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

March 6, 7P

Berkshire Museum < note change of venue!
39 South Street, Pittsfield

Above: The brave voices of WordXTeen, November 2014

Franny Choi

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.

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