Filtering by: Readings and Poetry

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Women Of The World @ Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

TUESDAY, November 28th at 427 Laurel St, @eclectictruth brings you Women of the World Slam off which will feature some of the most legendary poets to ever touch a mic. Yours truly, Toi the Poetic Beauty, will be competing for a chance to go to the WOW in Dallas! Show starts at 8p and EARLY ARRIVAL is a must! See you there!

Eclectic Truth Poetry Slam & Open Mic
Toistories by Toi the Poetic Beauty

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7:00 PM19:00

Eclectic Truth featuring Sarah Webb @ Arts Council of GBR

Join the Eclectic Truth for a special show! Sarah Webb is our featured artist, and Jaxmyne will lead a pre-show workshop! 

7:00-7:50pm: Workshop led by Jaxmyne
7:50-8:15pm: Doors open for show
8:15pm-10:00pm: Slam/Sarah Webb Feature/Open Mic

Sarah's feature will draw from two recently published collections of poems and essays: Colorism Poems and Colorism Essays and Poems. This mixed genre feature is part reading of poetry and prose; part talk on the issue of colorism, blogging, hosting an international writing contest, and publishing; and part Q&A/dialogue.

This week is the begining of our 2018 Slam Season. Each week six poets have the opportunity compete in the slam! Poets who slam will accumulate points towards Grand Slam Finals, where they can earn a spot on the 2018 Eclectic Truth Slam Team. 

Not interested in the slam? Still wanna express? The open mic is available for all interested performing artists. Slam has space for six competitors, open mic has space for 10 guaranteed performers.

(no one will be turned away, please attend even if you cannot donate)

Hosted by The Poetry Alliance

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7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Poetry & Music @ The Red Shoes

elebrate the arts in Baton Rouge! With original musical performances and inspiring poetry readings, enjoy coffee and refreshments in The Red Shoes' coffeehouse atmosphere. If you’re a musician, singer or poet, we welcome you to share your gifts. Call to reserve your 5-minute spot or join our supportive audience for a night of good music, good poetry and good company. $5

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7:00 PM19:00

Eclectic Truth Poetry Slam & Open Mic @ The Arts Council of Greater BR

Join Eclectic Truth for a monthly community writing workshop before the show! This month's workshop will be taught by 2017 Eclectic Truth team member and hometown favorite, Alejandro. 

Workshop: 7-7:50
Doors (for show): 7:50-8:15
Slam & Open Mic: @ 8:15

Pay what you can! This reading/workshop are accessible to all, regardless of your ability to pay! If you can, please donate $5-10 to help sustain Eclectic Truth. 

Open Mic & Slam: 
Each week six poets have the opportunity compete in the slam! Not interested in the slam? Still wanna express? The open mic is available for all interested performing artists. Slam has space for six competitors, open mic has space for 10 guaranteed performers.

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4:00 PM16:00

Sundays@4: Ronlyn Domingue and 'The Plague Diaries' @ Baton Rouge Gallery

On Sunday, September 17, Baton Rouge Gallery's Sundays@4 series welcomes acclaimed novelist Ronlyn Domingue for the release of her latest effort, "The Plague Diaries."

This epic is the conclusion of her "Keeper of Tales" trilogy, which follows the the mystically gifted heroine, Secret Riven. In bringing together the cryptic prophecy in "The Mapmaker’s War" and the troubling mysteries in "The Chronicle of Secret Riven," Book Three leads readers to an unforgettable reckoning between lies and truth.

BRG is particularly excited to welcome Domingue for this Sundays@4 event as the program has also hosted the releases for her first novel, "The Mercy of Thin Air," in 2005 and for the trilogy's first two installments, in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

This event will begin at 4pm and is free and open to the public.

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7:30 PM19:30

Eclectic Truth Ft Eclectic Truth Slam Team

 Tuesday evenings are for the Eclectic Truth Poetry Slam & Open Mic at The Firehouse Gallery located on the 1st floor of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Eclectic Truth is the home of Baton Rouge's longest running poetry open mic and the city's only certified slam! 

This week features, The 2017 Eclectic Truth National Slam Team! The team consist of all 1st Time Poets to the National Competition. The members of the team are Chelsea Lynne Murray, Jazmyne Smith, Alejandro, Jolie Gilbert & Shannon Groll. They will be performing their entire set before heading out to Denver, Colorado and compete in this year's National Poetry Slam. 

The open mic has placements for 10 performers and the slam has space for six competitors. Come out to share your truth or to listen and enjoy some beverages at the complimentary, donation-based bar. 

Doors open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm. Hosted by Eclectic Truth Poetry Slam & Open Mic

Brought to you by The Poetry Alliance.

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5:30 PM17:30

Summertime Open Mic with New South Story Lab

Join the Story Lab for "OutSpoken", a summertime open-mic reading at Dyson House Listening Room. The day's featured writer will be Bonny McDonald, with Ben Herrington on the accordion. There will be an open-mic segment to get started. Email if you'd like to volunteer to read!

A suggested donation of $10 will cover admission + food. All proceeds will go towards the Story Lab's free writing workshops in the city, benefitting young writers and storytellers from all backgrounds.

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