Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
This event is SOLD OUT
Tickets in Advance Online: $5-members, $8-nonmembers, $3-poets + fees ( till 6pm day of event)
Maximum purchase of two tickets per person due to limited space.
Featured Poets: "HUEY Gang" is a music collective based in the west side of Chicago which was founded in 2009. Led by founding members Stark, The Law, and Leader Lockwood, the group is a collection of Hip-Hop artists/emcees, poets, producers, fashion designers, open mic hosts, youth mentors, and community activists. The acronym, "HUEY," stands for Headstrong Urban Educated Youth, which perfectly coincides with what the group represents and the messages they share in their art. The group's slogans include, "Speakof Good Fortune," and "Team First, Schemes Last." The group's strengths include high energy, improvisation, and all-around live performance. Several of the group's members are also alumni of Donda's House. Together and individually, HUEY Gang has performed across the city of Chicago at Young Chicago Author's Louder Than A Bomb Festival, Chicago Park District's TIPFest, and Common's AAHH! Fest, The Thrive Youth Conference, Today at Apple, and as part of The People's History of Chicago Events.
To keep everyone as safe as possible and to comply with new government guidelines, a new seating arrangement is in place and admission will be online only via 309Tix. Seating is limited. Tables may NOT be moved as they are spaced 6 feet apart to follow social distancing guidelines. Except when eating and drinking, masks must be worn when entering, exiting, moving about the room and talking to someone other than those you came with. Hand sanitizer will be present at the doors. No drinks will be offered at the bar. Performers are required to wear a mask when not performing. Attendees will have prepaid for assigned seating. No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our maximum capacity, then we will allow walk-ins.