New Open Mic! Fishbowl Poetry featuring Joanna Burrows and Cassandra Davies

Old Capitol Books is pleased to announce FISHBOWL POETRY, a new open mic right here at your local independent bookstore.

Each FISHBOWL POETRY event will highlight a featured poet, and then will open up the space as an open mic.

Date: Sunday 28 October 2018
Time: Signups 1:30pm, readings begin at 2pm
Location: Old Capitol Books, 559 Tyler Street, downtown Monterey

Joanna Burrows is a spoken word writer, singer and performer. She has been performing since she was 6 years old. For a 5th grade project she understood the power and magic of writing and sharing her story of a tragic time in her younger years. She has traveled and taught in many places, teaching from Paterson, Jew Jersey to Djiouti City, Djibouti. Joanna has found that from all the areas and ages of her students (ages 2-60) LOVE is the most popular topic that binds us all and encourages healing especially in a context that is shared with others. Joanna is an artist and a community organizer. In all her work, drawing from her own experiences of racism and sexism, she fiercely remains hopeful and committed to empowering People of Color and women to share their stories.

The main theme of Cassandra Davies‘s writing is to convey the spiritual nature of our existence; the beauty of our diversity; and, the sameness of our human experiences. She believes that all journeys are sacred, including the ones riddled with pain or trauma which can bring forth our strengths. Cassandra hosts the podcast, Guardians Speak – Personal Journeys of Transforming the Badge, and is the author of Reflections on a Sacred Journey: A Collection of Poems and Spoken Word.

 

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