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Sessions Open Mic: Donney Rose
August 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sessions Open Mic
Friday, August 27, 2021
7:30pm Online Show
Featuring Donney Rose
Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians…Headlining our August mic is DC-based poet/artist/activist Donney Rose.
As always, if you have any questions, let us know. To sign up for a slot in the virtual Spoken Word forum, email Adrian Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember, you don’t have to be “local” to join.
Donney Rose is a D.C. Metro area-based poet, teaching artist, essayist, and community activist from Baton Rouge. He is the creator of THE AMERICAN AUDIT, a multimedia spoken word project detailing 400 years of Black American life using the extended metaphor of America as a business being audited. He holds a degree in Marketing from Southern University and A&M College. He is a 2018-2019 Kennedy Center Citizen Artist Fellow and a member of Baton Rouge Business Report’s 2017 Forty Under 40 Class. His work as a performance poet/writer has been featured in a variety of publications, including Atlanta Black Star, Blavity, Button Poetry, All Def Digital, Slam Find, , Drunk In A Midnight Choir, Mocking Heart Review, University of New Orleans’ Bayou Magazine, and Nicholls State University’s Gris-Gris literary journal. Donney also contributed two scholarly articles to the St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture, 1st Edition (St. James Press, February 2018). His work as a community activist has been highlighted on BBC, Democracy Now, The New York Times, and The Advocate. As the Chief Content Editor for The North Star, Donney spends his days working to amplify the narratives of Black and other marginalized people whose stories often go untold or misrepresented in mainstream news.
Mr. Rose will also conduct an afternoon writing workshop on Tuesday, August 24. Admission to the workshop includes admission to the evening performance on August 27.
Workshop: Narrative (Origins & Identity). Objective: In this workshop, participants will use elements of imagery and narrative to give a description of who they are by utilizing information about family history/customs, places of current residence, places they may have migrated from, or characteristics of family members.