Talk Story Twin Cities Spoken-Word Sampler
Wednesday, November 10 at Honey in NE MPLS
205 East Hennepin Ave.,
8pm Open Mic; 9pm show
Featuring Tish Jones, IBe, Tou Saiko Lee, Miles Walser, Poetic Assassins, Jake Virden, Hieu Nguyen, Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, Inky, Dylan Garity, Neil Hilborn, Homeless Ryan K., Linda Hawj, Cynthia French, Syd Malicious, Fres Thao, Lewis Mundt, Jenn Parks and more TBA. Hosted by Guante. Plus music by Strange Perspective!
On Wednesday, November 10, Northeast Minneapolis’ Honey nightclub will host the TALK STORY Twin Cities Spoken-Word Sampler. A perfect introduction to spoken-word and slam poetry for those who might not be familiar with the form, the show will feature members of the two-time National Poetry Slam champion Saint Paul team, members of the nationally-ranked University of Minnesota and Macalester college slam teams, members of the first-ever all-women’s slam team (Punch Out Poetry) as well as a wide variety of Twin Cities spoken-word artists who don’t regularly compete in slams, including Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria from Palabristas, Fres Thao, and many more.
Sponsored by local spoken-word online hub MinnesotaMicrophone.com, the event will also include a poetry open mic that anyone can sign up for.
“The idea is that this show can bring together a wide variety of styles and approaches,” says organizer and host Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre. “We’d really like to reach out to new audiences and prove that this is one of the most dynamic, exciting, entertaining art forms around. The National Poetry Slam in St. Paul this past summer was just a taste of what we, as a community, can do.”