Monday! July 7th! One Night at NICK’S BAR! w/ WILLIAM EVANS from Columbus Ohio! PLUS! “Great Speech or Poem?”! Guess Challenge

***IMPORTANT*** Due to an independent film being shot at Ralphs on Monday! The Dirty Gerund Show will be making another one night only trek across town to NICK’S BAR Worcester at 124 Millbury Street this week! ***

willevansPOETRY FEATURE: WILLIAM EVANS is a writer,instructor and performer from Columbus, OH. As the founder of the Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam (September ’08), William has created the largest weekly poetry open mic currently operating in the city. William also founded the NuGrowth Youth Poetry Slam in Columbus, OH in addition to hosting the first ever Columbus All District High School Poetry Slam in April 2009. As an artist, William is one the most successful performance poets to come from Columbus and the state of Ohio as a whole. He made his second appearance on a slam finalist stage at the National Poetry Slam in 2011 as a member of the Writing Wrongs National team in addition to his 11th place finish at the Individual World Poetry Slam in 2009. He has willevans2performed on seven Columbus National Teams while being an artist in residence for both the Columbus Wexner Center and Columbus City Schools in 2012. William released his first full-length manuscript, In the Event You are Caught Behind Enemy Lines in August 2009 on Penmanship Books of Brooklyn, NY. He currently tours the country and facilitates writing workshops thru Projecting Murals LLC, a non-profit
organization that connects facilities such as schools, community centers & correctional facilities to artists from the community. He founded the company in April 2009.

speechBONUS RUCKUS: “GREAT SPEECH or POEM?” Guess where the line is from challenge! We think poets sell out too often and land cushy gigs as political speech writers. This is our hypothesis. So let’s test that one out again and see if ya’ll can tell the difference. We’ll bring lines from classic poems and speeches, recite them. You buzz the buzzer, guess and get a point. First to three gets a sweet prize! Musical guests, visual artists to e announces. Stay tuned an in tune for the facebook invite! We’re super excited to rock out at Nick’s again. Thanks to so many folks who came out and tore it up last week as we took the show outside! So bananas! Let’s keep this incredible summer going! Let’s make good decisions this weekend people!

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