April 5, 2019 6:00pm – 10:00pm
It’s time for our annual First Friday’s Open Mic Edition, Poetry Slam! We are proud to be partnering with Candela Writers Workshop. Bring your best poetry to share during our open mic sessions on the cosmogram and dance the night away to curated beats by DJ IRS. Our hosts for the evening will be María Fernanda & Tone Blaze, with special opening remarks by award-winning poet and Schomburg Director Kevin Young, so arrive early! Open mic sign up will be on site.
Special Performance by Candela Poets!
With our extended hours, guests are invited to check out our current exhibitions Crusader: Martin Luther King Jr. and Syncretic Vibrations. You’ll also be able to sign up for a Schomburg membership, become a Schomburg volunteer, and visit the Schomburg Shop—while networking and dancing the night away!
Partner Organization :
Candela Writers Workshop is a literary arts organization, open to poets 18+ who self-identify as Black-Latinx, or the like, in the New York metropolitan area. Black-Latinx, also described as Afro-Latinx, is a gender non-binary term used to describe persons of African descent and/or who identify as Black with a connection to Latin American and/or U.S. Latinx culture. Candela is a queer, femme, trans, and Afro-Indigenous centered organization. Our mission is to provide a home for the artistic and professional growth of Black-Latinx poets in the New York metropolitan area. Candela is founded by María Fernanda (Chamorro) and Darrel Alejandro Holnes.
Suggested Dress Code: Harlem Chic
Tickets are non-refundable.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street
New York NY 10037 US