Wednesday, May 24, 2017

First Friday Youth Open Mic Presents Kai Davis

First Friday Youth Open Mic
Kai Davis

Friday, June 2 from 7 - 10pm

First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, 633 Centre St.

Kai Davis is a writer and performer from Philadelphia. In 2016 she received her Bachelors in both African American Studies and English with a concentration in creative writing. Between 2012 and 2016 Kai Davis was the Artistic Director of The Babel Poetry Collective. She has been featured at the San Francisco Opera House, The Kimmel Center, TEDX Philly, on CNN, BET, PBS, and NPR. She is a two time international grand slam champion, winning Brave New Voices in 2011 and The College Union Poetry Slam Invitational in 2016.

Right now she spends most of her time working as a member of The Philly Pigeon Collective, a group of poets who host an award winning poetry slam in Philadelphia. When she is not hosting, she tours colleges and universities across the country, performing her original work and facilitating writing workshops.

As a Queer Woman of Color, much of her work deals with the topics of race, gender, and sexuality and its many intersections. She aims to explore how it affects who we are and how we love.

Doors open and dinner is served at 7. Open mic begins around 7:30. Free for under 26, $10 suggested donated for over 26. Learn more at the Facebook event page.

Bring your friends! Bring your art! You are welcome!

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