I'm proud of the fact that I'm a pretty good artist. But I'm probably more proud of the fact that I know how to throw a good show. The MN Activist Project launch party at Intermedia Arts back on May 24 was a really good show-- a whole bunch of my favorite spoken-word artists reading poems about social justice, community and activism (one original and one cover piece). Huge thanks to all of the artists and the audience who made it a great success. These photos are all courtesy of Susan D. Stirling of Mavericksprout Photography-- THANKS!
Here's me, your amiable host:
Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, one of the pillars of our spoken-word scene:
Real Karaoke People" is one of my favorite books of poetry ever:
It definitely wasn't EVERY talented spoken-word artist in the TC, but it was a good bunch of them. All of the artists who performed were inspiring. Go out to their shows and see them. Let's keep building.