking Community consist of painters, illustrators, photographers, sculptors, printmakers, designers, poets, writers, storytellers, and dancers who reside in the surrounding areas of Washington, DC. This networking community will inform the community about events, happenings, venues, resources of interest, and opportunities. To subscribe to this listserve send an email to aashawarrior@yahoo.com

 

Community Events/Happenings

 

Ellington's on Eighth Open Mic Poetry.March 17, 2004. Ellington's on Eighth, 424A 8th St. SE, Capitol Hill/Eastern Market neighborhood, Washington, DC. 7:00 pm(202) 546-8308.Sign-up begins at 6:00 pm. Live jazz intermingled with the poetry performed by Jimmy Burrell (piano) and Andhi Rock (bass and vocals).No admission fee; 2 drink/food minimum per person.For more information email to ellon8th@aol.com

 

Open Mic Expressions.March 17, 2004.Cafe Mawonaj, 624 T Sts., NW Washington, DC.8:00PM.Hosted by Rohan and Kuroji' Ntu (formerely known as King Cipher).$6.00.For more information call 202-332-4480

 

Indigo Soul.March 17, 2004. Mocha Lounge 944 Florida Ave NW (behind the towers over at Howard, Washington, DC. 8-12.$5 cover. Featuring Andaiye and Jahipster.Neosoul artist and a poet, then open mic. For information email to indigo_soul_DC@yahoo.com. Hosted by Rush Taper and Friends

 

3rd Thursday Poetry Fest.March 18, 2004.Starbucks Chinatown.800 7th St., NW. 2nd Level

Washington, DC.Hosted by HighPriestess of Poetry.Sponsored by Starbucks.Organized by CUDC and Desho Productions.Featured Poets followed by poetry open mic.6:00PM.3rd 3rsday PoetryFest would like to invite area poets who are interested in performing to contact olokun333@aol.com

 

Spoken Word Series.March 18, 2004.Kerby Lounge, Trinity College.125 Michigan Ave. NE

Washington, DC.Featured Guest(s), Open Mic.7:30PM.Info email to ayanahoward@hotmail.com

 

Verses, Vibes and Bites.March 18, 2004.Barnes and Noble 555 12th St.NW Washington, DC

Hosted by SistahJoy."Featured Poet", musicians, open mic opportunities, and an assortment of delectable "bites" from the B & N café food. Spoken word artists, lyricists, music, literary lovers, and poetry enthusiasts are flocking. Accompaniment by Doc Powell on Djembe (African) drum.

Poets interested in participating in the open mic may simply show up and sign up in the Café.

Free. 7:00PM. For more information contact Poetsistahjoy@aol.com or call her directly at 202-246-0111

 

CAFE MUSE LITERARY SERIES.March 18, 2004.Friendship Heights Village Center is a five-minute walk from the Friendship Heights Metro Rail Stop at 4433 South Park Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland. 7:30PM.Poets Kelly Cherry & Cornelius Eady with guest host Karren Alenier.Open readings follow the featured readers. Sign up begins at 7:00pm. This event is free to the public.

For further information call: 301-656-2797.Visit them at wordworksdc.com

 

Writers Way. March 19, 2004. Corner Store Artist Studio 9th St SE and South Carolina Ave SE,Washington, DC (diagonally across from the Eastern Market Metro).

Join Writer's Way for an evening of poetry and fiction by writers from our very own neighborhoods on Friday March 19 at 7 pm. For more information call 202-547-3506.

Visit http:// www.dcwritersway.org.

 

Poetic Beats.Saturday, March 20, 2004. Dar Es Salaam Bookstore 4000 34th St Mt. Rainier, MD.$5.00 adults, free under 21.FEATURED POETS AND SPECIAL GUESTS, followed by Poetry Open Mic and much more.No Profanity Allowed.Sign Up begins at 4:00pm. Show starts at 5:00pm.Hosted by Afrika M.A.Abney "Ashawarrior" and Dar Es Salaam.Coordinated by Afrika M.A.Abney "Ashawarrior". For more information call 301-209-0010

 

Word of Mouth - Spoken Word/Poetry Open Mic.Monday, March 22, 2004.Bossa Bistro/Gallery/Lounge 2463 18th Street, NW (Adams Morgan) Washington, DC.

Is a spoken word community dedicated to the growth of every individual's creative expression. We seek to create an environment of welcome, warmth and support. 8-10:30PM.Free. Hosted by Laurie and company. For more information email to laurie@wordofmouth.cc or call (202) 667-0088

 

Poetry Slam and Open Mic. Friday, March 26, 2004. Potter's House Books

1658 Columbia Rd., NW Washington, DC. Poetry Slam and Open Mic Free for performers. Sign Up begins: 7:00pm.Show: 8:00PM, 9:15PM. Contact Meade at 202-232-4055

 

Women's Words Open Mic.Saturday, March 27, 2004.Sisterspace and Books

1515 U Street, NW Washington, DC.3:00-5:00 PM.Cover: $5.00. For more information email to

michelleinbold@thepoetryfix.com

 

Tenant Empowerment and Homeownership Forum. Sunday, March 28, 2004

All Souls Church 16th and Harvard St., NW Washington, DC. Speakers, Cultural Performances and Discussions.Free to the community. 2:00pm.Sponsored by DC Coalition for Housing Justice Inc and All Souls Housing Task Force.Contact Lester Cuffie: 202-667-6622

 

Poetry Reading.Wednesday, March 31, 2004. Trinity College 125 Michigan Ave., NW Washington, DC 20017 (Library). 6:30PM. Contact Lori Shpunt (Loretta May Shpunt) at shpuntl@trinitydc.edu or 202-884-9270

 

Venues

 

 

DC Poetry Spots

 

AWNG Presents Open Mic.Poetry, Music and More.

Every 1st and 3rd Monday of the Month

Turntable Restaurant, 5802 GA Ave., NW

6-11pm. $3.00.

More information contact Chi Mauuso at the AWNG Global Village, 202-541-5151 * 205.

 

Imagine U Unique

Every Monday

1012 H Sts., NE

202-544-7004

7:00PM

Free

First Come, First Serve

Poetry Open Mic, allow features to read

 

Word of Mouth Poetry

Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the Month

Bossa Bistro Lounge, 2463 18th St., NW

8:00pm

Poetry Open Mic

Free

For information, contact Laurie at laurie@wordofmouth.cc and visit there website for additional details at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wordofmouthpoetry

 

Ellington's on Eighth Open Mic Poetry

Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm

Ellington's on Eighth, 424A 8th St. SE, Capitol Hill/Eastern Market neighborhood, DC. (202) 546-8308

Sign-up begins at 6:00 pm. Live jazz intermingled with the poetry performed by Jimmy Burrell (piano) and Andhi Rock (bass and vocals). No admission fee; 2 drink/food minimum per person.

ellon8th@aol.com

 

Open Mic Expressions

Every Wednesdays

Cafe Mawonaj, 624 T Sts., NW

8:00PM

$6.00

Hosted by Rohan and Kuroji' Ntu (formerely known as King Cipher)

For more information call 202-332-4480

 

Indigo Soul

Mocha Lounge

944 Florida Ave NW

8:00PM

$5.00

Hosted by Rush Taper and Friends

Neosoul artist and a poet, then open mic.

For more information send an email to indigo_soul_DC@yahoo.com

 

3rd Thursday Poetry Fest

Starbucks Chinatown

Every 3rd Thursday of the Month

800 7th St., NW. 2nd Level. 6:00-8:00pm. Free.

Hosted by HighPriestess of Poetry.

Sponsored by Starbucks.

Organized by CUDC and Desho Productions.

3rd 3rsday PoetryFest would like to invite area poets who are interested

in performing to contact olokun333@aol.com

 

Spoken Word Series

Every Third Thursday of the Month

Kerby Lounge, Trinity College

125 Michigan Ave. NE

7:30-10pm

Featured Guest(s), Open Mic

Info email to ayanahoward@hotmail.com

 

Verses, Vibes and Bites

Barnes and Noble

Every 3rd Thursday of the Month.

555 12th St.NW

7pm.

Hosted by SistahJoy

"Featured Poet", musicians, open mic opportunities, and an assortment of delectable "bites" from the B & N café food. Spoken word artists, lyricists, music, literary lovers, and poetry enthusiasts are flocking.Accompaniment by Doc Powell on Djembe (African) drum.

Poets interested in participating in the open mic may simply show up and sign up in the Café.

Free

More information contact Poetsistahjoy@aol.com or call her directly at 202-246-0111

 

WordStage Poetry Lounge

Every 2nd Friday of the Month

6:30PM

Books A Million

11 Dupont Circle

Free

Poetry Open Mic and Spoken Word

No Profanity Allowed

Hosted by Eric L. Farrell

For more information email to poetfarrell@yahoo.com or wordstage@yahoo.com

www.ericlfarrell.com, www.wordstage.net

 

FAME Ministry

Every 2nd Friday of the Month ( on break until May 14, 2004)

Poetry Cafe.7:00pm

Metropolitan Baptist Church

1225 R Sts., NW

FREE

Open Mic Poetry

Info: amcpherson@metropolitanbaptist.org or call 202-238-5009

 

Respect the Mic

Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the Month.

Open Mic

Urban Energy. 1522 U Sts., NW. Hosted by 13th of Nazareth.

For more information email him at nazawrite@hotmail.com.

$5.00

 

MD Poetry Spots

 

Poetry in Motion

presented by Cathedral of Christ

Every 1st Friday of the month @7pm

Cathedral of Christ Baptist Church, 5354 Sheriff Road Chapel Oaks, MD. Rev. Calvin E. Cage, Sr., Pastor. Featured poet(s), open mic. FMI, contact Yvette or Sherry at 202-287-5997 or Monica at 202-297-6225.

You can also email them at somethinginspirational@hotmail.com

http://somethinginspirational.net.

 

Poet-A-Tete Rockville

4th Tuesdays at 7:30 pm (sign up at 7:15)

Barnes & Noble, 12089 Rockville Pike, Montrose Crossing Shopping Center at Rockville Pike and Randolph Rd., Rockville, MD (301) 881-0237.

Featured readers, followed by a poetry slam, with prizes awarded. Culturally diverse, family-friendly, obscenity-free and profanity-free series. Hosted by Cheryl Crockett. Free Admission.

<http://www.poetatete.net/>

 

Every fourth Tuesday at 7:00pm

The Poet Connection and Barnes and Noble

Bowie Towne Center, 15455 Emerald Way, Bowie, Maryland

hosts a monthly evening of lively poetry readings with a featured poet and an open mic.

FREE. For more information call 301.809. 1552.

Hosts: Steve Buter, Forestine Bynum, and Hiram Larew

http://members.tripod.com/poetconnection

 

Dar Es Salaam Bookstore

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month with a few exceptations

Poetic Beats

4000 34th St. Mt. Rainier,MD

$5.00 cover for adults and free under 21!

Hosted by Afrika M.A.Abney (Ashawarrior) and Dar Es Salaam

Featured readers, special guests, conversations, open mic, networking and more

No Profanity Allowed

Info call 301-209-0010 or email to poeticbeats2003@yahoo.com

 

John Nelson Gallery

4th Saturdays Music and Poetry Nite at 7:00 pm, Featured Poets

5103 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, MD.

Info: sky.1@starpower.net

www.johnnelsonart.com

 

Va Poetry Spots

 

Poet-A-Tete Arlington

2nd Tuesdays at 7:30 pm (sign up at 7:15)

Barnes & Noble, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 500, Clarendon neighborhood,

Arlington, VA. (703) 248-8244.

Featured poet, followed by open mic. Culturally diverse, family-friendly, obscenity-free and profanity-free series.

Hosted by Cheryl Crockett.

Free Admission.

<http://www.poetatete.net/>

 

 

WordStage Poetry Lounge

Every 2nd Saturday of the Month

6:30PM

Barnes and Noble

9850 Brook Rd

Richmond, VA

Free

Poetry Open Mic and Spoken Word

No Profanity Allowed

Hosted by Eric L. Farrell

For more information email to poetfarrell@yahoo.com or wordstage@yahoo.com

www.ericlfarrell.com, www.wordstage.net

 

 

Resources of Interest

 

Art on the Side

Resource for part-time and aspiring artists. Also hosts monthly showcase in DC called Upstairs & the Art Bayou. Serves visual artists, musicians, and writers in the metro DC area.

http://www.artontheside.com

 

Authorsden

Where authors and readers come together

http://www.authorsden.com

 

Beltway

It is a quarterly on-line journal of poetry by authors who live or work in the capital of the United States. Featured authors are chosen by invitation of the editor; we do NOT accept ANY unsolicited submissions. Kim Roberts edits three issues a year, and the fourth issue is guest edited by another area writer (who has previously been featured in an issue). Each issue typically features four to eight poems by five authors. We strive to showcase the richness and diversity of Washington area authors in every issue, with poets from different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, ages, and sexual orientations represented. We have included Pulitzer Prize winners and those who have never previously published. We publish academic, spoken word, and experimental authors--and also those poets who defy categorization.

washingtonart.com/beltway/beltway.html

 

Black Artists of DC

An arts group founded by Claudia Gibson - Hunter " Aziza" (image maker). This group meets in the surrounding areas of Washington, DC and recently published in the Washington Informer Newspaper.

To learn more about the Black Artists of DC, email to ghunterstudio@aol.com

 

Capital Community News

(Includes DC North, East of the River, Hill Rag)

224 Seventh Street SE, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20003

Phone: (202) 543-8300

Fax: (202) 544-8941

Melissa Ashabranner, executive editor

Deadline: Third Friday of each month.

ccncalendar@yahoo.com

 

Cultural Development Corporation

Works with real estate developers and property owners to create spaces for artists in downtown DC. Projects include a live/work housing program for low and moderate-income artists, an arts incubator for nonprofit arts groups, 3rd 3rsday events. Also maintains a highly recommended email list & bulletin board, the Insider's Arts Guide, of free, cheap, and off-the-beaten-path cultural events.

http://www.culturaldc.org

 

Dar Es Salaam Bookstore (since 1995)

Owner: Hodari Abdul-Ali

Various days and times

4000 34th St. Mt. Rainier, MD (301) 209-0010

Poetic Beats (Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month with a few exceptations)- Upcoming Dates: March 20, 2004, April 17, 2004, May 1, 2004, and May 15, 2004 at 5:00pm. Small cover.

Books, Tapes, Health Products and Much More

 

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

410 8th St NW 5th Fl

Washington, DC

202-724-5613

Cultural agency

dcarts.dc.gov

 

DC Poets Against the War

It is an informal group of Washington area writers and activists who came together during the winter of 2003 to protest the planned U.S. invasion of Iraq

www.dcpaw.org

 

DC Public Library

Connections to collections, great web exhibit on the Harlem Renaissance and DC, and useful general information in the community links section about DC government, media, colleges and universities, museums, neighborhoods, etc.

http://www.dclibrary.org

 

DC Sanctuary

1355 H St NE

Washington, DC

Artspace, Poetry Readings, and more

dcsanctuary.com

 

Find Art

Email and print listing of regional arts events and calls for entries in all arts disciplines, edited by Malik Marvin Lloyd.

http://www.findartinfobank.com

 

The Gazette Newspapers

(Circ: Montgomery County 274,000;

Prince George’s County 202,000;

Frederick County 84,000.)

1200 Quince Orchard Boulevard

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Phone: (301) 948-3120

Fax: (301) 670-7183

Ellyn Wexler, features editor

Phone: (301) 670-2045

E-mail: ewexler@gazette.net

 

Humanities Profiled

Television program on DCTV hosted by E. Ethelbert Miller. Past features have included a show on Dolores Kendrick, Poet Laureate of Washington, DC, and a special on Duke Ellington with Reuben Jackson and Brian Gilmore.

http://www.wdchumanities.org/media_profiled.htm

 

Making Impressions

3303 18th St., NW

Washington, DC 20010

makingimpress@aol.com

 

Market 5 Gallery

Owner: John Harrod

Hrs Varies

7th and North Carolina Ave., SE

Washington, DC. (202) 543-7293

African - American Art Gallery, Special events, weekend festivals, African Dance Classes, and lots more

http://www.market5gallery.org

 

Poetry World

Web site featuring select spoken word performers in the DC area, with bios, upcoming readings, and links.

http://4luvofpoetry.com

 

Poetology

Information on Spoken Word venues in the Mid-Atlantic region.

http://www.poetology.com

 

Prince George's County Poets

Web page edited by Eboni Bynum, promoting writers in PG County, their activities, and literary opportunities within the County.

http://members.tripod.com/poetconnection

 

Remarkable Publishing

Publishing Books founded by Hank Okoro

http://www.remarkablepublishing.com

 

Sisterspace and Books

Various days and times

1515 U Street NW

Washington, DC. (202) 332-3433.

Sponsors readings, workshops, special events by and about African-American women. Admission fees unknown.

http://www.sisterspace.com

 

U.S. Copyright Office

Answers all your nagging questions about the copyright of poetry books and journals. Located at the Library of Congress.

http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright

 

The Washington Informer (Circ. 15,000)

3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE

Washington, DC 20032

Phone: (202) 561-4100

Fax: (202) 574-3785

Sam Doku, managing editor

washington.informer@verizon.net

 

Opportunities

 

· Larry Neal Writer's Awards Competition for Adults

 

Larry Neal Writer's Awards Competition for Adults

Resident writers of the District of Columbia are invited to submit works in three categories of literature to the Larry Neal Writers' Competition. Cash prizes will be awarded for artistic excellence in writing in each category and presented at the 21st Larry Neal Writers' Awards Ceremony.

 

The deadline for submitting works to the adult category is Friday, March 19, 2004.

 

Applicants may submit, in one category only, four copies of the following:

· Poetry: three (3) unpublished poems (one poem per page)

· Fiction: one (1) unpublished short story excerpt, not to exceed 3,000 words

· Dramatic Writing: one (1) unproduced play or screenplay with a two-page summary

 

All entries must include a title page with the author's name, full street address (post office box not accepted), Social Security number, daytime telephone number, and category of entry. The author's name should not appear on any other page. All applicants must be District of Columbia residents, and at least 19 years of age. All entries must be typewritten on 8-1/2x11-inch paper; legal-size paper will not be accepted. Fiction writers must double-space their entries. Playwrights should use the traditional format. Do not submit support materials such as news clippings, brochures, or audio or video tapes.

 

The Larry Neal Writers' Competition will be judged using a "blind" format-judges will not know the identity of the authors. Submissions will be judged according to their artistic merit by distinguished professionals in the three literary genres. The judges reserve the right not to make an award in any category in which they do not find suitable submissions.

 

 

· Larry Neal Writer's Awards Competition for Youth

 

Larry Neal Writer's Awards Competition for Youth

Young resident writers ages 8 through 18 are invited to submit works in three literary genres to the Larry Neal Writers' Competition. Entries will be judged by a panel of professional writers. Contestants should submit in their age categories: Young Writers (ages 8-12) & Teen Writers (ages 13-18). The deadline for submission is Friday, March 19th, 2004.

Applicants may apply in one category only and must submit four copies of the following:

· Poetry: two poems (one poem per page)

· Fiction: one short story, not to exceed 500 words

· Essay: one short essay, not to exceed 500 words

 

All entries must include a title page bearing the author's name, age, home street address and ward, home telephone number, Social Security number, current school and teacher, and category of entry. The author's name should not appear on any other page.

 

The Commission reserves the right to place unmarked work in the appropriate category as deemed necessary. Applicants must be residents of the District of Columbia. Judges reserve the right not to make an award in any category in which they do not find suitable submissions.

Entries must be received in the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Office at 410 8th Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004, no later than Friday, March 19, 2004, 6:00 pm.

 

For more information call Jose Dominquez at 202-724-5614 and visit http://dcarts.dc.gov.

 

Poetic Beats: Call for Poets

 

Poetic Beats: Call for Poets

 

Poetic Beats is held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month with a few exceptations is seeking poets to participate in the event. This event is hosted by Afrika M.A.Abney (Ashawarrior) and Dar Es Salaam. Coordinated by Afrika M.A.Abney (Ashawarrior). It takes place at Dar Es Salaam Bookstore, 4000 34th St. Mt. Rainier, MD at 5:00pm. There is a $5.00 cover for adults, free under 21.

Info to poeticbeats2003@yahoo.com. Visit http://www.geocities.com/poeticbeats2003/p...oeticbeats.html

 

Miller Cabin Poetry

 

Series 2004 seeks poets for summer readings! Send 7 poems, bio-note, name, address, phone number, stamped return envelope: Potter, Miller's Cabin, 2204 Richland Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Deadline: Postmarked 3/31/04. 301/587-4954.

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