Young poets (U21) - sign up online (recommended) to grab a spot in the Open Mic or Slam portion of the evening.
Teen Open Mic & Poetry Slam with special guest Franny Choi
hosted by Melissa Quirk-Cairns
Berkshire Museum < note change of venue!
39 South Street, Pittsfield
Franny Choi is the author of Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody, 2014) and a recipient of the Frederick Bock Prize. She has been a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship and multiple national poetry slams. Her work has appeared in Poetry Magazine, PANK, The Rumpus, and the Huffington Post. She is a VONA Fellow, a Project VOICE teaching artist, and a member of the Dark Noise Collective.
Franny has participated as a performer and workshop facilitator at the WordXWord Festival (2013, 2014). This appearance marks the culmination of a 3-day residency working with young Berkshire spoken word voices.