Poet Denise Jolly (@djolly6) Comes To #PDX This Weekend For Two Events

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Awkward Open mic featuring Bay Area poet Denise Jolly.

The evening will open with a short open mic, then we’ll let Denise wow us with her fabulousness, followed by a Mad Lib Slam. The winner of this slam will take home $50! Mad Libs will be provided and all you have to do is make them awesome!

14 Northeast Killingsworth Street  Portland, OR 97217

(503) 232-6003

The show is all ages.

Suggested donations: $1—10

Doors will open at 6:30pm, open mic at 7:00pm.

Hope to see all of your beautiful faces!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Garden Party Workshop Facilitated by Denise Jolly

Bring your cups and your forks! Pens and paper will be provided. In the back yard of City Farm we’ll be hosting a one of a kind writing workshop: food on the grill, veggies out of the garden, and fresh lemonade by the Garden.

Behind City Farm (7636 North Lombard Street  Portland, OR 97203)

All ages. No cover. (But we’ll gladly accept donations for Mz. Jolly!)

Contact Aleks to RSVP: astefanova@live.com

Note: This event is “Bring-Your-Own-Booze-and-Meat” as they will not be provided.

Get to know our touring guest poet:

Denise Jolly is a member of Salt Lines Spoken Word Collective, has served as Executive Director of Seattle Youth Speaks, co-host and facilitator of the Seattle Poetry Slam, Poetry Curator for The Round (a live multidisciplinary collaborative arts show), Eleventh Hour Productions Board of Directors and Vice President of Stronghold Productions. Denise was the 2009 San Francisco Grand Slam Champion and member of the 2009 San Francisco Slam team who ranked 3rd in the nation. She has performed, taught, and/or collaborated in venues as large as Coachella and as small as Cook County Detention Center, Cleveland High School, and Seattle Youth Speaks writing circle. She likes doing great things with amazing people and being moved by art, community and how the two work together.“

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