If you like poetry, you don't want to miss our next slam, when we offer two rounds of powerful poetry action PLUS an open mic PLUS a feature poet coming to us from NYC.
Noel Quiñones is a Puerto Rican poet, actor, community organizer, and performance artist born and raised in the Bronx. He travels the country with his talk "Beyond the Black / White Binary: Exploring the Inner Ethnic Conflict of Latinidad", using his poetry to break open the binaries we impose on our identities. As a writer, he’s received fellowships from Poets House, the Poetry Foundation, CantoMundo, Candor Arts, and SAFTA (Sundress Academy for the Arts). As a performer, he’s featured at Lincoln Center, Harvard University, BAM, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and Jawdance in London to name a few. His performances have been showcased on Huffington Post, Tidal Music, Vibe, Latina Magazine, Medium, Remezcla, Univision, and elsewhere. Founder of Project X, a Bronx-based arts organization, Quiñones was recently named one of New York State’s "40 Under 40 Rising Latino Stars" by The Hispanic Coalition and as a 2018 Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow.
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And if you can't make it to this slam, our next show at the Drake is June 30.
Accessibility info: The Drake Hotel has 1 step at the front door on Queen St. W. There are no steps and a button to open the door on Beaconsfield (west side of the building). To get from the lobby to the Underground, there are 19 steps to the doors/bar level, then 4 steps leading from the bar area to where the chairs are setup. Bathrooms are back on the same level as the bar in the Underground. A wheelchair accessible, gender neutral washroom is on the main lobby level.
See you at the Drake, slam fans!