The Avenue at 4520 Presents: Real Talk Live

16 Jun

Gorgeous Humans!

You are all cordially invited to the first ever edition of Real Talk Live, a house variety show taking place at your friendly neighborhood poet house, 4520 N. Real Talk Avenue (“Monticello”, to the layman).

We’ve planned a stellar evening for y’all, with two mind-blowing features. Our poetry feature will be none other than Omoizele “Oz” Okoawo, a force in poetry slam for nearly a decade, both as a remarkable performer and a talented coach. Oz placed in the top ten individually ranked poets in the 2007 competition, represented Boston’s Cantab Team in their 3rd place finish at the National Poetry Slam, and also represented the Cantab at last year’s Individual World Poetry Slam. If you don’t know this man’s work, prepare yourself for spectacular craft and performance, both.

We’re also going to have a special performance from two violinists from the Chicago Symphony (yeah, I said it!).

For our inaugural venture, all of the Real Talk poets will also be performing: Roger Bonair-Agard, J.W. “Baz” Basilo, Emily Rose Kahn-Shehan, Stevie Edwards, John Paul Davis, and Laura Yes Yes.

There will also be select open mic spots open, but spaces will fill up quickly – so arrive promptly at 7 PM if you want to share song, poetry, comedy, or the elusive other performing arts.

Strange games and prizes, rumors of PBR, and requested donation at the door. 18+ please! Invite your bros and sexy neighbors.

The Real Talk Family


2 Responses to “The Avenue at 4520 Presents: Real Talk Live”

  1. marianne schaefer/gillian holoroyd August 31, 2010 at 11:00 am #

    Hi…..Id love to do a set for you. I have been performing with The Beast Women, Salon and Field Trips for the past 3 years and have published …my genre is strictly erotica in poetry and I think you might like it. Please let me know.

    • Laura Yes Yes September 5, 2010 at 2:47 am #

      Hi Marianne. At present, we aren’t really doing unsolicited features. Since we’re all artists, we all have a backlog of folks we already know are awesome and need more visibility. But please feel free to friend me on FB (Laura Yes Yes) and send me links to video and audio. ❤

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