Sat, Apr 18|
Wordat1F Open Mic featuring Roya Marsh
Join us for an online Open Mic featuring Roya Marsh as she debuts her new book dayliGht. Bring your poems, stories, music, etc. 3 minute spoken word pieces allow.
Time & Location
Apr 18, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT – Apr 19, 2020, 12:00 AM EDT
Before there was a Dominican Writers there was a Wordat4F open mic series created by Angy Abreu, a series that met on a monthly basis in her Bronx Apt. Wordat4F was a spoken word series that featured incredible spoken word artists which also brought the first Poetry Slam competition to Washington Heights during the Fall of 2015.
We're bringing back our spoken word/open mic series in more than three years and what better way to do so than with the incomparable Roya Marsh? Sign up for open mic upon entry to the zoom meeting.
Roya Marsh, a native of the Bronx, New York, is a nationally recognized poet, performer, educator, and activist. She is the Poet in Residence at Urban Word NYC, and she works feverishly toward LGBTQIA justice and dismantling white supremacy. Marsh’s work has been featured on NBC, BET, Button Poetry, Write About Now Poetry, Def Jam’s All Def Digital, and Lexus Verses and Flow, and in Poetry magazine, Flypaper Magazine, Frontier Poetry, The Village Voice, Nylon, HuffPost, and The BreakBeat Poets Volume 2: Black Girl Magic (2018).
Description of her new book:
dayliGht is a dazzling collection of poems from a necessary new voice, at once a clarion call for stories of Black women and a rebuke of broken notions of sexuality and race.
Growing up, Roya Marsh was considered “tomboy passing." With an affinity for baggy clothes, cornrows, and bandanas, she came of age in an era when the wide spectrum of gender and sexuality was rarely acknowledged or discussed. She knew she was “different,” her family knew she was “different,” but anything outside of the heteronorm was either disregarded or disparaged.