Category Archives: Community

A Guide to Getting Involved with Spoken-Word in the Twin Cities

As you may have noticed, things have been slow at MN Mic.  That doesn’t, however, mean that things have been slow in the community– they definitely haven’t been.  There are more spoken-word events happening all the time and it’s beautiful … Continue reading

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Post Tour Ruminations

by Cole Sarar, photography by Cole Sarar When a performing artist goes on tour, generally the goal is to reach more audiences, to acquaint more people with one’s style, name, and artwork. My unanticipated success came not so much in … Continue reading

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NPS 2010!

Obviously, all spoken word is not slam poetry, and slam poetry is not the end all be all of spoken word, but as one of the most organized community of spoken word artists in the world, it’s hugely exciting to … Continue reading

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More Advice for Touring Performers

As I put together the next “real” MN Mic post, I wanted to take a moment to point spoken word artists who are considering going on tour to check out Mike McGee‘s most recent blog post over on Mike McGee … Continue reading

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Hiphop/Spoken Word in the Classroom

Ever wanted to actually dedicate yourself to a study of hiphop or spoken word? In Minnesota, you can. Check out the following link for news video about it. Hip Hop in the Classroom in St. Paul featuring Profs. of Doomtree, … Continue reading

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