Write Bloody Poetry LIVE: Sarah Kay, Derrick Brown, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz & Anis Mojgani

Write Bloody Poetry LIVE: Sarah Kay, Derrick Brown, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz & Anis Mojgani

Wed Apr 4

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$15.00

  • Full Dinner & Drink Menu Available

Sarah Kay
Sarah Kay
Sarah Kay is a New Yorker. a poetry writer and reader. a spoken word poetry teacher. the founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E. with Phil Kaye. a witty banter enthusiast. a postcard lover. a documentary filmmaker. a foodie. a playwright. a singer. a songwriter. a photographer. a best-selling author of the book B. an editor for Write Bloody Publishing. a Gemini. a mediocre driver at best. a musical theater geek. a smoothie expert. the daughter of a Taoist mother and a Brooklynese father. a hapa. less cool than her little brother. an alum of the United Nations International School. an alum of Brown University. an alum of Brown University Graduate School’s Masters Program in the Art of Teaching Secondary English. a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Grinnell College.
Derrick Brown
Derrick Brown
Derrick C. Brown is a comedian, poet and storyteller. He is the winner of the 2013 Texas Book of The Year award for Poetry. The New York Times calls his work, “…a rekindling of faith in the weird, hilarious, shocking, beautiful power of words.” Brown has toured with comedians and musicians such as Eugene Mirman, David Cross, Rival Sons, and Cold War Kids. He has performed on Jay Leno, and has been featured on podcasts such as This American Life with Ira Glass and The Nerdist with Kurt Braunohler. He has performed all over the United States and Europe for over 20 years.
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is the author of seven books of poetry. Most recently, she released her nonfiction book, Dr. Mütter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine, which spent three months on the New York Times Best Seller list. Cristin has toured widely with her poetry, at venues as diverse as NYC’s Joe’s Pub, LA’s Largo Theatre and Australia’s Sydney Opera House.
Anis Mojgani
Anis Mojgani
Anis Mojgani is a two-time National Poetry Slam Champion, winner of the International World Cup Poetry Slam, and multiple-time TEDx Speaker. His work has appeared on HBO, NPR, and in the pages of such journals as Rattle, Forklift Ohio, Paper Darts,Thrush, and Bat City Review. He has performed in venues and events around the world, including The Getty Museum (LA), countless colleges, House of Blues, CBGB's, Orpheum Theatre (AZ) and the National Ballroom (TX).
Write Bloody Poetry
Write Bloody Poetry
Our press is a little more rock and roll than a typical poetry publishing company. Many poets on our press, such as Andrea Gibson and Buddy Wakefield, regularly tour with musicians like Ani DiFranco and Mary Lambert. Many of our authors also use live music in their sets and have built fanbases across the country through touring every year. Forbes and Filter magazines call Write Bloody “…one of the best independent poetry presses in the country.”
Venue Information:
Union Stage
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.unionstage.com/