So I know I promote myself a lot. I'm not ashamed of it. If you don't know how to promote yourself, you'll never make it. It's just part of the job. But for 99% of the shows I put in my Twitters and Facebook statuses and all that, I'm really just saying "hey, this is happening; you might like it." I very rarely ASK people to come to shows.
But this is one of those shows where I'm kind of asking people to come out. Aside from being a GREAT show (three incredible poetry slam teams from MN: Minneapolis, Quest youth team and National Poetry Champion St. Paul; plus others), it's raising money for a really amazing cause, the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy. This is a school in Kibera, Kenya (the second largest slum in the world) that's doing some unbelievably good work.